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by hoborich
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Pere Marquette Berkshires
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Pere Marquette Berkshires

Great photos. Thanks!
by hoborich
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Fiery Oil Train Derailment In Washington State
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: Fiery Oil Train Derailment In Washington State

Is this " dangerousness" a new word?
by hoborich
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC GP38 incident
Replies: 35
Views: 5026

Re: GLC GP38 incident

Resign with a clean record, or be fired for cause.
by hoborich
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: November, 2020 Obituaries.
Replies: 13
Views: 8369

Re: November, 2020 Obituaries.

"Casperson, whose family has operated a log trucking business in Escanaba for three generations, served in the state Senate from 2011 until 2018, when he was term limited out of office." Casperson tried to get an exemption for 165,000 pound logging trucks, from the "frost laws" in northern Michigan....
by hoborich
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: COVID-19 Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 8067

Re: COVID-19 Poll

This isn't going to end anytime soon. Covid has become an industry of its own. Billions of dollars involved, for tests, the people who administer the tests. The labs that check the tests. Contact tracers all over the country. Thousands of jobs. Millions of masks used and thrown away every day. Hospi...
by hoborich
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: Train Hits Truck in Edgerton.
Replies: 2
Views: 3136

Re: Train Hits Truck in Edgerton.

Well, they almost got stopped. Almost doesn't count though.
by hoborich
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 8324

Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

Soooo.....it appears this Covid stuff won't be over after the elections after all.
by hoborich
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak vs. Car near Bertrand Crossing (Niles.)
Replies: 4
Views: 2494

Re: Amtrak vs. Car near Bertrand Crossing (Niles.)

Probably went home and reported the car stolen.
by hoborich
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Distributed Power
Replies: 2
Views: 3868

Distributed Power

Just saw a BNSF intermodel westbound on the La Plata railcam with 300 cars. 2 locos leading, 3 in the middle and 2 more on the end. Watched it on the Ft Madison cam and again on the La Plata cam. And it was making 60 through La Plata.
by hoborich
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Did GTW Acquire PC Track in Oxford?
Replies: 5
Views: 2751

Re: Did GTW Acquire PC Track in Oxford?

I worked for the GTW in Pontiac during the late 60s. I don't know what we owned in Oxford, but we ran a PO and N [Pontiac, Oxford and Northern] local that way several times a week, and they brought back a lot of gravel from the Oxford gravel pits.
by hoborich
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: PM 18 Found
Replies: 13
Views: 2809

Re: PM 18 Found

by hoborich
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Old Alco's!
Replies: 9
Views: 4211

Re: Old Alco's!

Only the lead unit appeared to be running.
by hoborich
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Trestle Burns in WA fire
Replies: 6
Views: 2724

Re: Trestle Burns in WA fire

Could have been torched. Seems to be evenly burning from side to side and top to bottom. I could believe anything in Washington state.
by hoborich
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Anyone on here a boat nerd?
Replies: 7
Views: 2451

Re: Anyone on here a boat nerd?

Here's a good site for boat nerds. It's a Facebook site for the Cason J Calloway laker. The guy works on the boat as a helmsman, and answers questions and posts pictures of their trips and lake conditions.
https://www.facebook.com/WE4879/
by hoborich
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Man stuck on tracks in wheelchair, kinda pulled away
Replies: 6
Views: 3830

Re: Man stuck on tracks in wheelchair, kinda pulled away

Is it just me, or did I not hear any brakes going on?
by hoborich
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Nesquehoning PA derailment - Feb 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 2194

Re: Nesquehoning PA derailment - Feb 2020

Well, that'll pucker your.........
by hoborich
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Frankfort Question
Replies: 17
Views: 5544

Re: Frankfort Question

More importantly, what was Pet Milk doing with fish oil?
by hoborich
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: 10 Best Country Train Songs of All Time
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

Re: 10 Best Country Train Songs of All Time

City of New Orleans, Willie Nelson version gets my vote.
by hoborich
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: New Railcars
Replies: 1
Views: 2909

New Railcars

Watching the La Plata railcam lately, on Monday and Tuesday this week, I saw what appeared to be a BNSF coal train, with the usual coal gons. But they all had some kind of cover on them, with what appeared to be vents in the end of the lids. Never saw this before. One in each direction. Anyone know ...