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  • #16
    The car headed for the Kentucky Southern after being pulled out of the branch line by Big Creek and Ebeneezer F3 #66. RKLX car 4087 with a

    fresh batch of 'possum from the Road Kill Express will be on the next W bound headed toward Troy, IL.



    RKLX 4087 is seen here being backed past a Kentucky Southern RSD-15 to the BC&E Caboose to heading off toward the yard.



    Here the car is seen ready to move down the line. The brakeman is bending over looking to check that the coupler and air lines are looking good

    before they highball away...



    Railroads on the car's route are cautioned to maintain security from the likes of Preacher and his pal Turtle as this high value cargo passes through

    their routes.

    The car with the POGO logo is based upon a time way back in my career while I was assigned as an undercover narcotics officer. After regaling

    the Metro Squad office with tails about encounters with certain marsupials that ventured along our patrol paths led to one of my mentors to

    hang the name on me of POGO as my radio code name. The car is a redone Accurail 40' wood sided reefer with decals I made with my inkjet

    printer and then weathered.
    Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

    Cedar Swamp
    SW of Manistique, MI

    AVATAR Image stolen from Model Train Stuff advertisement in my e-mail

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    • #17
      Allen,

      There is a load of Portland Cement from Portland, CT. is on it's way to you.

      Bill
      Bill Shanaman

      New Haven RR

      Hartford Division

      in Colorado.

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      • #18
        Hi Dave,

        Got a carload of Michigan goodies on the way to Millinocket!![^] Hopefully it misses the storm!
        Look out for #1, but don\'t step in #2!



        Andy Keeney

        Dewitt, MI

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        • #19
          Andy,

          I hope you didn't send Dave any Michigan taters! If you did, you had better beef up the security all around -

          - Preacher and Turtle may pay you a "visit!"

          Cherries would have been a better choice.

          Pete

          in Michigan

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          • #20
            quote:


            Originally posted by Orionvp17


            Andy,

            I hope you didn't send Dave any Michigan taters! If you did, you had better beef up the security all around -- Preacher and Turtle may pay you a "visit!"

            Cherries would have been a better choice.

            Pete

            in Michigan


            They can still make an alcoholic beverage out of cherries Pete.
            Bill Shanaman

            New Haven RR

            Hartford Division

            in Colorado.

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            • #21
              Bill,

              You want alcoholic beverages, we have alcoholic beverages. I have five or six really good wineries within ten miles of

              the house, and if I go over to the other side of the bay, I can get about two dozen more. These places win awards

              in international competition, too. :up:

              Cherries make surprisingly good wine, although you need to be really careful, because it sneaks up on you,

              and then WHAM!

              And there's a distillery in the area making vodka from Michigan taters and other "local foods."

              Besides, with Andy having connections on the Right Side of the Law, I have to be really careful....

              Dave, OTOH, has The County, which used to be the largest producer of taters in the country.... Word on the Street is

              that Preacher and Turtle don't like people "dissing" The County. [:-ouch] [xx(]

              Pete

              in Michigan

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              • #22
                It looks like Ernieid="blue"> and the boysid="blue"> have pulled into the BREWSTERid="green"> siding to pick up a cut of

                three from this morning's westbound mixed consist. Two of the cars are loaded and they are

                bound for DEAN'S FOODSid="brown">, but the third one (in the middle) is empty, and it is destined for

                the JEWEL TEAid="maroon"> distribution center.
                id="size4">



                After Ernieid="blue"> gives a little nudge to the CC&Wid="navy"> reeferid="navy">, Jimid="blue"> prepares to dismount and activate

                the nearby switch.
                id="size4">





                In order to locate the JEWELid="maroon"> car at the distribution center (and for that matter, the N&Wid="black"> car

                at Dean'sid="brown">), the hopper and tank cars (whose tops are behind and barely visible) will need to

                be moved.
                id="size4">



                To top things off, the N&Wid="black"> car needs to be positioned on the other end

                of the CC&Wid="navy"> car.

                id="size4">

                The boysid="blue"> call it the BREWSTER SHUFFLE!id="size5">id="green"> id="size4">





                Above and below, the JEWELid="maroon"> car moves toward and nears its docking point.id="size4">




                Although we haven't seen himid="blue"> yet, Hankid="blue"> has been working at the other end of the yard.

                He's id="blue">the one who uncoupled the CC&Wid="navy"> car (before the nudge), and below, heid="blue"> is seen

                uncoupling the JEWELid="maroon"> car.
                id="size4">



                Moving over one track, heid="blue"> awaits a ride down to DEAN'Sid="brown"> to reposition the CC&Wid="navy"> car.id="size4">



                Moving up and down the tracks, the cars eventually find their intended places,id="size4">



                and da boysid="blue"> climb back aboard ole #2111id="navy">!id="size4">



                When I had finished watching Ernieid="blue"> and the boysid="blue">, I decided to pay a visit to the

                JEWEL COMPANYid="maroon"> and find out exactly what they were loading into their new

                railcar. Here is what I discovered:
                id="size4">







                I hope everyone along the way will attempt to look for, and photograph products*id="orange"> from this

                fine company. Please read the information included with the railcar. Of course, you can find

                a lot more info on the Internetid="purple">. The JEWELid="maroon"> car is scheduled to leave BREWSTERid="green"> on the

                next eastbounder.
                id="size4">

                *id="orange">In addition to china, the JEWELid="maroon"> company manufactured and sold many other household goods.id="size4">
                <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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                • #23
                  Allen - great pictures. I can't wait to see the Jewel car make it's way to Maine.

