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    • July 10, 2017 11:43 AM EDT
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      Steve McKenzie said:

      Standard Gauge operations at Fred's for session 8 of Mike's Blog. Hope to see many of you out for this weekends "Invasion"! http://gardenrailroadottawa.blogspot.ca/2017/07/july-8-session-following-can

      Got a message that says the page does not exist. Disappointing.

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    • July 10, 2017 4:23 PM EDT
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      Sorry Steve my fault didn't copy all the url, try it now should work.

    • July 11, 2017 10:22 AM EDT
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      Great photos, Steve. Keep 'em coming.

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      Some people try to turn back their odometers.  Not me.  I want people to know why I look this way.  I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.  Will Rogers.

    • July 23, 2017 5:23 PM EDT
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      This weeks narrow gauge (oops.) http://gardenrailroadottawa.blogspot.ca/2017/07/oops-its-saturday-today.html

    • July 29, 2017 4:56 PM EDT
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      Thanks to Steve McKenzie, news and pictures have been posted to this forum on a regular basis. Steve will probably post the link to today's great operation when he gets back from his cottage.

        In the mean time, I'll just report that the 11th Saturday of operations was greatly enjoyed by about 25 great friends, and a few visitors today, Saturday July 29th.

      All went extremely well, with great weather; sunny, temperatures around 24C, with low humility (Humidity), and light breezes.

      Today, the SG roadmaster, Steve Watson, had the paperwork in order, and Mike Hamer acted as Dispatcher. Again, RailOps proved its worth as the operating program.

       For those that may not be aware. We put all of our rolling stock away, each week. We store the cars in "Bread Trays" inserted into racks in storage buildings. The number of cars used each Saturday is somewhere over 160. Using print-outs produced by the RailOps program, the trays are carried to the locations indicated on each tray, and an accompanying list pinpoints the siding location. The cars are picked up and put in the appropriately marked trays and put away after the operation. Very few cars are found misplaced, due to this system, and it only takes about 8 people to do the set-up in about 30 minutes.

        Visitors to the past "Invasions" have seen this action and can attest to its success.  We do this every Saturday (Weather permitting) alternating week to week,between two different fleets of rolling stock, which we describe as Standard Gauge, and Narrow Gauge.

        Now we are all are looking forward to operations ahead in the wonderful month of August, with the hope that others can enjoy Mike Hamer's wonderfully described action on his Blog.

             This whole OVGRS experience happens because of a Great group of friendly, caring, and dedicated men and women, who form  the Ottawa Valley Garden Railroad Society

          Fred Mills...chief clerk, and cuspidor cleaner.

       

      This post was edited by Fred Mills, SOG at July 30, 2017 3:17 PM EDT
    • August 1, 2017 11:53 AM EDT
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      Here's Mike's link for the SG session Fred mentioned above. http://gardenrailroadottawa.blogspot.ca/2017/07/july-29-session-11-standard-gauge.html

    • August 7, 2017 11:35 AM EDT
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      Our twelfth session of the year and its Narrow Gauge! http://gardenrailroadottawa.blogspot.ca/2017/08/12th-session-of-season-passenger-primer.html

    • August 7, 2017 12:42 PM EDT
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      Sumanabeech, they tore Charlies house down............

      And I'm assuming the guy with the GLX shirt is Gilbert. 

      This post was edited by Ken Brunt at August 7, 2017 12:44 PM EDT
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    • August 7, 2017 1:18 PM EDT
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      That is Gilbert...the one and only...!!

          A fine fellow, and good friend.

        Fred

    • August 16, 2017 4:54 PM EDT
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      Ken by this weeks ops the footings were poured and forms were in for two new homes where Charlie's used to be. Session 13 was Standard gauge.

      http://gardenrailroadottawa.blogspot.ca/2017/08/session-13-of-season-and-new-industry.html

      Just for something different Mike also does a blog on Doug's Northland RR sessions which run more modern standard gauge ops.

      http://gardenrailroadottawa.blogspot.ca/2017/08/dougs-northland-rr-ops-session-2.html

      This post was edited by Steve McKenzie at August 16, 2017 4:56 PM EDT
    • August 16, 2017 8:04 PM EDT
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      Ken Brunt said:

      Sumanabeech, they tore Charlies house down............

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      I saw Ken's post and had to go back and re-look at all the pics.  As always things change.  Great memories!
    • August 16, 2017 10:15 PM EDT
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      Ric, and Ken;

         There are changes to the place behind us, yes...

         ...but; there are changes to the IPP&W/RP&M. Lots of progressive changes. The railroad just continue to grow and improve.

         There is now a proper station at Rat Portage. Several new sidings at Firgrove, and Rat Portage.

          There is new trackage at Cedar Rock, adding to the switching challenge. The hazardous waste plant now has a dedicated tank car unloading track, and continues to dump some sort of liquid into the pond...and the fish population seems be thriving  !!

       The latest plan is to develop plans for an "Ore Dock" at Craigleigh. The ore dock will have 4 sidings, with the capacity for two 16 car ore trains, and storage for all the NG and SG ore cars in tote boxes beneath the benchwork.   Construction may start as soon as August 20th, 2017.

        The operations are going well, every Saturday morning, as reported in Mike's blogs.

    • August 17, 2017 11:47 PM EDT
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      Ore Dock!!!!   How Cool!!!

      I hope there is some form of switching involved with the unloading. 

      Something on the order of only so many cars allowed out on the dock or a dedicated switcher to move the equipment. 

      Sounds exciting!

    • August 21, 2017 7:23 PM EDT
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      The fourteenth session of the year, narrow gauge !  http://gardenrailroadottawa.blogspot.ca/2017/08/session-14-of-season-august-192017.html

    • August 21, 2017 9:20 PM EDT
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      Steve,

      Awesome!

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    • August 22, 2017 3:53 PM EDT
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      Session 14 is a two part post, Mike has the link to the second part under blog archive on the right hand side of his blog. You can review all his posts from this menu.

      This post was edited by Steve McKenzie at August 22, 2017 4:03 PM EDT
    • August 22, 2017 4:03 PM EDT
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      Thanks, Steve.   Those pictures bring back lots of fond memories of running trains there!

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