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Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-23-2006, 03:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,283
Posted By firegator
SD-40's

Hi again--
A couple of years ago, I heard from numerous sources that the days of THE SD-40's were coming to an end-- It seems there are more and more of them in service all the time--Many of those...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-23-2006, 02:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,254
Posted By firegator
Greetings to all-- Tomorrow, I get to play-- ...

Greetings to all--
Tomorrow, I get to play-- As a member of The Rail Museum of Oklahoma, I'll be joining the rest of the crew on our fall caboose run-- We own about 12 cabeese, and will make 4-12...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-23-2006, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By firegator
Hello again-- I hope this is relative to the...

Hello again-- I hope this is relative to the subject-- Some years back, tank cars which carried highly poisonous materials had a red stripe painted horizontally around the tank about mid-way up-- ...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-23-2006, 01:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,641
Posted By firegator
Interestingly enough, I have returned to South...

Interestingly enough, I have returned to South Texas due to a death in the family-- I checked up on who this yo-yo worked for, and discovered he is a constable employed by a county-- Although he is...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-14-2006, 06:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,641
Posted By firegator
Ah, so true-- I've been following these posts,...

Ah, so true-- I've been following these posts, and being a retired LEO, I've tried to help folks understand why LEOs do what they do, but no more-- I've had to wonder at the ignorance of some of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-30-2005, 05:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,051
Posted By firegator
First locomotive ride

Hi all-- I couldn't find a thread dealing with this subject, so thought I would ask the question-- Where, when, and how did you get your first ride in a locomotive?
If I may, I'll start-- In 1972...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-29-2005, 05:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,522
Posted By firegator
I'm afraid I have to go with the guys who call...

I'm afraid I have to go with the guys who call railfanning an adventure-- Regardless of all of your planning, you never know what the heck is going to happen-- Trains in the hole, meets, problems...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-24-2005, 05:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,649
Posted By firegator
Good points-- And a citizen has the right to...

Good points-- And a citizen has the right to ask for the officer's supervisor to come to the location-- Normally, that will deflate an enlarged ego-- If the officer refuses to call a supervisor,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-24-2005, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By firegator
Two years ago, my partner & I stopped for coffee...

Two years ago, my partner & I stopped for coffee prior to a court appearance for a ticket we wrote to a guy who passed a line of stopped traffic over the double yellow line, forced another car off...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-21-2005, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,893
Posted By firegator
Cargo loss-- Who loses?

While watching a train pass the other day, I saw a powdery product leaking from a bottom door of a 4 bay covered hopper, and it was not a small leak-- I noted the reporting marks and gave the...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-21-2005, 04:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,649
Posted By firegator
Good points were brought out in the above posts--...

Good points were brought out in the above posts-- From the warning given to the trespasser, it sounds like the standard warning given to somebody found on railroad property-- He was not told...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-10-2005, 04:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,123
Posted By firegator
Still married to the same wonderful girl after...

Still married to the same wonderful girl after 40+ years-- She has learned a lot about trains over the years, but is happier when I go alone now-- You know, the "Boring" thing-- As in ; "How many...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-08-2005, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,412
Posted By firegator
Agreedx2

Willie6622 is right on the point-- There are civil remedies which can not only help get your film back, but action can be taken against officers who violate someone's civil rights, or break the law...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-08-2005, 12:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,412
Posted By firegator
Greetings to all-- May I add a little insight to...

Greetings to all-- May I add a little insight to this discussion, which may help folks understand law enforcement "mentality"-- We suffered a great disaster on 9/11-- Since then, terrorist acts...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-07-2005, 05:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,454
Posted By firegator
Years ago when I lived in PA., I was chasing an...

Years ago when I lived in PA., I was chasing an EL freight pulled by several
"F" units-- I got quite a ways ahead of the train and found a good site between the tracks and the river to use the last...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-02-2005, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,249
Posted By firegator
Sorry, my train of thought derailed-- I was...

Sorry, my train of thought derailed-- I was going to include this in my other post-- I've watched the rail grinders many times, and the truck following has been a fire truck looking for hot spots...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-02-2005, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,249
Posted By firegator
How about another possibility? In north Texas,...

How about another possibility? In north Texas, there is a DOD storage facility with extremely high security-- Trucks are utilized to haul materials into this facility-- These trucks are escorted,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-30-2005, 03:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,683
Posted By firegator
Thanks

Thanks Cristopher for the reply-- You learn something new every day in this train business-- Regards, da Gator
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-28-2005, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,683
Posted By firegator
What is a Barney Yard?

While reading some history on the C&O the other night, I came across the term "Barney Yard" several times-- Could someone please enlighten me as to what that is? I thought it might be related to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-27-2005, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,737
Posted By firegator
Worst of railroading

Ween-- Or should I say Mr. Ween??-- You are quite right-- I also find fault with Don Phillip's columns on occasion, but he does make one think-- He has a remarkable insight on the industry, which...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-27-2005, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,737
Posted By firegator
Best/worst in Railroading

What an intriguing subject-- I think Mr. Landrum covered a majority of the problem with his statement: "loss in human contact"-- A multi-faceted problem suffered by all of the major roads-- Being...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-25-2005, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,321
Posted By firegator
Train wreck

Hi again-- According to what news I can find, an eastbound NS train collided with a southbound UP-- As Frederick said, it appears to have occured over a diamond-- One source said there had been a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-25-2005, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By firegator
Oh yes!! And the same woman has called the cops...

Oh yes!! And the same woman has called the cops on me 3 times now-- She said she thought I might be one of those "me-youslim terror guys"-- The cops laugh because I'm 6 ft., 260 lbs, what little...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-25-2005, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,321
Posted By firegator
Train wreck

Hi-- Anybody have information on the wreck which occured today in Momence, Ill.? A little information and some photos are available on: InternationalFirefightingNews.com-- At least 60 cars and 5...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-24-2005, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By firegator
Tripod stabilization

Thanks so very much for your replies-- As was mentioned above, the longer the lens, the more prone to shake-- It got really noticable with the 300 mm, and I know the 500 will be worse-- I also use...
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