                  Pete - if you give the 'boys' a bottle or two they'll be your friends for life!!! They don't much care where the ingredients

                  come from, as long as it 'does the job'. Especially since they have been banned from the County ever since a week-long

                  road trip up there a few years back.

                  Andy - looking forward to the 'goodies' from Michigan.

                  And what to say about that Pogo car. It may get lost up here in Maine.

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

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                  • #24
                    wow the road kill express, where is there a dock load/unload for that company !!!!! the ritz, cause everything taste better on a ritz...eh.....


                    them two hobos, turtle and Preacher Ill make sure we got the swat team ready for them boys........


                    The Blue springs Train club is in for a shock this yr, they have no idea what they are in for now........

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                    • #25
                      It looks like a nice collection of cars are on the way!

                      Karl, up here roadkill ranges from Black Bear down to chipmonks. I can seen a good variety on the road.

                      Allen, that Jewel car is pretty neat.
                      Bruce

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                      • #26
                        Speaking of road kill. Here's the menu from the Road Kill Cafe in Greenville Junction, Maine.

                        Check it out. Lot's of tasty treats for the gourmet diner.


                        http://www.frivolity.com/teatime/Mis..._cafe_menu.txt

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

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                        • #27
                          Sounds like a truly Fine Dining Experience to me, Dave! [:-chef]

                          Yummy, yummy in the tummy! :up:

                          But where are Russ' "Kero-Blend" and "Ballast Blend" coffees??


                          Pete

                          in Michigan

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                          • #28
                            Well Boy's,



                            The story goes like this… as most of you know by now The Red Water Ry. has left a converted NYC 40’ AAR boxcar

                            out on the siding at Marshall’s express, a stop gap until the new interchange it shares with the New Haven is com-

                            pleted. RWRy #57 is loaded with antiques and artifacts that are headed to that get this… some old dude with a room

                            full of HO Scale trains among other things, in Millinocket, Me. He has made arrangements to off load the goods at the

                            Verso Paper complex in Jay, Me. for the 3 hour truck ride north to his home. The line that will handle it at the unload

                            is the MEC, and it will pass through Danville Junction, and then, oddly enough the train will pass through Leeds, ME,

                            where my Grandparents & my Mother are buried. What worries me about all of this? At Danville Junction there is some

                            track interchange with; can you believe it… The Genesee & Wyoming…in MAINE? Oh Boy!


                            [:-scared] [:-scared]

                            On top of all this is the fact that it’s hooked onto a train that the NH has sent up from the Housatonic RR.

                            Oh, did I mention that it is headed south? Not what I thought would be a short cut to the B&M route.

                            Yikes!! I have a feeling it may be Christmas before this guy gets his stuff.

                            South, it’s headed south, that's Vista Ridge just beyond. It’ll probably wind up in Tennessee! :erm:

                            Well any way, there she goes! Look they didn’t even latch the darn door tight before they pulled away…



                            Do you think it has anything to do with the fact that it left on April Fools Day!!![:-shake][:-spin][:-shake]
                            "What the heck wuz that?"

                            Ron Haviland

                            Owner/Operator

                            Red Water Railway Co.

                            L.B. & S Shortline RR.



                            Podunk, New England

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                            • #29
                              quote:


                              Originally posted by nhguy


                              . . .I caught the famous New Haven PI car #31416 on the train today. It is headed off line again with some fine International Silver goods.



                              Along with a couple of her sisters of the same LO class PS1 covered hoppers the 2011 interchange car heads out to New Haven to the car float service

                              of the PRR for the first leg of the journey to Milwaukie, OR.



                              . . .



                              Wow, . .That little PIEid="maroon"> car sure gets around and earns her keep! She has paid for herself many times over. It seems

                              like only yesterday she passed through Milwaukieid="green">, but that was back during Interchange 2008id="purple"> when she was pre-

                              ceded by a reefer filled with the real thing, . .in a nutshell, aid="size4"> PIEid="size4">id="maroon"> car following theid="size4"> piesid="size4">id="brown">. Here's what I had to

                              say about her in my concluding remarks of the 2008id="purple"> season:

                              Marie Callender's RAZZLEBERRY PIE doesn't hold a candle to this PIE Boxcar,

                              originally from Bessemer, Alabama:
                              id="purple">



                              She came with typewritersid="black"> and left with sweet chicks from a local candy plant.id="orange">



                              And this too, did pass, . .a load of candy and the dreaded. . .


                              YELLOW CHICK FEVER!id="size6">id="yellow">
                              So it was nice to meet one of Pie'sid="maroon"> three companionetts today, Double-O-Eightid="size3">id="Comic Sans MS">id="black">. She was part of a mixed con-

                              sist nearing Brooklyn Yardid="green"> and I was able to take several pictures, but we will have to wait for their return from

                              the local photo shop.

                              Billid="blue">, . .Nicely packed and in great shape!
                              <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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                              • #30
                                Yellow chick fever? Is that anything like cat scratch fever?

                                Great story Ron...maybe I should send Officer Jones on a road trip to meet up with the car to make sure the 'goodies' get here in one piece!!

                                Speaking of things arriving here...had a call from 'Fingers' Foley over to Knox Yard. Said a Seaboard 40 footer showed up

                                this morning on the interchange track. I hope to get some pics of it later on this evening.

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

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