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  • Finally got into the dark room to develop the pictures I took the other day of the MoPac 50 footer as it began its

    journey to the Upper Valley with a load for the Miracle Chair Company.

    The first couple of shots are of the consist waiting to leave Knox Yard Knox. In the second we also see 'Fingers'

    Foley headed into the tower to throw the switches, while Officer Jonesy looks on.





    The lights are all green as the Rutland RS-3 begins to haul it's load. Also along for the ride are three cars head-

    ed to Rideout's Supply in Dougtown with product for Big Al's IGA.



    Here we see the train as it eases it's way into Dougtown behind Big Al's. In the forefront we can see Al's flatbed

    truck already backed up to Rideout's Supply in anticipation of the delivery.



    After cutting off the 3 cars destined for Rideout's, the RS-3 slowly moves out of Dougtown headed for

    the Upper Valley.



    Here's a shot of the back end of the MoPac as it crossed the Upper Valley Road grade crossing. Check out

    the early season canoers! That water is still mighty cold, hope they don't tip over.



    Hung around long enough to get this shot as the train crossed over the Upper Vally bridge.



    Here we see the CSX car getting pushed onto the Hillside Lumber spur after the RS-3 did a runaround to get in

    and behind the cars.



    Getting the CSX spotted is a bit of a chore for the train crew...it's been a long day but the end is in sight.



    Almost done as we see the MoPac in behind the Miracle Chair Company.



    Our final destination as the car gets spotted and the guys from Miracle Chair get set to unload it.



    Another busy day comes to an end on the HKVRR.

    Dave :erm:
    "there\'s something happening here, what it is ain\'t exactly clear"

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    • Great shots Dave. It is nice to see some closeups of your scenery. I particularly like the bridge, it looks like you got the weathering down on the abutments perfectly.

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      • Well, as we like to have fun with the interchange I was having a little myself. As you can see I have the exact car of the Great Lakes and Eastern RR 50001 as the interchange car.

        Chris I believe this was your car? As you can see yours is fine.


        Bill Shanaman

        New Haven RR

        Hartford Division

        in Colorado.

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        • Sad news. The New Haven Railroad is shut down indefinitely due to a significant flood. Half of Hartford yard, all of east Hartford and some lower staging area were hit by the flood last night.

          Although we are far from the rising waters of any river we came home last this morning at around 2:15am after my band performed in Pueblo (an hour away) to the sound of spurting water. It was found that the hot water supply line under the bathroom sink had failed and came apart at the from the crimp coupling. The water damaged the floor of the bathroom came through the floor and flooded the basement. Hopefully my home insurance will cover the loss.

          AS it is now I have lost 80% of my engines (wet) all DCC or sound equipped, my NCE Power Pro system 3 cabs 04P a Pro Cab including my PowerCab, my computer and lots of tools and parts. I also lost some craftsman kits I had just purchased. I am still assessing the damage and loss. Most likely those area will have to be removed and rebuilt.

          So with that, I am going to have to bow out of the interchange for a while. I can't foresee running any trains for a while.

          Bill
          Bill Shanaman

          New Haven RR

          Hartford Division

          in Colorado.

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          • That is terrible news Bill. Hopefully your insurance will help replace the things you have lost, even though replacements never really replace something you have put your heart into.

            Here's hoping things work out, and while you are heartbroken right now, I'm thinking you could still come up with some pics for the interchange.

            Dave :erm:
            "there\'s something happening here, what it is ain\'t exactly clear"

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            • Bill, I hope that some of it is able to be salvaged when dry. A real set back for sure.
              Bruce

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                Originally posted by nhguy


                Sad news. . .



                Billid="blue">, . .I'm very sorry to hear about your plight. I hope your insurance company has a good and quick responder.

                We went through a basement flood several years ago (probably more than several now) and it took us about

                three months to completely recover. It was caused by a ruptured hose on the washing machine which ran for

                about ten hours filling our basement to the 4-inch line. We moved as much as we could to higher ground (up-

                stairs), and began the removal of water and dehydration. Since the company could not be here 24-hours a day,

                I spent most of my time keeping the dehydration buckets emptied. During the process, the company dropped a

                ceiling-high bookcase onto my layout. [:-cry] We resolved our hose problem by replacing them with new hoses

                which were/are covered with braided stainless-steel. Other than that, SERVid="green">PROid="orange"> did an outstanding job. Regard-

                ing your railroad, please let us know if there are things we can do to help you restore operation. Several of the

                forum members were more than generous in helping me rebuild. I have an over-abundance of railroad stuff

                (some of it brand-new) which I will never get around to using, and I would be happy to send you some.

