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    • May 15, 2017 7:56 PM EDT
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      Bluestone Southern's May 2017 Ops

      This coming weekend (20-21 May 2017) will be the first Operations session of the weekend...  Any interested parties that are coming, I'd appreciate a heads-up..

       

      Thanks..

    • May 16, 2017 7:48 AM EDT
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      We plan to be there.  Wouldn't miss it!

    • May 16, 2017 5:18 PM EDT
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      Will be there Sunday afternoon
    • May 17, 2017 9:45 AM EDT

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          We will be there, most likely both days, Joyce likes the special knitting room . I will also have an engine for Jim.  Always a relaxing time !  

    • May 17, 2017 12:35 PM EDT

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      Cant wait to see the pics! But just in case you need some more aggravation in your life Andy I'm sending an engine so I can aggravate via long distance

    • May 17, 2017 1:17 PM EDT
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      Aaron Loyet said:

      Cant wait to see the pics! But just in case you need some more aggravation in your life Andy I'm sending an engine so I can aggravate via long distance

      No pics for you......    

    • May 17, 2017 7:09 PM EDT
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      Andy Clarke said:
      Aaron Loyet said:

      Cant wait to see the pics! But just in case you need some more aggravation in your life Andy I'm sending an engine so I can aggravate via long distance

      No pics for you......    

      Great!  Now we have to put up with the "Soup N*zi" this weekend.  Thanks Aaron, paybacks can be really difficult in a very hot place. (working on my political correctness)   

    • May 17, 2017 9:01 PM EDT

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      Dale Loyet said:

          We will be there, most likely both days, Joyce likes the special knitting room . I will also have an engine for Jim.  Always a relaxing time !  

      Really???   Dad has a knitting room?

      An art I would like to learn someday  !!

    • May 17, 2017 9:03 PM EDT

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      Ric Golding said: (working on my political correctness)   

      I will cover for you Uncle Ric !

    • May 17, 2017 9:22 PM EDT

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      Ric Golding said:
      Andy Clarke said:
      Aaron Loyet said:

      Cant wait to see the pics! But just in case you need some more aggravation in your life Andy I'm sending an engine so I can aggravate via long distance

      No pics for you......    

      Great!  Now we have to put up with the "Soup N*zi" this weekend.  Thanks Aaron, paybacks can be really difficult in a very hot place. (working on my political correctness)   

      Hahahaha

    • May 21, 2017 7:59 AM EDT
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      We had a lot of rain on Friday night/ Saturday morning and as we left for breakfast the sky was not looking good.   However, as the day progressed things improved and some trains were run.  I know pictures were taken, so they will get posted as time permits.  Today, Sunday, a cold front has passed through and it is gorgeous.  High temp is suppose to be 70, so perfect running temps and it all begins, right after breakfast.

    • May 22, 2017 2:45 PM EDT
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      As Ric stated above. The weekends Ops session started Friday Night, early Saturday morning with heavy rain and thunder boomers...  When the rain stopped early Saturday morning, the was 3 and 1/2 inches in the rain gauge...

       

      Below are a few pictures of what the "'waterways looked like a few hours after the rain stopped:

       

      Below is the west side of the house-layout..  Prior to building the spillway, this whole area would back up with water, and look like a nice sized pond..

       

      Below is how it looked going over the spillway area.

       

      Water traveling down the spillway under the Y-bridge..

       

       

      Water flowing down the waterway just south of Bluefield.

       

       

      below is the junction where both waterways meet by Woodlawn..

       

       

      Waterway running down along side of Evansville to go under the Woodlawn bridges.. 

       

       

       

      Evansville yards are on the right side.

       

       

      Freeman Spur layout covered in water

       

       

       

       

      Jane's feet being washed..

       

      All the pictures above were taken a few hours after the rain stopped..  While it was raining, the rocks at the bottom left of the below picture were all under water, and could not be seen..

       

       

       

       

    • May 22, 2017 2:59 PM EDT
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      Wow!  Talk about hydraulic engineering!

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    • May 22, 2017 4:09 PM EDT
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      Got a kayak?...................

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    • May 22, 2017 5:12 PM EDT
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      Ken Brunt said:

      Got a kayak?...................

      Ric and I talked about him going back home and bringing his down....    

    • May 22, 2017 5:23 PM EDT
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      We actually did run trains...

      Below, the crew is running the BLU-EVA freight, as it is passing the town of Overlook.

       

      Crew of MCL-2 arriving at Okawville.

       

      And, the crew working Okawville

       

       

      Sunday out at Evansville

      Crew working Overlook on Sunday

       

       

      Traffic on the Hilltop Subdivision

       

      An Evansville Western local running

       

       

      Evansville Western MCL-1 on the trestle

    • May 22, 2017 7:57 PM EDT

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      Love it dad!!!

       

      Especially seeing the spillways doing their job!!!

       

       

      Good thing Ric didn't go home for the kayak as he would probably have hurt himself anyway and ruined the entire weekend !

    • May 23, 2017 9:46 AM EDT
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      Looks like your water management is working very well!

      Great pics... 

      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at May 23, 2017 10:11 AM EDT
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    • May 23, 2017 10:17 AM EDT
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      Those water ways are impressive! Awesome pictures!

      I hate that i missed out, dang daughter graduating high school. lol. 

      How long a train was the BLU-EVA freight? You keeping them all at 20 cars roughly?

    • May 23, 2017 10:47 AM EDT
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      Matt Russell said:

      Those water ways are impressive! Awesome pictures!

      I hate that i missed out, dang daughter graduating high school. lol. 

      How long a train was the BLU-EVA freight? You keeping them all at 20 cars roughly?

      Basically, Matt, I am...  The BLU-EVA train is 15 covered hoppers and 3 50 ft boxcars...  With that amount of freight cars, it can support either the MCL-1 or MCL-2 locals that depart from Evansville...    MCL-1 would run with 2 less hoppers, and MCL-2 would run with 1 less boxcar...

       

      All my train lengths are basically based on mainline, or local siding lengths...    Locals are based on siding lengths and/or facility demands/requirements.

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