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    • July 17, 2018 3:23 PM EDT
    • Sure was a lot of action and enjoyment there at Starwood Abbey.  Great hospitality and I guess all are looking forward to 2019. 

        I note the new fence had not been erected.   I also saw the mention of yokels: I didn't now they existed outside Britain.  Must have gone over with the Redcoats.  

    • July 17, 2018 9:34 AM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:
      Ric Golding said:

      I was challenged with being "Yardmaster" at "Nelson Yard" on Friday and "Craig Leigh Yardmaster".  If you like to switch, there is nothing better.  Really cool!

      What were you switching ?

      At Nelson yard you switch "Poker Chips", at Craig Leigh you switch anything you want..............

    • July 16, 2018 8:05 PM EDT
    • Ric Golding said:

      I was challenged with being "Yardmaster" at "Nelson Yard" on Friday and "Craig Leigh Yardmaster".  If you like to switch, there is nothing better.  Really cool!

      What were you switching ?

    • July 16, 2018 7:59 PM EDT
    • Bruce Chandler said:
      David Maynard said:

      Ops or oops?

      Does it really have to be an either/or situation?

      I have never been to one, so I dunno.

       

      I guess not

    • July 16, 2018 6:20 PM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

      Ops or oops?

      Does it really have to be an either/or situation?

    • July 16, 2018 6:13 PM EDT
    • Ops or oops?

    • July 16, 2018 7:17 AM EDT
    • I was challenged with being "Yardmaster" at "Nelson Yard" on Friday and "Craig Leigh Yardmaster".  If you like to switch, there is nothing better.  Really cool!  I'm always impressed as to how the choreography of putting the trains together and how the flow progresses.  You start and think it is going to be a nightmare to do all the work and all of a sudden, its over.  Years of fine tuning have really made this a fun experience.  I thank everyone for letting us participate.

      .

      Today, we operate on the excellent trackage at the Finger Lakes Live Steamers.  I participated in a practice session a week ago and its a great example of "Passenger Ops".  Its going to be fun to see how it flows, this morning.

    • July 14, 2018 11:07 PM EDT
    • Just a short note, to let anyone that might care; 

        The Invasion of Friends, operating weekend went very well. Mike's Blog, will give great pictures, along with links to videos by Malcolm. An addee feature may be videos/pictures from Moe's drone.

       The weekend continues with the annual Monday at The Finger Lakes Live Steamers...tomorrow.

            I'm just heading for bed, after the Saturday "End-of Operations" roundup, with a nice dinner at a local restaurant, and great conversations, and sharing of thoughts, under the canopy/IPP&W Summer boardroom.

          All clean-up is complete; dishwasher on...and stuff put away.

              The whole thing, was truly; A GREAT MEETING OF FRIENDS....Thank you everyone.

                ….and it seems....we do it again next year only a week later.   MAKE NOTES OF THE DATES...soon to be posted.

        Fred Mills

    • July 12, 2018 9:45 PM EDT
    • Ken Brunt said:
      Ric Golding said:
        I think the only question is our association with a certain individual from the Philadelphia suburbs.

      And I keep warning those Customs guys about that individual, too. 

       

      Rooster: makes notes to himself these "guys" ain't getting any younger and neither is he.

    • July 12, 2018 4:53 PM EDT
    • Fred,

      There are a good many folks, here anyway, that will send you a postcard  if you don't make it back to Ottawa.  

    • July 12, 2018 3:35 PM EDT
    • I've been cornvinced to make a return visit to the US Border, on Sunday, hoping that the Police State will allow me to visit with FRIENDS, at The Finger Lakes Live Steamers, all day Monday.

           I'll try to behave myself...and renew my membership...

        Fr.Fred

    • July 12, 2018 9:30 AM EDT
    • Ric Golding said:
        I think the only question is our association with a certain individual from the Philadelphia suburbs.

      And I keep warning those Customs guys about that individual, too. 

    • July 12, 2018 8:48 AM EDT
    • Bob McCown said:

       

      Lately its not the getting out of the US that's been the problem, its getting back in.  A few weeks ago we were #3 car at the border and we waited about 40 minutes for our turn, and then 10 or so minutes being questioned, and I'm not shady looking like you lot.  :)

       

       

      My photo I.D. has the old beard and mustache, but they figured that out.  Yours probably still has a long ponytail.  I think the only question is our association with a certain individual from the Philadelphia suburbs.

    • July 12, 2018 8:36 AM EDT
    •  

      Lately its not the getting out of the US that's been the problem, its getting back in.  A few weeks ago we were #3 car at the border and we waited about 40 minutes for our turn, and then 10 or so minutes being questioned, and I'm not shady looking like you lot.  :)

    • July 12, 2018 8:26 AM EDT
    • I'll find out tomorrow morning whether I'll be allowed in or not. It's always an adventure....

    • July 12, 2018 8:15 AM EDT
    • The "Authorities" at the Border have let us in again.  We are progressing north with much haste.  Okay, a little haste.  

      Friday morning, be there or be square.  The "Invasion" has begun.

       

    • July 11, 2018 10:49 PM EDT
    • When I have folks over for ops sessions, I won't run trains, either.  If anything,  I act as Division Super, making sure everything goes smoothly.  SWMBO makes sure everybody gets fed.  Like Fr. Fred, I can run anytime.