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by Fitz
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of Topic but Those Who Like Railroading Usually Like Airplanes
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Of Topic but Those Who Like Railroading Usually Like Airplanes

I am not familiar with the details of the B-17 cockpit. I hope there is not a single fuel On-Off control for all four engines. I know they have single controls otherwise they couldn't shut down a single one. You can get pretty far in a light airplane with the fuel shut off, I know, I have done it.
by Fitz
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of Topic but Those Who Like Railroading Usually Like Airplanes
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Of Topic but Those Who Like Railroading Usually Like Airplanes

Mark, when I saw the TV coverage I questioned the "dreaded three engine approach" thing. Should have been no problem at all with three of the four functioning. Very young pilots with very little training brought B-17s back from bomb runs over Germany, all shot up and many with one or more ...
by Fitz
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New York Central books
Replies: 0
Views: 217

New York Central books

Anyone on this board besides me a New York Central fan? I am downsizing big time and have a number of NYC books and special magazines published by the NYC System Historical Society. I am willing to give them away. PM me if interested. email: fitzrr@pioneer.net
by Fitz
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 Pulls Gourmet express on the former Milwaukee Road
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

Re: 261 Pulls Gourmet express on the former Milwaukee Road

I'm glad I had the opportunity to be a steam fan for the last 28 years, and have been fortunate enough to have the means and the desire to find, travel with, photograph, sometimes volunteer and just enjoy mainline operations with 4449, 3751, 261, 700, 1225, 765 and others, and have had the great ple...
by Fitz
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whatere;d everyone go?
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: Whatere;d everyone go?

I still read the forum every day, but have been unable to do any railfanning so have little to contribute.
by Fitz
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terms
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: Terms

This is somewhat off topic, but Mark, do you have to buy vacuum tubes for the old radios? I remember getting my grandfather's radio working and seems like 6BG6's were tubes I had to buy. Does anyone manufacture them anymore?
by Fitz
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terms
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: Terms

Well said, John. You do have the words. Some of us still act as we did many years ago and treat people with respect, but lately it has become very disturbing seeing how people act. What do they get out of that type of behavior?
by Fitz
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terms
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: Terms

Those kinds of criticism are getting more and more common on those other rail sites. Some people seem to have to challenge anything that is posted.
by Fitz
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4449 to run, August 30
Replies: 1
Views: 415

4449 to run, August 30

I just got a message from the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation that 4449 will make a run to Oaks Park and return, which is basically the same run it makes every year for the Holiday Express. You must be a member of the ORHF to ride, so if not, relegated to photo coverage. I don't know how the insuran...
by Fitz
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4014 to Duluth
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: 4014 to Duluth

Kevin, may I use one of your photos to sent to Trainorders, actually to promote Chaski as an altenate site for great steam stuff?
by Fitz
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4014 to Duluth
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: 4014 to Duluth

Wow, great collection, Kevin. You have been busy!
by Fitz
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bessmer and Lake Erie 643 is Finally Safe
Replies: 11
Views: 1398

Re: Bessmer and Lake Erie 643 is Finally Safe

It will be interesting to see how they move it, as it is "landlocked" on it's own short rails with no connection to railroads. It will take some mighty big trucks.
by Fitz
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4014 leaving Duluth on 07-21-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: 4014 leaving Duluth on 07-21-2019

Really nice work, Tom. Thanks.
by Fitz
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP 4014 in Altoona, WI
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: UP 4014 in Altoona, WI

Thanks, Al, for your coverage. Good photos.
by Fitz
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milwaukee Road 261
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Re: Milwaukee Road 261

Good for you, Al. I loved volunteering, but am now unable, so can sympathize with you.

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