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  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have always liked the spoof skit done on the Carol Burnett Show, "Disaster '74". They simply jiggled a toy airplane around.
     
  2. Mike VE2TRV

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    Judging by the proximity of the water, and the type of vegetation around them, it was expected.

    CN, when they built the Hudson Bay branch up to Churchill, Manitoba, leaned their poles from the start and used two shorter poles to form a tripod. There's a lot of marshland and other mucky terrain up there.
     
  3. BoxcabE50

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    Looks like they were seated in marsh. Not the best of footings. I'm thinking that with wire weight, plus snow and ice, (in their past years), and winds through many decades, they have slowly relaxed to this point. Being on the inside of a curve, any wire tension would have pulled them over some as well.
     
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    This sick stray was scratching on my door this morning.
     
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  5. Doug Gosha

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    Didn't they misspell "Santa Fe" on that unit?

    :D

    Doug
     
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  6. BoxcabE50

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    A couple of aspirin, along with a gentle pat on the back and it will be OK again...
     
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  7. Hardcoaler

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    I'd keep it for a while. With more than 3,500 CSX locomotives running about, Jacksonville won't notice for several weeks at least. :whistle:
     
  8. Randy Stahl

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    Don't forget the Captain Morgan
     
  9. Randy Stahl

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    I did tell my boss they would never find it with the doors closed.
     
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    Along the black and white theme, CP 245, the daily St Paul-Edmonton manifest, rolls past a detector at milepost 481.4.
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  11. Mike VE2TRV

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    Oh, it's adorable! :love:

    You can adopt it and give it a name. Like "Spot", "Gizmo", or "Rex".

    :D
     
  12. Hardcoaler

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    From 04/13/1988 at Statesville, NC. The depot has since been moved, renovated and now serves as the Statesville Police HQ.

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  13. BuddyBurton

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    MOPAC heritage unit leading IG1LA out of Mt Vernon, IA westbound.

    June 22, 2022


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    Former Missabe unit in Minot passing thru back in May, I think to a museum in Duluth?
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  15. Mike VE2TRV

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    Probably going home. She's in very good condition!:)

    But I would want to have a teeny little conversation with the wiseguy who spray painted "NPR" on her...:cautious:
     
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    In the spring of 1987 I drove from AL through IL to visit family and came through a rural town, only to notice that all of the phone poles on a mile of highway were bent over. The weather was sunny, but the clouds had been ominous throughout the day and when I asked a local about it, she said a tornado had swept through several hours earlier. Gulp.

    This photo from Decatur, IL that day shows the clouds.

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  17. BoxcabE50

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    I have a feeling that was not malicious. "NPR" should be the Northern Plains Railroad, which has HQ east of Minot, near the Minnesota border. And that could be where it is heading.
     
  18. BuddyBurton

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    CP 7021 (Army Arid Regions)leading the empty oil train 577 through Clinton, IA.

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    June 23, 2022


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  19. r_i_straw

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    This one was at the museum in Duluth back in 2004.
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  20. Doug Gosha

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    I remember seeing those maroon diesels up in Virginia, MN hauling ore trains when I was a kid.

    Doug
     

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