Post by The Jade Fog, formerly: Dave on Jan 30, 2019 14:26:20 GMT -5
In our snowstorm today I decided it was time for an oil change and new wiper blades, so I went to a local garage that recently moved into a property that has 3 heavyweight passenger cars and 3 NE cabooses onsite. These were trucked in about 40 years ago and as a kid I hoped against all hopes it was going to be a train shop. It became a DOLL store. The horror!
The garage owner said he's selling off the train equipment- three items sold already, about 10 grand per unit, it was reported.
Need a new train room- why not get a real caboose? I can get you the info... Bring your own crane and lowboy.
When the weather isn't a polar vortex death grip, I have been granted permission to take a look inside them. One is an RPO with all the mail boxes and tables intact. I will get some pictures as much as I can.
Jade Fog Enterprises- Home of Invention The "Stately Fog Manor" 2016- FrankenTank 2018- Pentatanker "Never mind that man in Buzzardly"
We once dallied with the idea of putting a caboose on our Texas land, but it's not the cost of the caboose so much as the cost of transport and setup that made it prohibitive for us.
Would be a real dream come true, though...
The JNXT Family of Transportation Companies:
JNXT Railroad "The Weasel Route" BRTX Railroad "The Buzzard Route" P&S Railroad "Don't blame us, this isn't our equipment" The Buzzardly Shops "See us for your Mega-Tanker needs. NEW - Now your caboose HQ. See Earl for all the details."
It would be neat to see photos of the car and caboose. Some building designs are utilizing excess shipping containers for modular homes and garden style apartments. At first I thought the idea was odd, but after seeing the photos, I think the designers have done a great job repurposing the materials. Here is a link
JNXT 7707: Oh no....say it's not so....the horror....
Nov 15, 2019 19:05:34 GMT -5
yardmaster54: A map of WV from the 50's & 60's, must of had 2 roads. One going north and south and one going east & west.
Nov 15, 2019 19:39:49 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Living in DFW, I'd pay money to live in a state with just 2 roads!
Nov 15, 2019 20:08:42 GMT -5
yardmaster54: Jerry when you lived in WV did you ever visit the Cass scenic railroad?
Nov 17, 2019 20:50:26 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Yes I did, YM. Rode it many times, strting as a kid back in the 60s all the way up to when I took my future bride on it in 2007. I am hoping to ride it again in the fall of 2020 if all goes to plan! Have you ever rode it?
Nov 17, 2019 21:31:54 GMT -5
mph: I've heard from an anonymous high-ranking government official that we should expect a Flamingo sighting today!
Nov 18, 2019 8:04:40 GMT -5
oldtimer52: Oh goodie. I just got a recipe for a garlic and butter roasted, stuffed flamingo. Just in time for Thanksgiving.
Nov 18, 2019 11:48:16 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Mmmmm....sign me up for that, OT!
Nov 18, 2019 12:07:30 GMT -5
The Jade Fog, formerly: Dave: But you'll have to substitute a duck for the flamingo, unless you live out a few inches further than the long arm of the law (at least here in the States).
Nov 18, 2019 13:55:29 GMT -5
wks: I believe eating flamingo meat would be sacrilege at least on this forum.
Nov 18, 2019 20:38:20 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: The prohibition has historically been waived for Thanksgiving
Nov 18, 2019 23:14:48 GMT -5
rbturner: Just sitting here. Lost control of the clicker somehow. Watching Hallmark movie #3,528. Someone shoot me now. Someone please post some train stuff.
Nov 19, 2019 12:12:21 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Has the couple had their breakup yet?
Nov 19, 2019 13:30:30 GMT -5
The Jade Fog, formerly: Dave: That sounds like dangerous and painful territory, Randy. I'll know your pain at Thanksgiving when the in-laws' TVs don't change from the Hallmark channel.
Nov 19, 2019 13:33:37 GMT -5
yardmaster54: No I have not Jerry. I hope to some day though.
Nov 19, 2019 18:30:35 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: If you go, take the train all the way up to the top of Bald Knob. In the fall, the colors are incredible. I think it was around the first week of October when I was last there - of course the leaves peak at different times.
Nov 19, 2019 18:57:31 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Let's see...looking at the time, Randy must be on Hallmark Movie #3,534
Nov 19, 2019 20:20:45 GMT -5
pokemonprime: rbturner'**** a nice round 10,000 posts
Nov 19, 2019 21:36:36 GMT -5
pokemonprime: ten points to the swear filter connecting two words there
Nov 19, 2019 21:37:00 GMT -5