Actual Possibility of New Durand Diamond ACTUAL!

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MR.TOPS---I HAVEN'T SEEN THIS MUCH EXCITEMENT SINCE I SAW THE GR8888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888EST BURRITO IN THE WORLD AT FRANKIE V'S. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I'M WAITING FOR THIS HOURS DIAMOND REPORT.!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME IN THE DARK.!!!!!!!!!! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

I NEED A REPORT !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

DANE, STEVEN ---GET OVER THERE NOW AND GET PICS AND VIDEOS .
LET'S HAVE AN EMERGENCY RAILROADFAN.COM MEET IN DUUUUUUUUUUURAN AS SOON AS THE INSTALLATION BEGINS. 8) 8) 8) .
I KNOW TWO GUYS NAMED DAVE [POO POOED AND NO SHOW] THAT CAN ORGANIZE THE MEET AND MAKE IT HAPPEN.

LET'S DO IT PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D---MOTIVATE,NOT MASTERBATE !!!!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

HEY, CAN WE GET TYRONE WILLIAMS TO SIT ON ONE OF THE PICNIC TABLES AND WATCH 24/7 UNTIL IT HAPPENS???
HE CAN GIVE US HOURLY UPDATES. :D :D :D

I'M SO EXCITED AND I JUST CAN'T HIDE IT.!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :D :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol:
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persunnaly i cant waet 2 cee teh new dimunds i think they wiill luuk kewler then teh oldur 1s
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Mr. Tops wrote:THEY ARE JUST STEENKING DIAMONDS. Someone who knows how to spell better than the above, please let us know when the diamonds are actually being replaced, and no more daily updates, of "are they in yet?" or "I think they are getting replaced!!" We have already discussed the differences between flange-bearing and regular diamonds, and it is clear that nobody here knows 100% yet what they are going to be or when they are going to be replaced. I don't think I've ever seen a thread spin it's wheels this much before.
I have to agree with Bob on this one. I really don't mind the outrage jokes, (and the fact I posted the picture should also make light of that), but this whole thing, as Bob stated, is spinning way, way out of control. Yes, the diamonds are long overdue to be replaced. That's been obvious for a while, but it's still not worth getting this excited over...lets try to wind it down until they actually do go in. And we'll know, enough railfans here visit (and monitor) Durand.

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I vote for a lock!

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Funny you guys should ask about Tyrone. I found a note taped to an empty 40-ounce Old English under one of the tables at Durand last week. Of course, I'm paraphrasing, but this is the jist of the note:
tYRonE wILliaMs wrote:hEY DuDEz...bEeN LyiN' LoW siNCe I's bEEnz oN diS tEthEr. sUM oF U hOMeeZ beEN bEETcHin' bout dA lACk O tRAinZ iN DuUUuRaND. SuM tRaINz bE's beTTeR deN nO TraINZ. But dEm raILrOaD dIx be rUnnIN' mY PoSSe OfF dA pROpErTY evRY tImE We's JuSt gETs ComfObbLe. nO pROpS fO' MaH pEEps. DeYz mO' DImundS iN dUUuranD dEn PuFF diDDy gotZ on boFE hAndzzz...wHUt uP wIt DaT?

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Mick wrote:Funny you guys should ask about Tyrone. I found a note taped to an empty 40-ounce Old English under one of the tables at Durand last week. Of course, I'm paraphrasing, but this is the jist of the note:
tYRonE wILliaMs wrote:hEY DuDEz...bEeN LyiN' LoW siNCe I's bEEnz oN diS tEthEr. sUM oF U hOMeeZ beEN bEETcHin' bout dA lACk O tRAinZ iN DuUUuRaND. SuM tRaINz bE's beTTeR deN nO TraINZ. But dEm raILrOaD dIx be rUnnIN' mY PoSSe OfF dA pROpErTY evRY tImE We's JuSt gETs ComfObbLe. nO pROpS fO' MaH pEEps. DeYz mO' DImundS iN dUUuranD dEn PuFF diDDy gotZ on boFE hAndzzz...wHUt uP wIt DaT?
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no i dont want lock this thread GR8 keep it up me say go dimunds!!!
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Ugh, stupid high speed diamonds! When I go to St. Louis and take the train, we cross the high speed diamond at Chenoa, and it's like the diamond isn't even there, hardly a sound at all! Enjoy the sounds of trains hitting the diamond at Durand while you can, because it's gonna be coming to a end once high-speed diamonds are installed. Also, I don't get why three diamonds would be there, that's a bit odd.
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Mr. Tops wrote:YEs, nevar have i scene a 3 page thred about a dimond,, What is the Big deal? ARE THAY IN YET ARE THAY IN YET???? WOOOOOOOOO WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WOOOO WOO WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Hear com e a train!! Are their one dimonds to dimonds or 3 dimonds or FOR dimondS?? :shock: ARE THAY IN YET ARE THAY IN YET???? YES THAY ARE IN !!!! NO I WAS Wrong thay are not in yet. I herd somone say thay will go in later. I herd somone say somthing wissper in my ear a secrit. OooOooooo goodness *&^%$#@#$%^&*

THEY ARE JUST STEENKING DIAMONDS. Someone who knows how to spell better than the above, please let us know when the diamonds are actually being replaced, and no more daily updates, of "are they in yet?" or "I think they are getting replaced!!" We have already discussed the differences between flange-bearing and regular diamonds, and it is clear that nobody here knows 100% yet what they are going to be or when they are going to be replaced. I don't think I've ever seen a thread spin it's wheels this much before :lol: :?
Bob, I can see where you are coming from. But, I have been going to Durand since I was five years old. This is the first time I remember a diamond going in at Durand. It is a big deal for me because it will change the way we watch trains in Durand! (I mean listen to them). Since they are high speed diamonds, I will really miss the slamming and the sparks of the diamond there now. :(
This will change the way of watching trains in Durand. (I know there is no action there but it is still my railfanning home and I know a lot of people there, so it is my favorite place!)
Anyone up for a emergency Durand meet? October 31st would be a good time!
Does anyone think that with the higher speed trains, they would lift the horn ban in Durand?

