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  • Thanks Pete! I do have a Ballentine Beer Warehouse after all.
    Bill Shanaman

    New Haven RR

    Hartford Division

    in Colorado.

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    • Well, this finishes up the 2008 interchange for me - other than perhaps adding a picture of my covered hopper when it arrives home again.

      Here is Christina's reefer on the Jersey Highlands Railroad.



      Crispy's CNW car and Christina's car both hit the mails today.
      Bruce

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      • SOME HINDSIGHTS OF INTERCHANGE 2008id="size6">id="Times New Roman">id="blue">

        Here we are at the end of INTERCHANGE 2008id="blue">. The last several pages particularly,

        are filled with comments alluding to this event as an outstanding season of moving

        (our) rolling-stock around the country. Indeed, we have racked-up more pages, pic-

        tures, stories and viewers than during any past Interchange.


        For me, INTERCHANGE 2008id="blue"> has been much more than that. Beyond the activity

        of moving railcars, it has been a great source of learning and encouragement to con-

        tinue on in this great hobby. I also feel that it has brought its participants much closer

        together.

        So let me extend to each of you a personal word of thanksid="size5">id="blue">, and well-done!id="blue">id="size5">

        I hope our Interchange will have many more successful seasons.

        Here are some HIGHLIGHTS from my HINDSIGHTS:id="green">

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

        originally from Bessemer, Alabama:
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        It came with typewritersid="black"> and left with sweet chicks from a local candy plant.id="orange">




        Next was Cid="size5">rispy's Nid="size5">eat & Wid="size5">ell-knownid="blue"> boxcar which had Rice Krispiesid="blue">

        written all over it.



        It came with gingerale and left with hybridized rice.id="orange">




        Then there was the Battleship Reeferid="orange"> whose train was

        waylaid by a couple of MARS' thugsid="black">, . .



        and Daveid="blue">, a hamaholic, couldn't even wait to unload it!



        It came with Taylor Hamid="pink"> and left with Tatonkaid="brown">.




        It was followed by a Sid="size5">hort & Cid="size5">onsoling Lid="size5">ittle Cid="size5">arid="black"> which

        arrived right after I had almost lost my thumb.



        The fellows and I really enjoyed having it as part of a Cement

        Unit Train
        id="black">
        (thanks to old tankertoad70id="green">), and we were sorry

        to have to say 'farewell' when it left.




        Next came the TTXid="black"> (Trailer Trainid="orange">) flatcarid="black"> with a couple of sorely

        needed trucks for harvesting. They yanked them upline before I had

        the chance to take their picture. Of course it didn't take long to find

        another load to maintain the car's producing revenue.



        It came with two trucks, traveled downline with three, and resumed its trip home with

        the original two.




        Prior to reaching Timberid="green">, the Nashville Boxcarid="maroon"> had the distinct pleasure

        of passing through virgin territory including four freshly bored tunnels at our

        club layout.



        Once at Timberid="green">, her Gra-Rock Bottling Ginger Aleid="orange"> was graciously

        accepted. Although she was the first car to pass through our new tunnels,

        she was also the first to leave without a load.




        The Hudson Highlands Reeferid="orange"> arrived with a load of Spudsid="brown">

        from Maineid="blue"> and it was used extensively to deliver them to the

        logging camps above Timberid="green"> before heading South. . .



        on a long trip through La Mesaid="blue"> and the Tehachapi Passid="green">.




        Finally, the Saybrook Northern Boxcarid="blue"> arrived, but not without mishap. It seems that

        its load of Publications vanished into thin air.



        But have no fear, . .Banacek definitely solved the mystery of

        WHY THINGS GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT?id="black">id="size5">id="Times New Roman">



        Well, I guess that about does it for INTERCHANGE 2008!id="blue">id="size5"> 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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        • Allen,

          Nice Summary! :up: :up:

          And obviously you still have some of the Yellow Chick fever remaining in the area! It's all over the SNRR car!

          Pete

          in Michigan

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          • Here! Here!
            Bill Shanaman

            New Haven RR

            Hartford Division

            in Colorado.

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            • Hi Allen,

              Great review of the interchange. I have to get mine altogether and post them. Some were far from good and they are all in a dull yard setting except for my trip to Jack Ozanich's.

              Hopefully next year I'll have more scenery done for better photos!![^]
              Look out for #1, but don\'t step in #2!



              Andy Keeney

              Dewitt, MI

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              • Well guys, it's after midnight so I'm a little tired but I just got these photos back and I thought I'ld post them tonight. I have more of other cars that haven't been posted yet. Fear not, they'll get posted!! By the way, that's K9wrangler Karl's trusty gator handling that string of cars!![^]







                And now it's time for bed!! Good night all![^]
                Look out for #1, but don\'t step in #2!



                Andy Keeney

                Dewitt, MI

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                • Great shots everyone! Allen cool review!

                  I meant to get these posted last weekend. It has just been too nuts.

                  Went out to Drexel Ridge and caught this reefer train.











                  Now I just need to finish photographing the last car

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                  • What a great scene Tom. Color is just perfect!![^]
                    Look out for #1, but don\'t step in #2!



                    Andy Keeney

                    Dewitt, MI

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                    • Tom,

                      Very nicely done! I like the way the scenery blends together. :up:

                      Pete

                      in Michigan

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                      • From the most recent pages, . .Billid="blue">, Bruceid="blue">, Andyid="blue">, & Tomid="blue">, . .Love those scenes and outstanding pictures. If you have

                        some more treasured shots that have not been posted, please keep 'em coming! Thanks!
                        <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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                        • What an ending! Superb shots all. I might have a few novelty shots to post!!

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                          • So it turns out that while the freight cars were visiting, my wife got her hands on a few of them and took photos of them in uncompromising positions in her studio. She dabbles in the needle arts and creates designs for machine embroidery systems using water colors and colored pencils.

                            Exhibit A

                            Shipper" Hopper gets to visit Gingerbread land!



                            Exhibit B

                            Union Reefer trundling across a family heirloom quilt she made for her parents golden wedding.



                            Exhibits C and D

                            The "Art" Bras!

                            These two were featured in a calenders in 2006 and 07 to raise money for breast cancer research. Marie Antoinette's "Let them eat cake" and the dominoes "These, too, shall fall" bras proving that my wife has a warped sense of humor.





                            Apologies to all!

                            If you have spouses into needlework and they want to see more of what went into these things Mary Anne has a Picture Trail web site at

                            http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/...name=magriffin

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                            • Ahhh, she didn't take one of the Nashville Road. I'm crushed!!
                              Look out for #1, but don\'t step in #2!



                              Andy Keeney

                              Dewitt, MI

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                              • quote:


                                Originally posted by simon1966


                                . . .my wife got her hands on a few of them and took photos of them in uncompromising positions. . .The "Art" Bras!

                                These two were featured in a calenders in 2006 and 07 to raise money for breast cancer research. . .



                                Well Simonid="blue">, . .Perhaps your wife's sense of humor isn't as warped as you think it is. You can tell her that the flatcar is very appropriate

                                for what she used it for, . .that my wife, having gone through a double mastectomy in the late 80's, would definitely agree with that.
                                <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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