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by bsd_mike
Mon May 02, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy!
Replies: 6
Views: 2016

Re: Big Boy!

I hope it can make it to the midwest again...I never had a chance to see it!
by bsd_mike
Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy!
Replies: 6
Views: 2016

Big Boy!

Here is the 2022 schedule in case anybody is interested!

https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm
by bsd_mike
Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Reading Rambles Are Returning
Replies: 4
Views: 1859

Re: The Reading Rambles Are Returning

A silly question, as all I need to do is google..but is there a nice website with information on all the operating large locomotives?
by bsd_mike
Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Twain Zephyr
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Re: Mark Twain Zephyr

They have a lot of equipment! This ex-Santa Fe high level lounge, https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fspoonertrainride.com%2Ftrain-rides%2Fsky-parlour-wine-cheese-train%2F&psig=AOvVaw0E6SiMC3iTeboqanrSdzpz&ust=1649244054764000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAoQjRxqF...
by bsd_mike
Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pennsylvania Railroad T1 Steam Locomotive Trust
Replies: 4
Views: 1438

Re: Pennsylvania Railroad T1 Steam Locomotive Trust

Though they have a long way to go, they have accomplished quite a bit!
I honestly (pessimistically) thought that they would get one drivewheel done and run out of money!

-Mike
by bsd_mike
Mon Apr 04, 2022 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Twain Zephyr
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Re: Mark Twain Zephyr

I have never made the trip to see that railroad, but I think this summer I have to!
Does anybody know, do they do any freight business?
by bsd_mike
Mon Apr 04, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pennsylvania Railroad T1 Steam Locomotive Trust
Replies: 4
Views: 1438

Re: Pennsylvania Railroad T1 Steam Locomotive Trust

That is too bad. Perhaps they are thinking about it as a large version of the "Live Steam" engine models people build. If the best feature is speed, it does not seem likely there are too many places where they will even be able to show that off. Still, an interesting project. It is amazing...
by bsd_mike
Fri Apr 01, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Twain Zephyr
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Mark Twain Zephyr

Here is another interesting story.
The Mark Twain Zephyr

http://rtabern.com/mtz/

If I am remembering correctly, the founder of the RIverside and Great Northern Railway is from Superior, WI.
I used to see him as a kid when I worked in Bridgeman's restaurant!
by bsd_mike
Thu Mar 31, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pennsylvania Railroad T1 Steam Locomotive Trust
Replies: 4
Views: 1438

Pennsylvania Railroad T1 Steam Locomotive Trust

I must admit, I am very surprised how much progress is being made by the Pennsylvania Railroad T1 Steam Locomotive Trust.
https://prrt1steamlocomotivetrust.org/

Admittedly they have a long way to go, but it is starting to look real!
-Mike
by bsd_mike
Mon Mar 28, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark D.
Replies: 20
Views: 4351

Re: Mark D.

tom c wrote:Mike, I check in every day so will send a PM if u r needed.

Tom C.


Thank you Tom!
we also have a new volunteer moderator, so things should be okay.
by bsd_mike
Sat Mar 26, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark D.
Replies: 20
Views: 4351

Re: Mark D.

Hitting the ! does not send a private message .. but it does make the discussion marked in red!
I will try to take a peek at that too...but sending a message is probably more obvious for me.
by bsd_mike
Sat Mar 26, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark D.
Replies: 20
Views: 4351

Re: Mark D.

I gave the ! a try!
Let me see if I get a message.
by bsd_mike
Fri Mar 25, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark D.
Replies: 20
Views: 4351

Re: Mark D.

Before asking for volunteers, I think we just see how it goes.
If people can promise to contact me if things are looking odd, that will likely be enough.
I can take a peek from time to time too.
-Mike
by bsd_mike
Thu Mar 24, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark D.
Replies: 20
Views: 4351

Re: Mark D.

Sort of in charge. The Railfan and the Home Machinist run on my server. I have been fortunate to have volunteers moderate and I just have done the technical side. I am very sad about Mark. I really wish I would have taken the opportunity to meet him. Anyway, at this point, I am inclined just to let ...
by bsd_mike
Thu Mar 24, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark D.
Replies: 20
Views: 4351

Re: Mark D.

Hello, I was saddened to hear the news today. I have been super busy so I have not been able to keep up on things. I wish I had taken the opportunity to meet Mark the could times I had a chance. This board has been sort of 'private' lately, so mostly self-moderating. I am happy to leave it as is and...

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