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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    In case the Russians invade.
     
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  2. Rocket Jones

    Rocket Jones TrainBoard Member

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  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Was out chasing trains in a truck I borrowed and the durn thing messed up a bridge a bit.
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  4. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    We have the same signs at various gathering points in the very large industrial facility where I work. If there's a release of toxic gas, everyone is to observe wind socks and choose an appropriate upwind site to gather at. Once gathered, names are immediately checked against a roster. A search is quickly conducted for anyone on the list who's not in attendance. Quite the big deal, but drills are conducted and it does make some sense if there's a man down somewhere. But conducting such in a plant with 600+ people on any shift is quite a challenge. During drills, there's always a lot of standing around so after reporting I usually wander down to the mainline to see what I can see. Caught this two years ago :) :

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  5. BoxcabE50

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    I wonder how long this had been sitting in the creek?
     
  6. Mike VE2TRV

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    Awwww... Russ.... I told ya not to take Paw's work truck to do that!:p
     
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  7. r_i_straw

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    More photos from Teague, Texas this past Wednesday. This was an old Burlington-Rock Island town.
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  8. Mr. SP

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    Here's a WP photo taken in California in the early 1970's 3010 6-71 PortolaCA Cliff West.jpg
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    I have Burlington and BN orders from Teague, but nothing B-RI. For some reason I was thinking this was a FW&D town?

    Do you have a photo of Tomball? I have a B-RI order copied there, but have never seen a view of that building.
     
  10. r_i_straw

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    Here is Tomball.
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  11. BoxcabE50

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    How far from the tracks? I'm sure there are still very active rails close by?
     
  12. r_i_straw

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    The tracks are right beyond the fence behind the caboose and depot. This shot was taken while standing on the platform deck behind the depot.
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  13. hoyden

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    I saw this sign while out biking. I wonder if this is where crews can snooze while waiting to go through Minneapolis Junction.
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  14. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    I could put that sign up at the office... ;)
     
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  15. r_i_straw

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    And yet another sign. I stayed behind it like a good citizen. No really, I did.
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  16. BoxcabE50

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    Except for foamers with bloated egos, (self-anointed royalty), who believe they should be able to go anywhere they wish and screw it up for everyone else. :(
     
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    Rio Grande diner Pike's Peak.
    Dinner in the diner??
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    The kitchen.
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  18. BoxcabE50

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    Just open as a display? Or actually going to serve a meal?
     
  19. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    Display only.
     
  20. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    That's beautiful, Keith. A snapshot in time, of a time when attention to detail was important - like clean linen on the tables, nicely set and aligned tableware, and a nice little vase with flowers at every table.

    That young lady in the green dress, on the left, seems to need some companionship. I'll bite the bullet and volunteer...;)
     

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