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dgmarklin
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« Reply #360 on: Apr 26th, 2010, 2:22pm »
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Yes indeed!  Thankyou for the birthday wishes from all of you.  I had a great time and I have to say I know for a fact Thomas did too.  The BCRR has great hospitality to anyone who shows up to ride the rails.  I'll post a few pictures below also.  I will miss the BCRR over this summer but will be sure to return next Fall....to many more changes, you never know what will happen next.
 
Dean
 
Pics:

Ron #2 takes the RS-3 thru Pivo
 

NYC Hudson at the water tank
 

Charley leaves the Nancy Station on the Hudson with Pete right beside.
 

Thomas, yes, the Thomas East, is on the mainline.  I have to give him a big thanks for helping with the un-meet 2010 DVD.
 

Bruce R. heads North from the Pivo diamond on the RS-3 at the BCRR...  At least it's not a tamping bar in hand... geeesh!
 
Dean
 


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« Reply #361 on: Apr 26th, 2010, 2:36pm »
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It looks like a great time was had by all. I only wish I could have been there. Bruce, it's good to see you astride an "Iron Horse". Those sure are some beautiful cars. Hope to see you next Sat.
Russell
 
P.S. Oh BTW, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" guys!!!!


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pockets
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« Reply #362 on: May 30th, 2010, 10:52am »
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That's great news, Bruce. Hope ya have a terrific time.
 
Greg B.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
pockets
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« Reply #363 on: May 31st, 2010, 4:25pm »
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Bruce,
I, for one, can live without pics THIS TIME, just knowing that you're back in circulation.
 
Greg B.
 
PS: I don't know who the detractors are, but they should probably sit down and shut up. Many of us really enjoy your extemporizing.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
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« Reply #364 on: May 31st, 2010, 9:18pm »
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Bruce,  nice to hear you were having to much fun to take pics.  I know how that works also.  I started carrying a pocket camera, so when ever I do a service stop, I can click off a shot or two.  Otherwise, there isn't any, it usually turns out.
 
Tom C.


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Henry
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« Reply #365 on: Jun 1st, 2010, 11:41am »
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The BC is the home road of this forum.  
 
Nobody is preventing anyone else from talking about any other road and in fact we encourage it!
 
I like hearing about the BC, the more the better
 
Henry


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« Reply #366 on: Jun 1st, 2010, 5:13pm »
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hi all,
 
henry:  amen to that, brother!  having just returned from the buckingham central university...
 
the live steam forum has been and continues to nurture other facilities to post their work and techniques in individual threads.  not counting the bcrr, there have been and continues to be about 5 different railroad properties posting here.  due to hectic lives in general, at least 2 of that 5 have allowed their threads to grow cold.
 
believe me folks, while there hasn't been as much posted on the bcrr in the last couple of months, sitting on their laurels they weren't.  there's something different to see everytime you're there.  so, bruce r and bcrr gang, post a way, you guys get more done in your 'free' time than most do in their 'spare' time.
 
btw, the memorial day celebration was one the best un-non-meets that i've ever attended.  that's to say i had a great time!  thank you, pete b for being a gracious host and good friend.  i don't think i could say it any plainer or heart-felt...
 
 
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on Jun 1st, 2010, 11:41am, Henry wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The BC is the home road of this forum.  
 
Nobody is preventing anyone else from talking about any other road and in fact we encourage it!
 
I like hearing about the BC, the more the better
 
Henry



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BobbyT
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« Reply #367 on: Jun 1st, 2010, 9:57pm »
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George, I was happy you could make it down for the gathering. It was a great day. We need to do these a little more often.

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« Reply #368 on: Jun 2nd, 2010, 11:17am »
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To all the gang at the BCRR,  
I was so excited about my first night run that the next day I went out and got all sort of lights so that at the next night run I will be ready. I would have run later if it hadn't been that I was trying to fire the engine and hold a flashlight at the same time (in the rain no less).  My wife and 2 yr old Michael truly enjoyed themselves as it showed in both of their faces and in the number of trips they made around the track behind Lynda and her little critter (7 or 8 times) and then around behind Bruce's Atlantic. When we got home I discovered that they where both covered in soot. HEHEHEHE  
 
George,
It's always great to see you out at the track and catch up on old times. Thanks again for your assistance in firing up Ben's old Atlantic.  
 
Bruce,
The next holiday is the 4th of July which is on a Sun. this year. I'm ready!  
 
Pete,
THANK YOU again for all that you do and share with the rest of us. Your selflessness is humbling to me and I truly appreiciate it. Thanks for the cylindar drain cocks.
 
A great time was had by all.
Russell


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« Reply #369 on: Jul 12th, 2010, 10:35pm »
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Bruce,
  Neat picture with the line up.  
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« Reply #370 on: Jul 12th, 2010, 10:50pm »
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Well I when out to the BCRR last Sat to find that I was the only one there. As I was getting ready to leave, Pete came out house and asked me if I was going to fire up the Atlantic, so I stayed. We had two visitors Unka Bob stopped out for a little bit and then Don from the 10 wheelers showed up. I had the Atlantic out on the track and needed a pivo break, so I let Don run it around for a bit. Looks like he had fun. Here are some pictures I took.
Russell


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« Reply #371 on: Jul 12th, 2010, 10:52pm »
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Here is a picture of Don coming across the bridge and by Julia's Oil Company.

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« Reply #372 on: Jul 12th, 2010, 10:56pm »
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and one final picture of Don coming up along side of Nancy Station.

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« Reply #373 on: Jul 13th, 2010, 9:14am »
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Bruce,
    In my household we refered to that as the "24hr Irish Flu." We missed you.
Russ


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« Reply #374 on: Jul 13th, 2010, 9:42pm »
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Russ,  
 
I want to thank you for giving me an opportunity to run a locomotive with so much history.  I had a blast taking it around on the first class trackage of the BCRR.
 
To Bruce, no problem.  It would've been nice to see you, but that will have until next time.  Please pass along to Pete my thanks for his gracious hospitality.  He spent a lot of time with me on Pivo patio, just shooting the breeze.  I had a nice visit with the man behind the BCRR.
 
Thanks again for everything.  
 
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pockets
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« Reply #375 on: Sep 20th, 2010, 7:51am »
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You guys need to start another project....; you've got W-A-Y too much free time on your hands!!! Just kidding, my friend. Wish I could have been there. Of course I can see this stunt becoming a "right of passage" at the unmeet.
 
Greg B.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
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« Reply #376 on: Sep 20th, 2010, 9:44am »
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Guys,
  You guys are crazy!!!! I wish I had been there, perhaps next time.  
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« Reply #377 on: Sep 24th, 2010, 8:33pm »
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About the time we started to pick up speed, and we were doing our best "Jamaican Bob Sled Team" impression, my personal thoughts were being echoed by Peter yelling back at me: "This is not a good idea!"
We were still on the upper part of the trestle and picking up more speed.  
The best indication of speed I have to offer is, under normal circumstances it will take between 4 to 6 seconds to cross the Bobby T bridge. We did it in less than 2!  
 


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« Reply #378 on: Sep 25th, 2010, 11:26am »
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Been wanting to do that with out 2 foot gauge park train equipment for quite a while.  
 
However, after the boss took a ride down the hill with a fully loaded train and the air brakes failed (loss of air pressure) and reached speeds in upwards of 30 MPH on tight curves and rough track, we are all scared to do it!


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« Reply #379 on: Oct 22nd, 2010, 6:08pm »
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Bruce, that was a lot of fun.  I'm pretty sure the weird grin was for "GET THE CAMERA OUT OF MY FACE"  
 


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