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    Good morning from S.E. Michigan where it is 37 degrees and heading up to 43 with off and on rain all day. The wind is howling at the moment.

    Breakfast today includes both hot and cold cereals, fresh baked corn bread, and a ham & egg scramble. Our coffee is our Gear Box Blend.

    Yesterday, I caught on video a nice little mixed freight running on what is now a Great Lakes Railway line I started filming just as she came to a complete stop and then started up again. Here is that video for those interested.

    More work on the Coal Tipple is planned for today.

    What is on your agenda?


  • #2
    Good morning (afternoon) Bruce and crew. It’s a damp day in Gibraltar. The top of the rock is obscured in clouds. I’m enjoying an Old Specks Hen, it’s afternoon here. We’ve been without internet for the last week and a half and I’m on my iPhone getting caught up.

    I think I’ll order some fish and chips.

    Have a good day.

    Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.


    • #3
      Morning everyone

      Bruce thanks for the video well shot!!

      "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln


      • #4
        Good morning, Bruce, George and later arrivals. I like Old Speckled Hen, though I'm not sure I ever had it with fish & chips. Someday I'll get back to the Worth Valley, I hope.

        The NH seacoast dawned sunny and 20s, headed for mid 40s later. I was at Seashore yesterday, will go again today. I helped out a little with day 2 of the NERx event last night.


        • #5
          de ja vu all over again, eh?! "Good morning from S.Central. Michigan where it is 37 degrees and heading up to 43 with off and on rain all day. The wind is howling at the moment." to paraphrase Bruce.

          Watching the video it looks like a couple of TomO's flat cars with the utility poles.

          Rain was the highlight of the last 24 with more today and a "slight chance of severe Thunderstorms" today. A look at the hwy cams either side of Northern Command appears to be just rain, so far, up there this morning.

          Some little bench work today before I head to a 1 pm app't at the body shop to get the new tail light on the Doll's 4runner. Backed into cleaning off the last snow. Spent all day yesterday looking for my stash of Kentucky Southern decals....found some other decals finally about 10 pm but not the KYSO stuff. Time to reorder, maybe.

          That's it's Spring in MI.

          Be Well...
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          Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

          Cedar Swamp
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          • #6
            Good morning Crew and thanks for opening Bruce. George D., glad your trip is going well enough to check in with us. Have fun! I have flown ;over the Rock but never landed there. I had pictures on the lost in the move external hard drive.

            Dreary and damp in So. Central Wisconsin. 46f degrees with rain on/off all day. No plans as I am already packed for the beginning of the trip on Friday. Some time in the hobby room today.

            Seems I occasionally am fairly smart. My son in law met me this morning before I got in the pool. Seems I was right on his last job switch. They now want him in Oak Brook, Illinois at corporate HQ and gave him 2 weeks to let them know. He gets a crazy amount of money but this could rip apart the family. But, he did say he isn’t going and needs a raise if possible from us to manage the property. I told him I’ll get back to him but 100% working the property no contract consulting or leaving again. I asked what he really wants to do? He likes working the property and his vinelands but loved the HR consulting and working back in corporate. Never, mentioned the money he was making. I will let him twist till we leave Friday. I am sure I will be visited in the train room by the daughter today now that I am aware of what is going on

            enjoy the day
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            • #7
              Good morning Bruce and the rest of the RR-L Crew. Still raining in these parts and will be T-Storms later. Storm is beating it out of Texas before it gets arrested for loitering.
              I have work to do but need to distill used IPA and having issues with the unit lately. Always something to fight with it seems.


              • #8
                Well, 2 trips in the Outback yesterday and I've got the flooring in the garage now......1500 lb of flooring - probably pushing the weight capacity a bit on the one trip, ..... Now I've only got to move that all ~140 miles north. Friday looks like a fun day, not.

                Grey and damp a meeting today and maybe trip to one bank, library, other bank, and grocery........

                Might get into my shop some today, but we'll see.

                In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.


                • #9
                  Good morning. It's a rainy 50F in northern WV. Maybe a walk later when the rain is supposed to stop.

                  I worked on NMRA business yesterday and wrapped up something that was hanging over my head. I might work on a layout project today; whatever inspires me when I walk in the train room.

                  Have a great day!


                  Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin


                  • #10
                    On our drive south to catch the cruise ship, we stopped in Buena Vista, Georgia for coffee. I think the sign might look good on a model. Click image for larger version

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                    Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.


                    • k9wrangler
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                      Anything GA peaks my interest, per Wikipedia:
                      " Formerly known as Pea Ridge, the city changed its name to Buena Vista in honor of Zachary Taylor's victory in the Mexican–American War."

                      Lots of Furniture and Undertakers under the same roof in days past, the hardware is a new one on me. Here in nearby Sunfield, MI the only active business on Main St. is a Furniture store that was the undertakers, but the funeral business side, ahem, died out several years ago. Buena Vista is NW of where my maternal kinfolks lived. I can remember the name Clements in that area, just checked, seems that there still are some.

                      The gas station off frame to the right looks interesting, too.
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                  • #11
                    Mornin' All!

                    Same basics here in the northern mitten as reported south of here in the palm of the mitten. At least it's not snowing. Yet....

                    George, that is indeed an interesting combination of activities on that sign! Never seen that one before! You may be on to something! Hope your trip goes well....

                    Nice video, Bruce! Thanks.

                    I have some touch-up painting to revisit, so I suppose I should get at it. Make it a great day, and stay safe!

                    in Michigan