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by TSB
Tue May 19, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Cancer
Replies: 8
Views: 2049

Re: Cancer

I only fish in salt water. Live bait works best.

Mullet (jumping fish) are vegetarian, they bite on corn and peas.

I have caught hundreds of fish down here but only two on lures.
by TSB
Sat May 16, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Cancer
Replies: 8
Views: 2049

Cancer

Six month check-up. All clear.

Bait store closed (nonessential?) having to save bites of my dinner.

It's a mad world.
by TSB
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: March, 2020 Obituaries.
Replies: 21
Views: 6093

Re: March, 2020 Obituaries.

Grant Stenson TSB/GLC running trades out of Cadillac. RIP

Good guy, friend.
by TSB
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC Chilson Siding
Replies: 6
Views: 4300

Re: GLC Chilson Siding

Be careful if you walk around near the southern Chilson Road crossing.

I was in there evaluating a potential transload terminal (around 2000) and ran across
a rattlesnake (I'm not sure how to spell Mississauga.) Big SOB.
by TSB
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Upcoming birthday
Replies: 2
Views: 2646

Re: Upcoming birthday

Uh yea, MLK too.

Elvis was 1/08
by TSB
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Upcoming birthday
Replies: 2
Views: 2646

Upcoming birthday

Don't forget Dolly Parton's (1/19/46) birthday.

I usually celebrate for two days.
by TSB
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 3534

Christmas

Merry Christmas rail fans.
by TSB
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: St. Joseph Lighthouse & Water Levels
Replies: 68
Views: 38907

Re: St. Joseph Lighthouse & Water Levels

A seiche also can occur from a earthquake or other significant land movement. A tsunami is a seiche that does not osccilate.

As to water flow, there is also a rather large northern water flow underground from the lakes to Hudson Bay.
by TSB
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC is looking for a GM
Replies: 10
Views: 6046

Re: GLC is looking for a GM

I'm getting bored.

Maybe I should apply.
by TSB
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: April 2019 obituaries
Replies: 10
Views: 8685

Re: April 2019 obituaries

AARR wrote:I'm guilty as charged :D
Garry K wrote:Is there anyone who was a kid (or maybe an adult?) in the 1950s/1960s who *didn't* paint at least one of those kits? :-)

Garry K

I did NOT paint one.
by TSB
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Great Lakes Central 398 Stuck in Snow in Traverse City, Mi
Replies: 44
Views: 17149

Re: Great Lakes Central 398 Stuck in Snow in Traverse City,

Back in TSB days, most trouble with engines at crossings were the result of "grooming" the right-of-way for snowmobiles. The groomers piled snow over the tracks until it became compacted and ice. Eight inches or more of ice will skate a loco off the tracks. Very dangerous for the crews and anyone el...
by TSB
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: September, 2018 Obituaries
Replies: 12
Views: 8510

Re: September, 2018 Obituaries

I don't know why I am drawn to this topic. Perhaps the same reason I scan the obits in my local newspaper. Two thirds of obits today were for persons younger than me. Gives you a unsetteling moment. There are people that will need me in the future and I won't be here to help. I turned 77 yesterday.
by TSB
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Just In Case You Thought It Was Easy..
Replies: 4
Views: 2871

Re: Just In Case You Thought It Was Easy..

I understand Doctor No's anger (presumed) As owner of TSB I allowed many people to operate locomotives. I even allowed the grade school class of one of my grandchildren to bring their parents and go for a loco ride. They rode in a passenger car and several at a time came into the loco and were allow...
by TSB
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: June, 2018 Obituaries
Replies: 27
Views: 14531

Re: June, 2018 Obituaries

My friend Don Gagen (76) died. IT boss at GTW. Good man.
by TSB
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Pompell Derailment
Replies: 9
Views: 4639

Re: Pompell Derailment

This is the first I heard of the accident. Wonder what happened? I know they've been working on this segment to build it up. Look at the first picture. It appeared the rail snapped. This could be the case since most, if not all of the Middleton Branch has rail lighter than 100 lbs. ....I'm sure the...
by TSB
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: $2 million okayed to rebuild 8 miles of GLC in Traverse City
Replies: 13
Views: 6906

Re: $2 million okayed to rebuild 8 miles of GLC in Traverse

The greatest efficacy would be gained by buying a mountain of ties, bolts, spikes... and release some relay from inventory
and let GLC provide the labor.
by TSB
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX reveal date?
Replies: 20
Views: 5096

Re: CSX reveal date?

It's a shame I am so old.

I love starting an operation from scratch
by TSB
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GP35’s to be scrapped in Owosso
Replies: 69
Views: 13156

Re: GP35’s to be scrapped in Owosso

AARR wrote:I think I got this from the AARRT&HA that the GP35's were built between 3/64 and 6/64
You are correct Don. I didn't remember properly. 8)
by TSB
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GP35’s to be scrapped in Owosso
Replies: 69
Views: 13156

Re: GP35’s to be scrapped in Owosso

Chuck Stevens, "Bud" Zosso

Chuck was retired from being the top cop on a big Navy ship, then retired
from the Michigan Northern and finally also retired from The TSB.
by TSB
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GP35’s to be scrapped in Owosso
Replies: 69
Views: 13156

Re: GP35’s to be scrapped in Owosso

He only knew it as a black bell but low and behold she's solid brass.

They are nearly all brass and beautiful. We had to paint them to keep
the unsavory element among rail fans from stealing them. Bless their hearts.