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I wasn't mocking you Ben, just being a wee-tod. The thing is, this thread has swelled to 4 pages, and we've YET to have any concrete info provided here. To this point, everything has been hear-say, from a friend, from a friend's friend...and so on. I'm just saying lets hold off until something actually happens with the diamonds. I understand your excitement (or dismay?) about the replacement, but it hasn't happened yet and when it does, THEN we will have something to post as we will be able to verify WHERE, WHEN, WHY and HOW. :wink:

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Mr. Tops wrote:I wasn't mocking you Ben, just being a wee-tod. The thing is, this thread has swelled to 4 pages, and we've YET to have any concrete info provided here. To this point, everything has been hear-say, from a friend, from a friend's friend...and so on. I'm just saying lets hold off until something actually happens with the diamonds. I understand your excitement (or dismay?) about the replacement, but it hasn't happened yet and when it does, THEN we will have something to post as we will be able to verify WHERE, WHEN, WHY and HOW. :wink:
Ya, you are right Bob! I was just saying maybe we can get a meet going there since the new diamonds are going to be in soon. I know that the new ones are there, because I have heard from about ten people that have seen them. I just kinda wanted to hear the crap diamonds for one last time.

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Mr. Tops wrote:I wasn't mocking you Ben, just being a wee-tod. The thing is, this thread has swelled to 4 pages, and we've YET to have any concrete info provided here. To this point, everything has been hear-say, from a friend, from a friend's friend...and so on. I'm just saying lets hold off until something actually happens with the diamonds. I understand your excitement (or dismay?) about the replacement, but it hasn't happened yet and when it does, THEN we will have something to post as we will be able to verify WHERE, WHEN, WHY and HOW. :wink:
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I'M OUTRAGED THAT THIS THREAD IS ONLY 4 PAGES LONG!!!!! Lets try for 5! :D :D :P :twisted:
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I GOTTA FIFTH !!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :D :D :roll: :roll: :roll: 8) 8) 8)

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DR wrote:The grammar on this board OUTRAGES me!!!!
Do you mean to say you're actually outraged? ACTUALLY, eh?

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Ben, just because they might be installing "high speed diamonds", doesn't necessarily mean they'll be raising the speed through Durand, they already book through there at a pretty good clip...
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C'mon guys...should we really be busting anyone's chops because they are stoked about Durand's diamonds? I mean, I know peope who can differentiate between types of air horns just by their smell! Some can spit train numbers and manifests with a precision that Rainman would be proud of. And other folks are really into signals---they almost lose their mud at the sight of a wig-wag. Point is, we all have our own ideas about what is most fascinating---those aspects of railroads that really turn our crank. And be honest---some of it can really get down to minutae. "Outsiders" will never understand that, and I don't expect them to. But this is the last place I'd expect anyone to be blown off for it.
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WE DISCUSSED THIS THREAD AT DINNER WED. EVE [ZACK, MYSELF, AND FOUR OTHERS---THE BOARD ] AND FELT IT WAS VERY FUNNY AND LIGHTHEARTED.
BEN-YOU ARE YOUNG AND THIS IS IMPORTANT TO YOU AND A FEW OTHERS. I WOULD ASK THAT YOU LET THIS THREAD END AS IT IS AND WAIT.
VERY SOON THE DIAMOND WILL BE IN AND YOU WILL HAVE YOUR ANSWERS.
AS FOR A 10-31 MEET, OR ANY FUTURE GATHERING YOU OR ANYONE ELSE WANTS, POST A NOTICE ON THE BOARD AND THOSE INTERESTED WILL BE THERE.
CHANGES ARE COMING TO THIS SITE SOON THAT WILL BE AN IMPROVEMENT. ZACK WILL BE ANNOUNCING THEM SOON.
A BIG HINT TO ALL--BE NICE IN WHAT YOU SAY TO AND ABOUT OTHERS OR YOU MAY NOT BE SAYING ANYTHING HERE ...PERIOD.
AS FOR PICKING ON PEOPLE---THAT OLD ,MEAN GUY [RAILDUDES DAD ]MADE FUN OF ME :shock: :shock: :shock: AND ALL THE OTHERS LAUGHED AND AGREED WITH HIM. :evil: :evil: :evil:
THEY WERE ALL WRONG AND I'M NEVER GOING TO TALK TO THEM AGAIN. :evil: :evil: :evil:
IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE ??? :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
AND YOU SHOULD HAVE HEARD WHAT WE ALL SAID ABOUT DON SIMON. :shock: :shock: :shock: :roll: :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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From what I could see the other day they didn't look high speed to me.

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