Things you find while watching trains...........

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Things you find while watching trains...........

Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:36 pm

Over the years I have found stuff/items/things that were lost/abandoned/left behind. Today was another one of those days. I came across this while out and about in Wyandotte. Pretty expensive item ( about $1900.00 new ). What have you found/discovered?
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Unread postby hoborich » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:58 pm

That's the one I lost the other day. Can I have it? :lol:
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Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:31 am

hoborich wrote:That's the one I lost the other day. Can I have it? :lol:


SURE. I'll just charge it up for ya. And you can fly it back home. Sure does have some range on it :-)
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Unread postby Michael » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:46 am

This is not as exciting as finding a drone but around 20 years ago, the company I worked for was surveying a large parcel of land along the NS tracks near Bellville. I was hoping a train would come and as I looked down the line I could see a pile of debris in between the rails. I walked down to it only to find that it was a circular pile of 20 or more severed dogs heads! My boss took photos and notified the police. I have no idea what evil someone was up to but I wish I could forget that one.
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Unread postby AARR » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:40 am

GTW unloaded refrigerator cars on a team track on what is now operated by DCON. The cars brought in loads of produce (mostly potatoes IIRC). But apparently a few also brought in sheep carcasses as I found one along team track. A GTW employee told me the sheep were for the Greek Restaurants and had originated over seas (New Zealand IIRC) and while unloading must have dropped the carcass and forgot to pick it up.
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Unread postby SousaKerry » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:43 pm

Gee all I find is spikes, discarded train sheets and crew water bottles.

Although I knew a few farmers who had fields near NS tracks in the 90's when NS decided bags were cheaper then chemical toilets, who found many of those bags tossed to the weeds.

After a few complaints Trainmasters had to count bags before and after a crews run. And you think your job sucks.
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Re: Things you find while watching trains...........

Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:05 pm

SousaKerry wrote:Gee all I find is spikes, discarded train sheets and crew water bottles.

Although I knew a few farmers who had fields near NS tracks in the 90's when NS decided bags were cheaper then chemical toilets, who found many of those bags tossed to the weeds.

After a few complaints Trainmasters had to count bags before and after a crews run. And you think your job sucks.


I remember those days. They wanted us to sign for them so they could keep track of them for some reason. ( union was worried the the NS was going to DNA type people .) The ones that did get used got turned inside out before use ! I would hate to be the trainmaster that had to look for the tag :-) . Those engines were from down south and those crews were just excited to see indoor plumbing.
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Re: Things you find while watching trains...........

Unread postby Hogger1225 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:44 pm

All you had to do back then was bring your own plastic bag, let the weed weasels try and track that down!
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Unread postby justalurker66 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:36 pm

M.D.Bentley wrote:Over the years I have found stuff/items/things that were lost/abandoned/left behind. Today was another one of those days. I came across this while out and about in Wyandotte. Pretty expensive item ( about $1900.00 new ). What have you found/discovered?


I have not found anything that exciting. So ... was there a registration tag on the drone or was it flown illegally?
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Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:12 pm

justalurker66 wrote:
M.D.Bentley wrote:Over the years I have found stuff/items/things that were lost/abandoned/left behind. Today was another one of those days. I came across this while out and about in Wyandotte. Pretty expensive item ( about $1900.00 new ). What have you found/discovered?


I have not found anything that exciting. So ... was there a registration tag on the drone or was it flown illegally?


No registration numbers, nothing. My guess it was a xmas present that was one and done. Bye bye. Clean too. Guy at Nankins said it is worth between $300.00 and $400.00 just they way it is. Still unable to locate the owner .
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Unread postby hoborich » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:35 pm

Do those things use a universal controller, or is each one different? Maybe you can just buy a controller and use it.
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Unread postby Schteinkuh » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:17 am

I remember my first year at CPMY, I was taking pictures of the Bunny Train for promotional stuffs, and found the missing radiator cap for 3049. :D
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Unread postby TSB » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:50 am

Amazin. My runaway drone got all the way to Michigan on its batteries.

Please have the next vacationer to Florida bring it down with him/her.

I also lost a lot of other stuff last time up there. Just send all of the good stuff you find.

I will be so grateful.

Thank you, thank you.
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Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:47 pm

TSB wrote:Amazin. My runaway drone got all the way to Michigan on its batteries.

Please have the next vacationer to Florida bring it down with him/her.

I also lost a lot of other stuff last time up there. Just send all of the good stuff you find.

I will be so grateful.

Thank you, thank you.

I also found a $ 5.00 bill today, I'll send that along too................
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Re: Things you find while watching trains...........

Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:47 pm

TSB wrote:Amazin. My runaway drone got all the way to Michigan on its batteries.

Please have the next vacationer to Florida bring it down with him/her.

I also lost a lot of other stuff last time up there. Just send all of the good stuff you find.

I will be so grateful.

Thank you, thank you.

I also found a $ 5.00 bill today, I'll send that along too................
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Re: Things you find while watching trains...........

Unread postby J T » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:23 pm

darn, M.D., you found $10?! :wink:
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Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:20 pm

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Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:20 pm

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Re: Things you find while watching trains...........

Unread postby TSB » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:52 am

You could put all the money you find in one of those flat rate shipping boxes and send it to me.

Very kind, you'r a lamb.

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Unread postby hoborich » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:52 pm

I found a $20 on the Riverwalk in Ft Lauderdale, a month ago.

Extenuating circumstances have forced me to relocate my train watching activities to the Florida East Coast, in Ft Lauderdale area.
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