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Aug 19, 2019 07:15:52   #
Takes really big bucks to eliminate a time consuming drawbridge. Nice photos!
Aug 18, 2019 09:35:04   #
jerryc41 wrote:
...maybe it would be a picture of a yo-yo.

Same here. Took up yo-yoing about a year ago to bolster my waning coordination and reflexes. Now a handful of yoyos later and some expertise I think my hand-eye coordination is a little better. Still have a problem catching short, fast horizontal returns - obviously because of slowing reflexes - gotta keep working on that!

Whoops, forgot this thread wasn't about yo-yoing after reading Jerry's post, sorry.
Aug 17, 2019 19:58:27   #
OneShot1 wrote:
Very cool. Love the trainsmen.

The gentleman standing is Sam the official engineer who is letting me sit in the “shotgun” seat while we were stopped taking on water.
He also let me sit in the seat on the right of the cab after we got underway where the control levers and knobs are located. He very gingerly allowed me to adjust steam pressure at one point to slightly speed the engine up.
The most hard and hot part of the day was I became the official sand shoveler. Periodically a couple shovels full of sand had to be thrown into the fire box to clean the soot out of the boiler’s tubes.
When we returned to the yard he told my spouse, who had ridden in one of the passenger cars, that I was now an official train engineer!
Absolutely great day!
Aug 16, 2019 08:25:57   #
Had a nice visit with a friend this afternoon and when leaving he mentioned that tomorrow he was going to Palestine to ride the State Railroad train between there and Rusk. Driving home I started thinking of my trip there to ride that train 30 years ago next month. I was retiring from TxDOT, the train's owner at that time, and had written to them about riding it too. The main purpose to ride it was to see of they'd let me blow the whistle. I told them I'd worked in the field of engineering for a long time and never got to blow a whistle. They invited me to come and ride in the engine cab and blow the whistler whenever I wanted. WooHoo - lost no time getting there and blew the whistle quite frequently during the trip to Rusk and back! (Had forgotten my camera so used a cardboard throw-away from the drugstore.)


Aug 15, 2019 10:00:51   #
Stephan G wrote:
...the safest place is a 4 by 8 cell...

Hmmm...the person or the gun?
Aug 15, 2019 08:32:13   #
ltatko wrote:
...For military only...

I can attest to the fact that if everyone was able to personally relate to the horrible wounds and deaths guns can cause they would agree with 1tatko's statement above. (Was exposed, as were other's in my age bracket here on UHH, to more than my share while involved in the Vietnam conflict during the sixties.)
Aug 14, 2019 06:46:20   #
Starting the day with laughter is good!
Aug 13, 2019 09:30:34   #
LFingar wrote:
Yeah, but the flight attendants are ugly, the food sucks, and it takes forever to pre-flight.

And yeah, many times you get bumped for a helicopter motor or a dozen...
Aug 13, 2019 09:18:28   #
Just coming out of velvet. Beautiful photo!
Aug 13, 2019 09:14:33   #
Always marvel when seeing miles of stacked stone walls knowing the magnitude of the labor required to assemble them. Beautiful image.
Aug 13, 2019 09:05:10   #
You are three days into the most rewarding job ever Grandpa!
Aug 13, 2019 09:00:01   #
Mike Fos wrote:
I like the last one. It shows more of the locomotive.

Yes, my favorite too.
Aug 13, 2019 08:46:24   #
cedymock wrote:
You do realize ads are individually targeted depending on what you have been viewing on your computer.
That's the world we live in now.

Interesting thought - guess that explains why there is an ad at the top of this thread on this computer screen for "". I've been searching the internet for a coffee sieve to grade espresso grounds for my machine. Maybe the "more" part means they have one for sale? Not gong to bite!
Aug 13, 2019 08:33:41   #
frjack wrote:
Driving on some of the back roads...

A trip down memory lane, thank you!

Always cut, baled and hauled my own hay and most years a few of my neighbors hay too (especially the years my hay won blue ribbons at the county hay show).
Aug 12, 2019 15:07:47   #
Don Schaeffer wrote:
I hope you enjoyed it.

It was a breath of fresh air.
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