1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

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Steve Bratina
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1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

Post by Steve Bratina » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:43 pm

Even with all the pandemic stuff going on, one must soldier on and keep going through all this. Thus I decided that I am going to have a meet at my track and invite all the guys. Not everyone was able to come but I did get a good turnout of the regulars.
The first to show up at the track was Jim (mayonnaise jar) Mardigian. Later Don (sweet potato) Ritchie and Larry (peanut butter jar) Micol showed up. Later in the day Keith (pickle jar) Taylor, Rob (root beer) Guthrie and Joe (ketchup bottle) Tanski arrived. The last one to show was Jim (crusty bun) Leggett. A good time was had by all even if the weather was a bit windy and cool.
After the meet, the boys got together with my neighbour (sliced ham) and I had a very nice sandwich. Here are some pictures
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Jim was the first one there and the first out on the track
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Here he is out on the main passing the newly installed wig wag signal.
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Don and Larry showed up while Jim was taking water on the siding.

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Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

Post by Steve Bratina » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:46 pm

More shots from the day
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Rob checks the water level in the Hall before getting steam up
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Keith checks the lubricator and say "OK here"
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Joe oils around while the pressure is rising.
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While that is going on, Jim takes the boys for a spin on the main.

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Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

Post by Steve Bratina » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:46 pm

A few more
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Joe lines up the track for the main and gives Jim the Greem.
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Jim and the boys give a wave to Joe in the shanty.
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Later, Don goes for a high speed run. Larry and Joe are amazed she is still n the rails.
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Jim Leggett shows up and an impromptu group photo is done. Don clowns around as he sails by.

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Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

Post by Steve Bratina » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:54 pm

Last ones
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The Hall is ready to go and Jim Leggett takes the throttle.
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Jim M lines the switch for the boys.
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Later, the Don and Jim doublehead for the final run of the day.
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All is ready and off they go!
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The only sad part is when my wife's dog, "The Berk" grabbed Don and ate him.

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Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

Post by Harold_V » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:15 pm

Steve Bratina wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:43 pm
my track
Is this at your home? Very nice!

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Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

Post by 765nkp » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:18 pm

Looks like fun, too bad about Don.
Cool track!

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Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

Post by FKreider » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:54 pm

Too funny, nice track Steve!
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Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

Post by Joe Tanski » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:31 am

Sorry we are stuck here in the states ,but loved attending your meet,The Shanty is the best spot for train watching ,thank you for the great hospitality,and keeping steam alive in Ontario
JOE

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Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

Post by steamingdon » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:23 am

I was enjoying myself until the dog showed up.
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Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

Post by Brunswick Carshops » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:33 am

I enjoyed this post immensely! "The Legend" made friends with the Pup!!! Hilarious!
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Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

Post by steamingdon » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:58 am

Doggone it ! Sweet I`m not.
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Re: 1st Meet at the Kirkwall Central

Post by Bill Shields » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:22 am

SOME OF US seem to be really suffering from withdrawal symptoms...
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