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    • June 7, 2018 10:08 PM EDT
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      Andy Clarke said:

      OK, Fridays temps show 92 for a high, 95 on Saturday, and one might need a jacket for Sunday, as they say 85 for a high...   Oh, and probably a bunch of Humididididity....

       

      Would be nice if we could just have a bit of spring between winter and summer...    

       

       

       

      Spring was up here last weekend, Friday through Monday it was in the 60's. You guys just live closer to the equator

    • June 8, 2018 8:32 AM EDT
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      Mike,

      Our weather is still nice in October, you should try to make it down for the October OPs.  Lots of LSC members show up for that Ops Session.  It would be about a 5 hour drive for you down I-57.

    • June 8, 2018 1:29 PM EDT
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      Mike Wlez said:
      Andy Clarke said:

      OK, Fridays temps show 92 for a high, 95 on Saturday, and one might need a jacket for Sunday, as they say 85 for a high...   Oh, and probably a bunch of Humididididity....

       

      Would be nice if we could just have a bit of spring between winter and summer...    

       

       

       

      Spring was up here last weekend, Friday through Monday it was in the 60's. You guys just live closer to the equator

       

      And yet you didn't send it south, either....   hehehe             

    • June 8, 2018 1:35 PM EDT
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      Unfortunately I'm in the middle of a huge upgrade at work and I won't be available this weekend.  October it is :)

    • June 8, 2018 9:39 PM EDT
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      Would you mind putting out the welcome mat for Boomer and I on Sunday morning.

    • June 8, 2018 11:17 PM EDT
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      David Marconi,FOGCH said:

      Would you mind putting out the welcome mat for Boomer and I on Sunday morning.

      Maybe...    Call when yall get in....

    • June 9, 2018 8:28 AM EDT
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      Do they have your correct address?

      875 S Mill St, Nashville, IL 62263

    • June 9, 2018 9:04 AM EDT
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      " Rooster " said:

      Do they have your correct address?

      875 S Mill St, Nashville, IL 62263

      whose address is that??  Sure ain't mine....

    • June 9, 2018 2:09 PM EDT
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      Andy Clarke said:
      " Rooster " said:

      Do they have your correct address?

      875 S Mill St, Nashville, IL 62263

      whose address is that??  Sure ain't mine....

      Don't tell'em that. If that's where he thinks you live, so much the better...........

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    • June 9, 2018 7:48 PM EDT
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      Andy Clarke said:
      " Rooster " said:

      Do they have your correct address?

      875 S Mill St, Nashville, IL 62263

      whose address is that??  Sure ain't mine....

      I was just preparing you Dad. You might need that address when Boomer and Hollywood arrive so I figured I would send them that way first.

    • June 9, 2018 8:56 PM EDT
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      Ric Golding said:

      Mike,

      Our weather is still nice in October, you should try to make it down for the October OPs.  Lots of LSC members show up for that Ops Session.  It would be about a 5 hour drive for you down I-57.

       

       

      Thanks for the invite Ric, I'll have to see how things work out up here.

    • June 9, 2018 9:33 PM EDT
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      At would be the Police Department.

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    • June 10, 2018 8:14 AM EDT
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      Ben Hancock, Boomer and Hollywood showed up yesterday.  Along with a limited cast of the regulars, we prepared to tolerate some extreme temps.  However, as we got back from breakfast we were commenting about a high cloud cover.  As we progressed towards Noon, the cloud cover got threatening and we delayed putting equipment out.  It started raining and continued most of the afternoon.  We really didn't get started until about 1530 and started running setup trains.  Our threat of unbearable heat was overblown and though it got a little humid, the rain really kept it from getting so warm.  As always, a lot of fun.  Today, has a slight threat of rain, but should be a great run.  Breakfast is scheduled for 0815 and we go from there.  All is well, let the fun continue.  Rumor is there may be snacks.

    • June 10, 2018 9:08 AM EDT
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      This is still on my someday list. Maybe come October when I start drawing SS as extra income I can afford to travel again, but not this year. I'm plumb out of vacation days; to many train related events!

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    • June 10, 2018 10:48 AM EDT
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      Jon Radder said:

      This is still on my someday list. Maybe come October when I start drawing SS as extra income I can afford to travel again, but not this year. I'm plumb out of vacation days; to many train related events!

       

      Jon, this is basically an ""eat food"" event...   We just run trains to work up an appetite...    

    • June 10, 2018 7:53 PM EDT
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      Dad, we need pics or it never happened !

    • June 10, 2018 9:59 PM EDT
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      Hotter than a pepper sprout at the Bluestone Southern today, but we did run trains. Andy and Jane, Thank you again for having us over. It was a true experience being there and running trains.

    • June 10, 2018 10:29 PM EDT
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      David Marconi,FOGCH said:

      Hotter than a pepper sprout at the Bluestone Southern today, but we did run trains. Andy and Jane, Thank you again for having us over. It was a true experience being there and running trains.

      Yeah, it was hot and Humid...   However, we enjoyed your company...

       

      PS:  Don't show Rooster any of the pictures....    

    • June 11, 2018 8:14 AM EDT
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      " Rooster " said:

      Dad, we need pics or it never happened !

      Winner, Winner, Winner!  Guess who gets the chicken dinner?

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      We wondered and had a bet going as to who would be the first to ask the question.  Yes, there were many suspects, but he was one of the favorites.  Pics will follow, but it does take time to get brain cells gathered and set priorities.  I imagine pics will be published as there were a lot taken.

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      Hot! Is certainly the way to describe this event.  It was a great time, but the rails were smoken.  Makes you want to be there for the next one coming up in September.

       

       

    • June 13, 2018 5:58 PM EDT
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      OK, some pictures:

      Below are Ben and Boomer out at Evansville

       

      Ben's train departing Sparta, running to Bluefield over the Y bridge..

       

      Ben's traindeparting the double track mainline heading to Bluefield..

       

      Boomer at the bridge checking loco clearances of his train.

       

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