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by Mark D
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone here...
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Has anyone here...

Great shots Al. Thanks for posting. Second to bottom looks like Steve S. with back to camera. The man stooping at left looks like Ed Dickens. My main desire other than the first and foremost of getting my brother there I wanted to meet Ed Dickens. I thought of driving up to Duluth by myself, but dec...
by Mark D
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone here...
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Has anyone here...

It wasn't about missing it, It was about Charlie not able to go because I couldn't get a Metro Mobility bus. They don't allow same day ride. You have to plan preferably 2 days out before the day you want. I didn't know that because I got my information from a sister who has done metro Mobility with ...
by Mark D
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone here...
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Has anyone here...

Great! y'all get some great photo's for the forum here. I won't be able to go. I figured this would happen. By the time I could get my cousin to stop changing dates and times it was too late to get a Metro Mobility van to haul my brother to the event. That was the point, to get my brother out of the...
by Mark D
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone here...
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Has anyone here...

... heading down to SPUD on Thursday? But moreover, if anyone has any knowledge on how they handle crowd control? Truthfully, I'm just wondering if anyone on this forum has heard through the grapevine, or chased down the Big Boy and actually looked at it at a stop somewhere along the line? If so I'd...
by Mark D
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why The Spine Line Can Handle Articulateds
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Why The Spine Line Can Handle Articulateds

Check this out and your question will be answered well;

http://armytransportation.tpub.com/TI-8 ... es-112.htm

Mark D.
by Mark D
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Be safe out there
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: Be safe out there

That's a great video! I got a chuckle out of the way they grease the rods. One crew of two for the whole works. What a waste of time! On the 261 we use three guys on each side, thus using two guns. Now with that Big Boy they do have to move the engine a few feet or less to get at all the Alemite fit...
by Mark D
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Be safe out there
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: Be safe out there

Windows told me that it has determined the link is dangerous (to that effect) so it won't allow me to see it. However, the still picture of Ed Dickens with his left hand across the upper back of the shutterbug tells me all I need to know. He's being sort of fatherly with a calm lecture about the dan...
by Mark D
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Be safe out there
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: Be safe out there

Some people just don't have the sense of a gnat.
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by Mark D
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Be safe out there
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: Be safe out there

Was the victim killed? or hospitalized? I hope he just had maybe minor injuries. Had I been there and seen it I would have followed the axxhole until I could get cops on him.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Be safe out there
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: Be safe out there

Where is brady and Gothenberg? And Dawson county? Is this in Minnesota? The article says something about someone ...to take pictures of the locomotive. Which locomotive is this? My guess is that this is miles away from here and the 4014 was the photo target. Too bad that they don't have more to go o...
by Mark D
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July
Replies: 26
Views: 976

Re: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July

I've been wondering about that too. Somewhere else on this forum someone said it is definitely going past the 261 shop on the way to Duluth, which could imply that it will also go past the 261 shop on the way back too. If so, it could be done. However, rolling the 261 outside would be a big process ...
by Mark D
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.P. 4014 When In Saint Paul
Replies: 0
Views: 117

U.P. 4014 When In Saint Paul

When U.P. 4014 comes to Saint Paul next week if all goes as planned, I will be there. Not that I want to see the beast all that much, but I have a wheel chair brother who is wheel chair bound from cell phone usage while walking on glare ice. In order to get him outside of the place he's incarcerated...
by Mark D
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving Big Boy 4012
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Moving Big Boy 4012

Just remember that tracks that Big Boy has not travelled are tracks that can have unforeseen issues. Only after the show is over will we know.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milwaukee 261 And Union Pacific 4012, Scranton, PA
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Milwaukee 261 And Union Pacific 4012, Scranton, PA

Cool! That scene is long before I happened upon the 4-8-4 engine in the photo. Back in the day when most of the railroads would allow that thing to use their ROW to get where they needed to go.
Way different these days!

Mark D.
by Mark D
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choo-Choo time in Minnesota Last Weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Choo-Choo time in Minnesota Last Weekend

Nice photo's! I presume that E9 will be painted in original Milwaukee Road colors. The insides of that diesel thing sorely need attention. Last time I was inside of it they were using extension cords to get it to run. Not kidding. That's the condition it was in when purchased, but the 261 crew will ...

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