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by Mark D
Mon May 25, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Illinois Railway Museum Has Painted Their 2-10-2
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Illinois Railway Museum Has Painted Their 2-10-2

I really like the way they went about it. Most of the time a static display just gets a new cover coat painted over everything. These people went back to the base and did it as right as probably possible. Nice work!!

Mark D.
by Mark D
Fri May 22, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Will the Y6 stay in Roanoke or return to St. Louis?"
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: "Will the Y6 stay in Roanoke or return to St. Louis?"

I would say that it goes wherever the true owner wants it to go.

Mark D.
by Mark D
Wed May 13, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not Much Railroading Going On These Days
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Not Much Railroading Going On These Days

Well well well, yesterday two BNSF trains went past in Atwater during the period from 1:30 to 8:15 PM. One I didn't see because I was in a position to not get to the window to see what it was hauling. That was the first. The second one had about 20 tanks and nothing else. This isn't normal for this ...
by Mark D
Sat May 09, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No Union Pacific Steam in 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: No Union Pacific Steam in 2020

Since that worthless CEO at Amtrak left and a new guy came in, some of the mainline steam people are 'lobbying' the new guy to let them operate under Amtrak's umbrella. If it does happen, we could see some good days again.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Wed May 06, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not Much Railroading Going On These Days
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Not Much Railroading Going On These Days

Well, that shows they're doing some business anyway. I like that.
Mark D.
by Mark D
Fri May 01, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not Much Railroading Going On These Days
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Not Much Railroading Going On These Days

Yesterday on the way home I again crossed the BNSF track. I prudently looked up and down the track before crossing. I noted a BNSF diesel set coming my way, but a good half mile down the track. Since it was that far I did cross with a long time to spare. But I think it must have been only a set of d...
by Mark D
Fri May 01, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No Union Pacific Steam in 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: No Union Pacific Steam in 2020

Sad, but I think it's all because of the COVID 19. They wouldn't get much in the way of return if they did run it. Or, on the other hand, if they did get a big gathering here and there it would exacerbate what we're supposed to be staying from. On the other hand, will they be running the Northern? I...
by Mark D
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not Much Railroading Going On These Days
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Not Much Railroading Going On These Days

I was working in Atwater again yesterday. Another BNSF train went past. One. I was busy, so didn't get a car count but it wasn't one of those mile long trains judging by the sound. However, they might have had more because I wasn't there in the morning and left around 7:00 PM. But still, normally wh...
by Mark D
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not Much Railroading Going On These Days
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Not Much Railroading Going On These Days

The past few weeks I've been doing metal fabricating in a town about 20 miles west of me on U.S. Hwy 12. Town is Atwater. Weird name because there aren't any lakes within their boundaries. Where I'm working just across the street from the elevated ballast of the BNSF main line all the way to Washing...
by Mark D
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: St. Paul Union Depot Is 100 Years Old
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: St. Paul Union Depot Is 100 Years Old

It looks like all of 100. But it still seems to work ok, and it's really not old in my eyes because it was only 29 years old when I came in this world. By the way, we 'splashed' the barge yesterday. I was expecting it to break up, but it didn't. We ran it hard, but only with the two of us aboard, an...
by Mark D
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OVID-19
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Re: OVID-19

It is obviously taking a toll on the tourist train operations, but the main line operations are going on as normal, although less traffic. This covid 19 is taking a huge toll on the world economy and people aren't at work so they probably aren't going to spend the money to ride the tourist train any...
by Mark D
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apartment Railfanning
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Apartment Railfanning

Nothing bad, I've just been busy with projects. Nothing going on at the 261 shop so I'm doing things that have been left for later because I preferred to go to the locomotive shop and play steam engine man. The last few weeks I've been helping a friend... Well, here's the story, at least one of them...
by Mark D
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apartment Railfanning
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Apartment Railfanning

Hey Tony, I'm just an hour and fifteen minutes west from you. Litchfield, on U.S. Hwy 12, which used to go right through Long Lake until a few years ago they bypassed it. You hear the same trains as I. Unfortunately, I'm not close enough to run out and snap a shot. Lately though, since I closed down...
by Mark D
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: March 21, 2002
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: March 21, 2002

How long did that engine stay in those colors? I remember when it was like that, And it was pretty cool, but I don't know when they put it back into it's normal livery?

Mark D.
by Mark D
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Steam Potential In Minnesota
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: New Steam Potential In Minnesota

I agree with you, but I am hoping the new man at the head of Amtrak might be a little more open minded about the use of their insurance at a profit, as was done for so many years.
If not, Oh well.
Mark D.

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