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by Mark D
Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early cab signaling
Replies: 9
Views: 3728

Re: Early cab signaling

Thanks both of you
Roger, that link is very informative. It gives some insight on the earliest systems. One thing is sure...They're 100% completely different from what's being used today. I need to keep digging. The electronics involved is what I'm trying to learn about.
Thanks
Mark D.
by Mark D
Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zimbawe going back to steam
Replies: 2
Views: 1978

Re: Zimbawe going back to steam

Yep, if that's what it takes to go back to steam, I'd rather see them stay diesel.
by Mark D
Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 ramblings...more worthless rhetoric
Replies: 5
Views: 2520

Re: Also...

Actually, Don, that sounds really good. There's a soft drink mix that goes well with that. You take at least 4 pinches of your favorite chew, chew it for about fifteen minutes and spit it into a glass. Add 5tsp cheap beer that says lite on the label, and top off with JOLT cola. Stir and enjoy. Mark D.
by Mark D
Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early cab signaling
Replies: 9
Views: 3728

Early cab signaling

Is anyone familiar enough with cab signal equipment to be able to tell me how the early stuff, like late '30s and in the '40s worked?
Also, how different it is from that which is used today?
The more technical the better.
Thanks,
Mark D.
by Mark D
Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 ramblings...more worthless rhetoric
Replies: 5
Views: 2520

Re: Also...

Don, you place a large wad in your mouth, usually two or more pinches, and work on it for about ten minutes. Then spread it on dry lightly toasted bread. Cover with buttered lightly toasted bread and enjoy.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 ramblings...more worthless rhetoric
Replies: 5
Views: 2520

Re: Also...

I think everyone knows how this trip came about. The SP 745 was originally going to run to KC for this event. The flooding in New Orleans put a quick halt to all that group's plans. I can imagine their disappointment, and maybe this is a good time to lend whatever support we can to that group. And, ...
by Mark D
Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 ramblings...more worthless rhetoric
Replies: 5
Views: 2520

261 ramblings...more worthless rhetoric

Well, that's another cool trip behind us. I want to say that if the reader is a railfan of any sort, you owe it to yourself to visit the KCUS. It really is a cool place. Tons of real railroading going on right outside the walls of the building, including Amtrak which makes KCUS it's depot in that ci...
by Mark D
Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milw 261 heading to Kansas City
Replies: 18
Views: 7542

Re: Milw 261 heading to Kansas City

Well, 261 is home and in the barn. Don was right on the money on his eta, but we didn't have it put away until about 1:30 this morning. Steve wanted to switch some of the cars so they would be closer to lined up for next week's trips. Since there was MOW equipment parked on the #2 main which we norm...
by Mark D
Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skytop windows today. egad what a mess.
Replies: 4
Views: 2451

Re: Skytop windows today. egad what a mess.

Hi Don Muscatine, huh? Dark, huh? Seems to me I've only ever seen Muscatine in the dark. Oh well, I spose in Iowa the Cities are all the same in the dark anyway. Hey, this butyl stuff is way gooier than that roofing stuff. But it sure does a good job if a guy only knows how much not to apply. Proble...
by Mark D
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skytop windows today. egad what a mess.
Replies: 4
Views: 2451

Skytop windows today. egad what a mess.

Some might get a kick out of this, others will shake their heads and wonder how someone can be so dumb. I just got back from replacing some windows in the Skytop, and then working doing some general stuff at the 261 shop getting readty for Oct. 8 and 9. Or is it 9 and 10. Heck, I don't know. Doesn't...
by Mark D
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW this forum died, where did every body go?
Replies: 16
Views: 6001

Re: WOW this forum died, where did every body go?

Steaminfo wrote:You asked where every body went? Probably out to Monocacy Quarry, waiting for you :)


Heh heh, good one steaminfo! I got a good chuckle out of that one.
by Mark D
Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW this forum died, where did every body go?
Replies: 16
Views: 6001

Re: WOW this forum died, where did every body go?

Well, then, that you have read other forums and they're dead too might be a clue that not a lot is going on in the whole community just now. Traffic in these sites tends to ebb and flow. It has its ups and downs. There's no need, really, to start typing keyboards just to start something when nothing...
by Mark D
Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW this forum died, where did every body go?
Replies: 16
Views: 6001

Re: WOW this forum died, where did every body go?

Well, Len, you can see by looking at the number of views on various topics that people are coming in here. But most people don't post things unless they have something they feel others would be interested in. Most people don't post something just to "hear" themselves talk. Or, should I say, just to ...
by Mark D
Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Ohio Central News?
Replies: 6
Views: 3563

Re: Any Ohio Central News?

Anybody want my opinion? No? Well here it is anyway; I would bet oc insider has already told us all he knows. He saw them tarped and shoved up an apparently unused line for storage. This would indicate to some that no work was being done at that time. That wouldn't indicate that no work has been don...
by Mark D
Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Return Of Steam? Oil Prices
Replies: 11
Views: 4500

Re: Return Of Steam? Oil Prices

Oh, it would generate publicity alright. And the resulting attention would come from the EPA PCA Sierra Club, Isaac Walton League, Earth First, Ralph Nader.....
Mark D.

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