Come on back to the caboose and get a cup of coffee [or sweet ice tea] Part I

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  1. spankybird

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 28 and headed to 44 with overcast skies

    Wow did we get a bunch of new smiles or what jawdrop

    Gil - I have this older Lionel coal hopper, made in 71

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    You can see one of my MTH hopper behind it. This is the time frame when lionel only had one operating coupler. The other one is molded closed.

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    Chief - No snow this week - we are getting warmer all week long balloon6

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    I have about $30 in this one.
    I want to sort stay away frum the general mills, Fundamentions era stuff.

    I have a good bit of that.
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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 49 deg and falling to 36 today.
    From Wednesday thru week end temp will be highs in the 50's bounce7

    Yesterday we got some sunshine in the afternoon :) and we took down our outside lights.

    Gil - I will let you know next week on the car, but don't hold just for me. :thumb:

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    Morning gang. Now Tom, that is a great photo [you always have good ones]. Looks just like it could have been years ago. Glad you are having some warming because it should turn cold later this week for you. I plan on working upstairs. announce1 Love these smilies. Off to plant some tree at oldest's housse [promised to do that several months ago] and visit with Frankie [he lives right up the street from her].

    Have a good one and God bless all.
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    NO Hurry, I am not sure what I will do, maybe trade it for two post war hoppers or sell it on ebay.

    I think I will advertise it on the ogr site first.:wave: I have $30 or so in it.

    My CTT came today along with a seed catalog, spring is on the way.:thumb:

    I used that pic above for a web screen.

    The ones you posted at my place are generating comments.


    I will tell you what on this scale C&O hopper.

    I will sell it for a donation to the Miner's Fund that the Wva Council Of Churches has on line.

    Send them $30 and me postage and it is yours.

    Check with me first as the first donation gets it.
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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 34 deg and headed to 43 with Sunshine on the way:cool:

    Gil - that's a deal. I will make the donation and pay your postage. aussie Let me konw if someone bet me to this.

    Chief - we may hit 60 by the weekend :p

    OTTS Meeting this Friday

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    Morning. On the run. Tom, it may stay real warm all winter. Kind of got job offer from Pro Mariner. :confused: Have a good one.
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    Chief - does that mean you are planning on coming out of retirement ? sign1
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    Not exactly. More trips but not as long each trip and more spread out [so they say]. More $$$ [so they say]
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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 53 deg and falling to mid 40's with rain showers today. This sounds more like spring. Yesterday I saw sparrows making a nest :rolleyes:

    Chief - it's starting to sound like you are going to start paying taxes again peasoup

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    Morning all. Been busy this AM. Tom, been paying taxes. Only taxes I do not have to pay is state income tax on my retirement [and SS on that]. Been paying taxes and SS on all other income. Capital Gains on tobacco allotment buy out. :curse: Got switcher repainted and decaled. :) Have a good one.
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    Chief - don't tell me that you took that great looking CSX switcher and painted it black ! ! ! wall1
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    NAW, not me!!!

    Its a Thoroughbred now. [:D]
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    [:D][}:)][;)] [got to get silver paint for bell, horn and stacks]

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    Good Morning All from NE OHio
    where the temp is 43 deg and headed to 57 with lots of SunShine bounce7

    Last night when we left work, there was a very large rainbow to the east of us. :p

    Chief - are you sure it's not an old mare now hamr

    OTTS meeting tomorrow night. :)

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    Morning all. Been in Town Meeting since 8:15. Messed with my sleep schedule. ;) Tom the rainbow was SE. It ended in NC. Roseyville to be exact. :thumb: Have a good one and God bless.
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    Goggled pic of the day.

    When I was awaiting my first transplant in 1999, I was in the hospital in Charlottesville, VA., and the Express made a stop at the depot there, right under my windows.

    The nurses knowing I liked trais, moved my bed to the window so I caould see it as it set there some 20 minutes. I could see the folks inside the cars, it was wonderful.

    The whole staff then came to watch it pull out. Had only it be pulled by steam, I could have gone on to my reward then and there a happy Finnmiester.





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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 53 degs and headed to 55 then falling back into the low 30's and snow for the weekend :(

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    OTTS meeting tonight. :thumb:

    Gil - great pic :thumb: :D

    Chief - are you going to be out of town so much that you won't be able to be Mayor also ?

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    Morning. County meeting most of the day. Wife home sick again but has not taken the phone out of her ear since whe woke up. :oops: :confused: jawdrop

    Going to be gone 7 days, Tom. Then should be spread out better than it has been or was going to be [if I take it].

    Have a good one.
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    Morning. Sunny today after big Tstorms came through about 12 last night. Windy and cooler with maybe snow flurries tonight. 50's tomorrow. Warming fast after that. Have a good day.
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