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by Charles T. McCullough
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Picture o f 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: First Picture o f 2020

Mark, It really doesn't matter where it was taken... it is just a plain ol' ordinary Dismal. Who cares about them thingys?
by Charles T. McCullough
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best looking Hudsons .... ever
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Best looking Hudsons .... ever

NOW! You guys are talking BEAUTIFUL! Hudsons like those are scrumptious! (As long as they are not streamlined!) I also like Mikados and Berkshires!
by Charles T. McCullough
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holiday Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Holiday Challenge

Since I don't have a favourite RR, I can name any road! But, I'm with John... ONLY steam locomotives are good looking! Even the silly streamlined upside down bathtub ones, or the cutesy C.P. Huntington (total bleah!) is better looking than any and all Dismals :| . The only redeeming paint scheme for...
by Charles T. McCullough
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT, Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: OT, Happy Thanksgiving

I'd say you're gettin' old, Mark, but if you are still stuck behind (instead of leading) the slow drivers then you ain't that old enough yet to know to slow down in bad weather. I posted the following on another web site and feel like sharing it here... ----------------------- I have turkey 3 or 4 t...
by Charles T. McCullough
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT, Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: OT, Happy Thanksgiving

Had an early lunch out with family... A happy day to be sure. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving too.
by Charles T. McCullough
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Much Sound Travels - If You Want it to
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: How Much Sound Travels - If You Want it to

"MORE COOL THAN TRAINS"??????? Go wash your mouth out with some steam oil. My problem is that my left ear hears low frequencies better than high, and my right ear hears high frequencies better than low. Makes it very difficult to find something in the sky because I can't locate it by sound...
by Charles T. McCullough
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Much Sound Travels - If You Want it to
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: How Much Sound Travels - If You Want it to

My grandfather (a farmer) used to be able to tell the weather by train sounds. If he could hear the train whistle (yes, steam whistle) as the train crossed "Rush Creek" then it was going to rain the next day. As for you -- well... you have trains in your blood, thus you can hear them. Your...
by Charles T. McCullough
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Railway proposes shipping 500 million gallons of Minnesota water a year to the Southwest
Replies: 8
Views: 949

Re: Railway proposes shipping 500 million gallons of Minnesota water a year to the Southwest

Water flowing down a river is natural, but transporting it from one aquafer to another is different. Remember the reversal of the Chicago River by building a canal to the Mississippi river? Now there is an electrified net across the river to keep a fish indigenes to the Mississippi from reaching Lak...
by Charles T. McCullough
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Railway proposes shipping 500 million gallons of Minnesota water a year to the Southwest
Replies: 8
Views: 949

Re: Railway proposes shipping 500 million gallons of Minnesota water a year to the Southwest

There federal and state laws and treaties (with Canada) about water usage and how much can be taken from or diverted from the lakes. There is also a concern with pollution control and biological contamination that could occur transporting just ground water without treatment of some sort.
by Charles T. McCullough
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Roundhouse discussions
Topic: Hello! Is anybody in there?
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: Hello! Is anybody in there?

Nobody here but us chickens! Cars are too dirty... I'd rather work on a Steam Locomotive. But, you and my son should get together... he has swapped a few engines in cars. He lives in North Dakota and sends all his weather your way (actually he sends it toward his brother who lives north of the Mini-...
by Charles T. McCullough
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whatere;d everyone go?
Replies: 7
Views: 2076

Re: Whatere;d everyone go?

I've been out waiting for the mother ship to take me home, but I still log-in every day to see whutz happinin.
by Charles T. McCullough
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bessmer and Lake Erie 643 is Finally Safe
Replies: 11
Views: 3008

Re: Bessmer and Lake Erie 643 is Finally Safe

That's it! Thanks Tom C. 40°28'15.24"N, 80° 3'25.54"W Looks like it is on the property of "AGF Company, a division of Perl Enterprises Inc.", Cleaning products Supplier, 101 Munson Ave. -- according to the clicking on the little square icon on Google Earth. It is barely visible f...
by Charles T. McCullough
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bessmer and Lake Erie 643 is Finally Safe
Replies: 11
Views: 3008

Re: Bessmer and Lake Erie 643 is Finally Safe

Anyone have a close approximation of just where this engine presently resides? (Nearby streets, lat/lon, etc.) I have followed several tracks through McKees Rocks PA but cannot find an engine beside any tracks (not that it is that easy to recognize a steamer from the top... until someone points it o...
by Charles T. McCullough
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So Long Shoreham (MN) Roundhouse
Replies: 5
Views: 1807

Re: So Long Shoreham (MN) Roundhouse

Google Earth shows a container transload site that seems to have taken the Railyard (I see a sign in the Street View that I think reads "Empty Container Depot". I doubt if any of the land is RR owned.

WHOOPS... I now see that the top of the sign reads, "Canadian Pacific Railway".
by Charles T. McCullough
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4014 trip delayed due to flooding
Replies: 7
Views: 1913

Re: 4014 trip delayed due to flooding

Doesn't Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) cure stuff like this?

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