                I definitely feel what you are feeling, and I'm sure you will discover that there is life, even after a flood of this

                proportion.
                <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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                • Oh Bill that is horrible news. Utterly sickening.

                  Get the shells of the locos and let them air dry. A lube job and a bit of a cleaning and they will almost certainly be fine. I have had some flooded locos and got them all back into service. I just purchased a couple from someone who had a flood and did not want to bother with them. I had them fully functional in less than an hour once I had cleaned them up. Frankly I would try the same with the other electric stuff. The main thing is to get them open so that air can circulate. Once things are good and dry the main concern is if there is any conductive residue that might cause shorts. I have seen medical devices that were immersed, thoroughly dried out and functioned just fine.

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                  • BILL ,, Sorry to hear this. Water damage in basements is a constant threat. I hope you salvage more items.. Best wishes.
                    Cheers!, Joe

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                    • Thank you everyone for your thoughts and encouragement. I will indeed try and save as much as possible. SERVPRO has responded to mitigate the damage as much as possible. The insurance company is next.
                      Bill Shanaman

                      New Haven RR

                      Hartford Division

                      in Colorado.

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                      • Bill,

                        I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Best wishes for a complete, speedy recovery. Before the mold has a chance to set in!

                        IMHO Simon makes some good points about the locomotives. I'm not so sure about the NCE system, but a call to NCE might give you some answers. Keep us posted.

                        Pete

                        in Michigan

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                        • Bill,

                          Very sorry to hear about your situation. I can feel for you as 10 years ago, the room above the Gatsme Lines MRRC caught fire. Yep - and all that water ended up in our club room!

                          We were fortunate that the local fire chief knew we were there and covered the layout in tarps. Knocked a few chimneys off, but saved the layout!

                          We were still dealing with the smoke and water damage and that took quite a while. We use Digitrax at the club and they were very willing to help us out to fix and swap out some damaged equipment - I imagine NCE would do a similar deal if you explain your situation.

                          Let everything dry out - completely! Most of the electrical items will still work.

                          Good luck!

                          BTW, great taste with the GL&E reefer!

                          Chris

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                          • Billid="blue">, . .I searched our forum's archives to find the account of the flood which occurred in our basement in May of 2005.

                            For those interested, you can go to the following link:

                            http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...basement,flood

                            Beyond stainless-steel braided hoses, I understand that there is a new system which is capable of detecting water on

                            the floor near and/or around one's washing machine and water heater, and of shutting-down the home's master water

                            valve. I think I will look into this for our home.
                            <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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                            • quote:


                              Originally posted by anbhurst


                              Beyond stainless-steel braided hoses, I understand that there is a new system which is capable of detecting water on

                              the floor near and/or around one's washing machine and water heater, and of shutting-down the home's master water

                              valve. I think I will look into this for our home.



                              Allen,

                              Please let us know what you find out....

                              Thanks.

                              Pete

                              in Michigan

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                              • quote:


                                Originally posted by Orionvp17


                                Bill,

                                I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Best wishes for a complete, speedy recovery. Before the mold has a chance to set in!

                                IMHO Simon makes some good points about the locomotives. I'm not so sure about the NCE system, but a call to NCE might give you some answers. Keep us posted.

                                Pete

                                in Michigan


                                Pete, Andy, Bruce, Allen and all. I am very pleased and humbled by all the responses, well wishes and suggestions. I am still waiting for the adjuster to come. The SERVPRO guys were here again this morning. They put in vacuum mats and and readjusted things. The humidity in the train room spiked around 68%. By this writing it is down to 55% so whatever they are doing is working. Same for the bathroom damage. I have a solid Douglas fir wood floor throughout the house. Water damaged that area from the hallway into two bedrooms, however the good news is when they refinish the floor they will do the whole living room also as there is no door. So I'll hopefully get the whole thing refinished.

                                The Hom-a-sote is swelled on the layout yards. It may return to normal but it's not a guarantee. We'll see.

                                On the good news side all of my engines are drying out. My NCE Power Pro 5 amp main layout system, a booster, 2 cab04PR and a Pro Cab are not wet inside. My Power Cab system however has water in the LCD screen. So that's a 75.00 repair. I still have to open and dry out the Radio Base. It was dripping out water. I think it may be OK after that to. I did not have the system on at the time. I'll give it a while and then test it out. But with no water on the inside I think I'm fine. Might have dodges a bullet. There was a lot of water. It was raining in my basement.

                                I'll keep you posted.
                                Bill Shanaman

                                New Haven RR

                                Hartford Division

                                in Colorado.

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