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by Mark D
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Indiana Transportation Museum Just Can't Get A Break
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: The Indiana Transportation Museum Just Can't Get A Break

I've been reading about ITM on other boards. It is a totally incompetent management that causes them to not get a 'break'.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Union Pacific Has Applied For PTC Waviers For Its Steam Engines
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Union Pacific Has Applied For PTC Waviers For Its Steam Engines

When I saw this title I also wondered the same thing. Since nothing exists to work in a steam locomotive for PTC it's either waver or go out of business. I'm going to do some research and see if someone else has already done that and we don't know about it... yet.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 35
Views: 1435

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

Except we did all that inside the shop where Steve had rented a super gigantic version of a Salamander style heater.
:-)
Mark D.
by Mark D
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 35
Views: 1435

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

The beast has been put to sleep 'till next year. I don't know why people don't do railroad excursions during the winter.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 35
Views: 1435

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

I'll be doing that tomorrow (Wednesday) with Milwaukee 261. I can guarantee from past experience that it isn't very fun, to say the least. When I get home late tomorrow night I'll be so filthy I'll have to clean every door knob and shower curtain I touch. And then the clothes I'll be wearing - toss ...
by Mark D
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 35
Views: 1435

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

Well, the old girl is back in the barn for the winter now. I guess I'll be down there shortly to hose out the firebox. I hate that job but someone's gotta do it.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 35
Views: 1435

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

I was on it again last night. That's my last night. Tomorrow morning it goes back to the shop. Then the REAL fun starts! The firebox has to be cleaned, all ash removed from the ah pan too. I've been there, done that. It's not especially warm in that shop this time of the year, but someone has to go ...
by Mark D
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.P. Presidential Funeral Train (Locomotive Mounted Camera, SD70AC #4141)
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: U.P. Presidential Funeral Train (Locomotive Mounted Camera, SD70AC #4141)

I saw about 7 seconds of the train last night on the TV 10:00 news. I already had figured it would be a U.P. train because earlier in the day I was reading internet news and there was a small photo of a few cars. They were yellow passenger cars. Immediately I thought, "Union Pacific". It s...
by Mark D
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 35
Views: 1435

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

Me thinks you are right.
In any case, I have one more night of this and then I'm done until next year. I've decided to keep going for now.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 35
Views: 1435

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

Overnight it's parked smack dab in front of the North Pole village. That's why I was wondering if there was a camera pointed at that spot. I need to make sure I don't get caught napping. :-)
Mark D.
by Mark D
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 35
Views: 1435

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

Ohhh! I know what that was! They have little stuffed animals on the ends of the sticks. They pop the little animal that looks real to little kids. It gets the kids all wound up in the cars. I don't know what their game is, but one of the 'elves' told me they only worked the train from the outside an...
by Mark D
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 35
Views: 1435

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

Thanks Robert. I'm mostly interested in what's happening at the Santa village. Charles noted an elf or two in a post here, which tells me there might be one somewhere around the 'North Pole village'. I can say that because that's the only place the 'elves' show themselves. (They're trying to get me ...
by Mark D
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 35
Views: 1435

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

I know one of the signs says; COAL FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN NAUGHTY. Robert; How do I get to another camera closer to SPUD? I want to see what it sees. The one you linked is looking too far easterly, still southerly, but I wonder if there's one that shows the locomotive at the North Pole. Mark D.
by Mark D
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 35
Views: 1435

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

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by Mark D
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 35
Views: 1435

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

Well, I'm back until next Saturday night. All went well. I never did have to sleep in the Suburban. Steve took over and got me into the Hyatt for the whole time. Same room I had last year. Rm 231. I like that room. It's good for sleeping in the daytime. It's on a dead end hallway where people don't ...

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