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by Garry K
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Tampering with BNSF tracks, Washington state
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

Tampering with BNSF tracks, Washington state

Interesting story at https://breaking911.com/2-leftist-women-arrested-on-charges-of-terrorist-attack-on-a-railroad/ about a couple of left-wing radical women who were tampering with BNSF tracks. But you have to love the author/editor of that piece who use "breaking" when they should have used "braki...
by Garry K
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: July 2020 obituaries
Replies: 12
Views: 5258

Re: July 2020 obituaries

Dang it! Peter Green has died. Green was a blues guitarist and one of the founding members of the Fleetwood Mac band (when they originally played blues). https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8559849/Fleetwood-Mac-founder-Peter-Green-dies-aged-73-family-concern.html Back in the late 1970s, my (th...
by Garry K
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Web Site updates, questions, and suggestions
Topic: Website overhaul
Replies: 25
Views: 12317

Re: Website overhaul

OK, so I just switched my preferences to prosilver, and it is not much better than the default. Now (with prosilver), there is gray text on a light blue/gray background. Still not enough contrast for my old eyes to read easily. PLEASE add an option so I can see BLACK text on a WHITE background. Than...
by Garry K
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Web Site updates, questions, and suggestions
Topic: Railroadfan.com Zoom meeting 4/23/20 7:30pm
Replies: 14
Views: 15637

Re: Railroadfan.com Zoom meeting 4/23/20 7:30pm

Folks, you should NOT post the ID or password to any online conferences, ESPECIALLY not for Zoom conferences! There are a lot of miscreants on the Internet who are searching for those conferences, and who will then log in and disrupt things by posting all sorts of objectionable material. It's called...
by Garry K
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: DCC Information
Replies: 6
Views: 3901

Re: DCC Information

The NMRA has a "bare bones" web page about DCC at https://www.nmra.org/beginners-guide-command-control-and-dcc . The Wikipedia page has some basic info, even with diagrams: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Command_Control . Spruce Crafts has some info at https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/digital-...
by Garry K
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: April, 2020 Obituaries.
Replies: 34
Views: 13309

Re: April, 2020 Obituaries.

Robin Seymour has died at age 94. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/04/17/iconic-radio-dj-tv-host-robin-seymour-dies-94/5158326002/ For those who are too young to remember Mr. Seymour, or who did not grow up in the Detroit area back in the 1960s, he was a DJ on local Detroit...
by Garry K
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: April, 2020 Obituaries.
Replies: 34
Views: 13309

Re: April, 2020 Obituaries.

Stirling Moss, ex-Formula 1 driver, has died at age 90. https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/motor-racing/formula1/stirling-moss-death-age-cause-f1-racer-dead-a9461296.html A video tribute to Moss at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DVpg5ubvyM . (Why do they always have to put stupid music in the bac...
by Garry K
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: April, 2020 Obituaries.
Replies: 34
Views: 13309

Re: April, 2020 Obituaries.

Mort Drucker died at age 91. He was most famous as a Mad Magazine artist. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/obitu ... 111529684/

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by Garry K
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Steel Rails Vol 3 No 7 Milwaukee Road 261
Replies: 1
Views: 2773

Re: Steel Rails Vol 3 No 7 Milwaukee Road 261

Nice video. Thanks for posting! Seeing the Bluewater Chapter cars in that video also brought back a lot of memories of steam trips sponsored by Bluewater.

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by Garry K
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: LMS Men of the Footplate (video)
Replies: 0
Views: 3245

LMS Men of the Footplate (video)

There is an interesting video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdGE3a31uJQ that is called "LMS Men of the Footplate." It shows some of the various jobs that are needed to keep steam locomotives running in Great Britain circa 1939.

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by Garry K
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: April, 2020 Obituaries.
Replies: 34
Views: 13309

Re: April, 2020 Obituaries.

Al Kaline's obit at The Detroit News: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2020/04/06/al-kaline-mr-tiger-and-baseball-hall-famer-dies-85/2956782001/ . My first baseball glove in the late 1950s was an "Al Kaline" model. It was one of the old, flat "pancake" gloves. As a kid, I used to ...
by Garry K
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Zug Island Works closing.
Replies: 21
Views: 9890

Re: Zug Island Works closing.

I used to ride the Bob-Lo boats when they used to go to Bob-Lo Island. When you would return to Detroit on a boat at night, sometimes you could see them dumping slag on/near Zug Island. It was cool at night. Naturally, back then (1960s/1970s) we had no way to film that at night, not effectively, any...
by Garry K
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Engineer Attempts To Drive Locomotive Into USNS Hospital Shi
Replies: 3
Views: 2958

Re: Engineer Attempts To Drive Locomotive Into USNS Hospital

Whether or not they find that engineer "insane," it is clearly an attempted act of terrorism. They should fry that idiot.

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by Garry K
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: March, 2020 Obituaries.
Replies: 21
Views: 9236

Re: March, 2020 Obituaries.

Heck, I'm so old I can remember when Kenny Rogers played psychedelic rock with The First Edition. In particular, he/they had a hit with "Just Dropped In (to See what Condition My Condition was in)." Video of that tune at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ8k6fVe25k . Of course, that video is entirely...
by Garry K
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak schedule changes, late March 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 7356

Amtrak schedule changes, late March 2020

As per the Detroit News page at https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2020/03/18/amtrak-midwest-schedules-reduced-travel-demand/2869563001/ , "Amtrak Midwest schedules change amid reduced travel demand." Changes beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020: • Chicago-Milwaukee Hiawatha corridor service r...
by Garry K
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Freight rail plays important role in Michigan economy
Replies: 1
Views: 3387

Freight rail plays important role in Michigan economy

There is an interesting opinion piece at the Detroit News entitled "Freight rail plays important role in Michigan economy," written by Dan Papineau. Check it out at https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2020/03/17/opinion-freight-rail-plays-important-role-michigan-economy/5057795002/ . There's e...
by Garry K
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: March, 2020 Obituaries.
Replies: 21
Views: 9236

Re: March, 2020 Obituaries.

Max von Sydow dies at age 90.

https://variety.com/2020/film/actors/se ... 203527411/

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by Garry K
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: March, 2020 Obituaries.
Replies: 21
Views: 9236

Re: March, 2020 Obituaries.

Henri Richard , 11-time Stanley Cup winner who scored clincher vs. Wings in '66, dies at 84. Read "Pocket Rocket" Richard's obit at https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nhl/red-wings/2020/03/06/henri-richard-11-time-stanley-cup-winner-who-scored-clincher-vs-wings-66-dies-84/4975581002/ . I'm so...
by Garry K
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Pere Marquette 1223 vandalized
Replies: 4
Views: 4367

Pere Marquette 1223 vandalized

It appears that some cretins have vandalized the Pere Marquette 1223. Read about it at https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/ ... 111378618/.

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by Garry K
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: February,2020 Obituaries.
Replies: 17
Views: 7849

Re: February,2020 Obituaries.

C&O6084 wrote:Peter Tork, of the Monkees, 77

Della Reese, 88, R&B singer and star of "Touched by an Angel"
Peter Tork died in 2019. Della Reese died in 2017.
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--Garry K