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    • August 15, 2017 5:15 PM EDT
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      TrainOps 2018

      It looks like this got lost in the photos from TrainOps 2017, but there was a bunch of noise this year about moving TrainOps forward a month into the middle of July.  Looking for opinions.

       

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    • August 15, 2017 8:11 PM EDT
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      Heh...I'll stick in my 2 cents again...

       

      As a plus for July, Martha states the gardens will be a LOT more in bloom and that it is typically cooler as well.

       

      And, now that July next year is "officially" open, I would enjoy going to Massachusetts on any weekend in July.   I'm all for it!   

       

      Will Stan and Deb be able to do July as well?

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    • August 15, 2017 8:39 PM EDT
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      Bruce Chandler said:

      Heh...I'll stick in my 2 cents again...

       

      As a plus for July, Martha states the gardens will be a LOT more in bloom and that it is typically cooler as well.

       

      And, now that July next year is "officially" open, I would enjoy going to Massachusetts on any weekend in July.   I'm all for it!   

       

      Will Stan and Deb be able to do July as well?

       

      Bruce

      Not sure

      Typically we get our heat waves (90+ for 3 or more days) in June and July.  By mid August it is normally cooler.  

      Because of the heat, our July sessions are normally in the evening and we tend to take a vacation in the cooler places (like Alaska).

      It is very true that Gardens are best in June and early July and we can have nice weekends as well so it is a trade off.

      Lets see what Bob comes up with.

      Stan

       

    • August 15, 2017 9:54 PM EDT
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      Middle of July may not work for me.  I have mandatory Vacation the week of July 4 (7/1-7 next year) and may not be able to take more time that same month.  6-7-8 might work; 13-14-15 very iffy; 20, 21, 22 and 27,28,29 probably OK.

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    • August 16, 2017 4:26 AM EDT
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      I'm flexible..................

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    • August 16, 2017 7:50 AM EDT
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      Well, not that averages mean much to me, but here's the monthly temperatures for Littleton.

      Just for the record, I vote NO for January.

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    • August 16, 2017 12:59 PM EDT
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      I vote NO for January also.

      Richard

    • August 16, 2017 1:02 PM EDT
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      But the railroad looks lovely in January

       

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    • August 16, 2017 1:56 PM EDT
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      Plowing season !!!!!

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    • August 16, 2017 3:38 PM EDT
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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Plowing season !!!!!

      Just another reason to say NO to an ops session in January.   Not only THAT, but I don't think Bob even owns a plow... (I'm sure the shame of that will keep him from posting more...)

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    • August 17, 2017 5:09 PM EDT
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      Bruce Chandler said:
      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Plowing season !!!!!

      Just another reason to say NO to an ops session in January.   Not only THAT, but I don't think Bob even owns a plow... (I'm sure the shame of that will keep him from posting more...)

       

      Well Bruce we all know you have the skill to make a nice winged plow for Bob.

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    • August 18, 2017 8:56 PM EDT
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      Actually winter operations can be lots of fun.  I vote for January

       

       

      We try to operate most of the year but will admit that sometimes it is rather hard

       

       

      Stan

      This post was edited by Stanley Ames at August 18, 2017 9:25 PM EDT
    • August 18, 2017 9:14 PM EDT
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      I agree!

      If Shawn and Sean are in I'm in .....Ken's driving !

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      This post was edited by " Rooster " at August 18, 2017 9:17 PM EDT
    • August 19, 2017 3:49 PM EDT
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      Battery powered right?

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    • January 1, 2018 10:49 AM EST
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      Ken Brunt said:

      I'm flexible..................

      But I do plan on going up to Fred's in July.

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      I also plan to go to Fred's and then there is the Finger Lakes on the following Monday, but other than that I'd like to put it on the schedule.  Bluestone Southern Ops are suspended, because of the heat in the middle of the Summer, so that's not in conflict. 

      If your looking for open dates, how about the last weekend of July?  That would be the 28th and 29th.

    • January 2, 2018 9:13 AM EST
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      Jon Radder said:

      <Snip>  July 27,28,29 probably OK.

      IF I can swing Finger Lakes I'd like to do that at least once.  So if July, then the last weekend would be my vote.  January is out, can't camp, but I have no problem with August or September either

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    • January 2, 2018 2:50 PM EST
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      Jon Radder said:
      Jon Radder said:

        July 27,28,29 probably OK.

      IF I can swing Finger Lakes I'd like to do that at least once.  So if July, then the last weekend would be my vote.  January is out, can't camp, but I have no problem with August or September either

       

      I'll pencil in that weekend for now, and make it more concrete in the next month or so.

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    • April 21, 2018 10:12 AM EDT
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      So Bob what is the outcome for dates and with your new job are you still going to have a Friday get together? 

      Richard

    • April 21, 2018 10:19 AM EDT
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      Richard said:

      So Bob what is the outcome for dates and with your new job are you still going to have a Friday get together? 

      Richard

       

      Yep, weekend of July 27/28/29.  Still doing the Friday, anytime-after-noon run-what-you-brung.

       

      -=Bob

      This post was edited by Bob McCown at April 23, 2018 11:05 AM EDT
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