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by TSB
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC GP38 incident
Replies: 44
Views: 5323

Re: GLC GP38 incident

AARR wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:21 am
How did SEIU become a railroad's representative? They specialize in housekeeping and service personnel.
TSB wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:45 pm
LansingRailFan wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:20 pm
Is GLC Union?
Yes. SEIU
SEIU took over the M of W union that had represented all of the non-running trades of the company.
by TSB
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC GP38 incident
Replies: 44
Views: 5323

Re: GLC GP38 incident

LansingRailFan wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:20 pm
Is GLC Union?
Yes. SEIU
by TSB
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Cancer
Replies: 13
Views: 6409

Re: Cancer

Cancer check-up 2.0.

One year CT and evaluation => ALL CLEAR

You have to put-up with me a while longer.
by TSB
Tue May 19, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Cancer
Replies: 13
Views: 6409

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: 13
Views: 6409

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: 8306

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: 4817

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 11:10 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Upcoming birthday
Replies: 2
Views: 3442

Re: Upcoming birthday

Uh yea, MLK too.

Elvis was 1/08
by TSB
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Upcoming birthday
Replies: 2
Views: 3442

Upcoming birthday

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

I usually celebrate for two days.
by TSB
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 4446

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: 43674

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: 6376

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: 9253

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 2:03 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Great Lakes Central 398 Stuck in Snow in Traverse City, Mi
Replies: 44
Views: 18084

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: 8993

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: 2969

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: 15484

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: 4867

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: 7113

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: 5640

Re: CSX reveal date?

It's a shame I am so old.

I love starting an operation from scratch