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by Charles T. McCullough
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy Excursion Tickets Are Available, And They Ain't Cheap
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Big Boy Excursion Tickets Are Available, And They Ain't Cheap

I m sure the prices are what the market will bear... if they have actually sold out, then the market sure did bear it!

How many dome seats are there, anyway? How many passengers got a free seat (CEO, VP's, etc.)? What about Coach seats?
by Charles T. McCullough
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy Excursion Tickets Are Available, And They Ain't Cheap
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Big Boy Excursion Tickets Are Available, And They Ain't Cheap

I guess there is some value to riding IN a car pulled by a steam locomotive, but you can't see the locomotive from the inside of a car behind it. Steam is to be SEEN! If I had that kind of money, I'd hire a helicopter to fly me beside the engine while it was running... unfortunately, that would caus...
by Charles T. McCullough
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lights are on, but nobody's home
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Lights are on, but nobody's home

Well... you can't say I didn't warn you that I'd expound on my cogitations later. It do seem to be later now. As I stated earlier, "Measure twice, cut once" as an adage is somewhat incomplete in actual practice. Thus I found it necessary to make an addition to it... "Then buy another ...
by Charles T. McCullough
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lights are on, but nobody's home
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Lights are on, but nobody's home

Mark D wrote:Knowing better, I still like to switch that old adage to; Measure once, then cut to fit.
Mark D.


No, no, no... it is "Measure twice, cut once, and buy another board."
by Charles T. McCullough
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lights are on, but nobody's home
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Lights are on, but nobody's home

Well... okay, I'll add something to the board, but I am sort of off topic. Your mention of nobody knowing how to use a tape measure reminded me of this... There is an adage (I assume an old one) that I used to hear a lot on a PBS TV show... "Measure twice, cut once." What does that mean to...
by Charles T. McCullough
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something a little different...
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: Something a little different...

I'll further nitpick... Select one of the images where you can manually rotate the image so you can compare the two sides. On one side the drive pin on the main wheels is at about the 5 o'clock position, turn the image around to see the other side and the drive pin is at the 7 o'clock position (reme...
by Charles T. McCullough
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 36
Views: 4632

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

Winter steam, with its spectacular plumes of steam puffing from the seals, the open cylinder valves and up the stack, to all the fans that have retired to the luxury hovel to sip hot-toddies by the fireside, is well worth the price of admission... but not so much so for the poor hapless chap that ha...
by Charles T. McCullough
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 36
Views: 4632

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

I am assuming then that it is parked off to the right, just outside of the camera's view. Besides, it is so dark and the camera resolution so poor that I doubt if anyone could tell that you are napping in the cab, but I suppose if you were to be lying on the side rods, someone might notice you and c...
by Charles T. McCullough
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 36
Views: 4632

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

Ah HA! I misread the info on the 261 site... I thought the train went west of the depot to the "North Pole". So the photos in this thread (and the ones I sent to you, Mark, in the e-mail) are when the train is at the "North Pole". I was thinking it went the other way and could be...
by Charles T. McCullough
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 36
Views: 4632

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

The "elves" I saw were along side the train at the east end where they park at the depot. Some were carrying 'protest' signs and two others had sticks with some sort of floppy object on the top end and they were walking along side the train moving the top of the post up to the windows and ...
by Charles T. McCullough
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 36
Views: 4632

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

On the web cam, I see some "elves" (I assume) carrying signs along side the first passenger car when it is parked there... what do the signs say?
by Charles T. McCullough
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest from UP on 4014 (Official Video)
Replies: 9
Views: 1568

Re: Latest from UP on 4014 (Official Video)

Don't click on the title... You should be seeing a window below where Milhouse wrote "Ed takes us on a tour of the work on the front frame." In that window it says: "Watch on YouTube" and a button below that, that has the same words in it. Click on that button to go to YouTube to...
by Charles T. McCullough
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Train Again at SPUD
Replies: 36
Views: 4632

Re: Santa Train Again at SPUD

What dates?
by Charles T. McCullough
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A1 Trust's Newest Engine
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: A1 Trust's Newest Engine

What kind of longevity do you expect for something built by the lowest bidder?
by Charles T. McCullough
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Twin Cities & Western Says "No" To Southwest LRT Deal
Replies: 9
Views: 2184

Re: Twin Cities & Western Says "No" To Southwest LRT Deal

If the county can see that it makes money for merchants in the area, they will be much more amenable to it.

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