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    • March 10, 2017 9:08 AM EST
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      2017 Meteorological spring photo thread.

      Meteorological spring started March 1, to me that's the official start, not March 21.  I took these photos yesterday in spring like weather.  Woke up today to snow.  

       

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      Look whats at the end of the rainbow, Rooster pot of gold (outhouse)

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      Woke up to this 

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      This post was edited by Shawn Viggiano at March 10, 2017 9:08 AM EST
    • March 10, 2017 9:13 AM EST
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      Well, March 20th is the equinox, so that is really when most people consider spring to start. Here in my crazy little world, spring, and the spring rehab of the railroad, starts right after the ECLSTS. The first revenue train is scheduled May first, just like every year.
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    • March 10, 2017 9:24 AM EST
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      Shawn, we'll send it all up to you, since you like it so much........

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    • March 10, 2017 1:19 PM EST
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      Ken Brunt said:

      Shawn, we'll send it all up to you, since you like it so much........

      You can have mine, too, Shawn.     

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    • March 10, 2017 1:28 PM EST

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      For me (Western NY) both "meteorological spring", April 1, and "Calendar spring", Spring Equinox on March 20, are both off..both too early.

      Around here, March is always the 5th and last month of winter..Spring begins April 1st..

      Scot

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    • March 10, 2017 4:22 PM EST
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      Scot Lawrence said:

      For me (Western NY) both "meteorological spring", April 1, and "Calendar spring", Spring Equinox on March 20, are both off..both too early.

      Around here, March is always the 5th and last month of winter..Spring begins April 1st..

      Scot

       

       

      Pretty much the same here.  We can still see winter till 2nd week of april.  But I still like to go with the official meteorological spring of March 1.  I also prefere Dec 1 as the official start of winter. lol

    • March 10, 2017 7:11 PM EST

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      LOVE IT !!!

       

      Are you using your phone for the pics??

    • March 11, 2017 7:10 AM EST
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      " Rooster " said:

      LOVE IT !!!

       

      Are you using your phone for the pics??

       

       

      Thanks guys and Rooster.  Yes Im using an Android phone for all my pictures these days.  Its so much easier and the quality is better then my point and shoot.  

    • March 11, 2017 8:52 AM EST

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      The photos are really crisp and clear. Think the first one is my favorite.

    • March 11, 2017 9:21 AM EST

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      Forrest Scott Wood said:

      The photos are really crisp and clear. Think the first one is my favorite.

      Yes!  ...it was that first pic that prompted my question as I figured he was using his phone.

    • March 11, 2017 9:45 AM EST
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      Forrest Scott Wood said:

      The photos are really crisp and clear. Think the first one is my favorite.

       

       

      Thanks I think everything was in my favor for that shot (lighting etc)

    • March 11, 2017 2:37 PM EST
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      Very nice Shawn, you can send that snow back my way.

    • March 13, 2017 11:44 AM EDT
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      Still 124" of snow up where we usually have our first ride of the season. So my spring is late June, prolly. :-) 

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    • March 19, 2017 11:20 AM EDT
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      Tomorrow is the official 1st day of spring. It doesn't look like trains will be running on the C.V.S.Ry. Outdoor Div. anytime soon...

      In case you don't recognize it, that's an Aristo stilt mounted switch tower. Window bottoms are about 10 scale feet above the rail heads.  I didn't get a shot, but my large engine house is just starting to peek out from under a drift.

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    • March 20, 2017 9:56 AM EDT
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    • March 20, 2017 11:29 AM EDT
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      This was as of yesterday

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    • March 20, 2017 11:32 AM EDT
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      I also did 2 short videos. Click on link you dont need a facebook account.  When it ask to log in just click no thanks.  Its the first two videos.  Sorry to the FB haters.

       

      https://www.facebook.com/pg/Kittatinnymtrr/videos/

      This post was edited by Shawn Viggiano at March 20, 2017 3:55 PM EDT
    • March 20, 2017 5:22 PM EDT
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      Shawn, that reminds me of the guy who modeled a subway.

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    • March 21, 2017 8:13 AM EDT
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      We're going to need a Bigger Plow!

    • March 21, 2017 6:23 PM EDT
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      Today, after work, and going potty, and changing my clothes, I discovered the track crew was starting on the spring rehab of the railroad.

       

      So right now we are ahead of schedule. The rehab doesn't usually start until AFTER the ECLSTS. But when the sun went below the treeline, the cold wind put a stop to the track-work for today.

       

      Tom Morrow, my foreman, pointed out to me something he had discovered. I had purchased some used Aristo stainless 8 foot track at auction, for repairs and such. Some of the track has AML ties on it. He showed me the difference in the Aristo ties and the AML ties.

       

       

      To my eye they look close enough, so I had Tom put the AML ties in the pile of new ties. When we have broken ties that need replaced, we will use some of the AML ties as well as the Aristo ones we have.

       

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