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    • July 26, 2019 3:41 PM EDT
      • Southwestern, NH
         
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      Just a couple early in the day from the RGSNH showing the new Ophier station.

      Rick, always first to arrive on time, is taking the second train of the day north bound past the new depot.

      and Rick again taking his train across 45a

      Everyone else showed up soon after, all told seven guests today, thanks for coming.

       

      Al P.

       

    • July 26, 2019 5:00 PM EDT
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      Sure hope that outhouse is down wind. Looks good.

      Richard

    • July 26, 2019 5:42 PM EDT
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      My best wishes, and those from the gang up here in Ottawa; that RAILOPS 2019, keeps going well for all you guys...have fun...

        Fred Mills, and the OVGRS crew...

    • July 26, 2019 8:20 PM EDT
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      Started today at Al Pomeroys':

      Thank you again Al for allowing me to enjoy your railroad. Well maintained and thought out.

      Then it was on to BDs'

    • July 26, 2019 8:37 PM EDT
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      At BDs' it was a run what ya brung day and once the heat went down a tad I got my run in.

      First up the railroad and some of the attendees. (Rooster you missed a chance to meet your Granny today)

      And my run

      And attendees: 

      Eric 

      BD our benevolent dictator and host  

      Bruce Ken and I have to apologize for not remembering the center gents name 

      Bruce and Ken 

      Sean 

      Ric and I believe BD's wife Martha 

      Jane and Andy 

      and Bruce's wife Jean 

      Maybe more tomorrow

    • July 26, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

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      And again Ken without his lid. He is slacking !

       

    • July 26, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

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      Bruce went to Hawaii first ?

       

    • July 26, 2019 8:58 PM EDT
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      Jean said she wanted to go the long way

    • July 26, 2019 9:19 PM EDT
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      First day of TrainOps went very well, despite the initial heat. Bruce brought my GAL passenger car kit that he put together for me.  Its a beauty.  The rest of the usual Friday crowd showed up as the day went on, as people left Al's and wandered down here.  Hollywood showed up with his BL2 and passenger cars and ran around the RR.  A few other trains made their way around as the afternoon cooled.  Ric's buggy seemed to be the track tester this year, the rest of the trains seemed to have no real issues, but the buggy managed to point out a couple issues that were addressed.

       

      Now on to tomorrow.

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      Bob, your Site Host and Benevolent Dictator.

    • July 26, 2019 9:54 PM EDT
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      Friday of TrainOps2019 -

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      Al's railroad is great and a true challenge to operate.  You've got to be on your toes to not miss an instruction on your train orders.  It'll cost you later.  Hollywood and I learned that a couple of times.  Track work, scenery, equipment, and couplers work great!  Its easy to understand exactly what and how he is modeling the Rio Grande Southern.

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      Bob's railroad Ops is tomorrow, but we did some running today.    Rolling stock has been placed for the gala event and everything seemed ready.  The gardens are in beautiful shape and there have been changes to the property, flower and vegetable beds and even the indoor plumbing, since last year.  Great railroad to operate on.  I think it will be put to another real test, tomorrow. Should be a great event.

    • July 27, 2019 2:29 PM EDT
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      Thanks for the pictures.  It's disappointing missing this - but the opportunity to spend the weekend with my Denver grand children won out.  Speaking of pictures, with a minor edit this Dave Marconi shot a contest winner:

       

       

      This post was edited by Jon Radder at July 29, 2019 7:30 AM EDT
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    • July 27, 2019 7:26 PM EDT
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      Day two of TrainOps is in the bag.  Many trains were run, a bunch of problems with the Bachmann box car trucks and bolsters failing, and a couplet failure on a combine.  But 17 trains were run and lots of fun was had.  Tomorrow on to Stan’s 

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    • July 27, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

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      Fred,Friar,Padre Mills is awaiting pictures along with the rest for those that could not ,couldn't , can't attend!

       

    • July 27, 2019 8:15 PM EDT
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      Saturday was a fun day with more guest in the mix:

      Jean below

      Bernie, say hello Fred

      Bruce and Ken

      Ken and Stan

      Bernie

      Above is Todd as is below

      Dennis and Andy

      BD's new industry

      Jane

      Part 1 of three. 

    • July 27, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

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      Ken should have gotten a tighter belt for ops  !

       

        blinded

    • July 27, 2019 8:27 PM EDT
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      Part 2:

      Bruce and the coach he built for Bob

      Dead Rooster Gulch statue

      Around the pike:

      Majestic

      end of part 2

    • July 27, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

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      The Martha Louise is awesome !    

       

       

      Good stuff !!

       

       

       

    • July 27, 2019 8:36 PM EDT
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      and the last of mine

      More coming from Stan's after tomorrow

    • July 27, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

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      Excellent and thank you for the posts!

       

    • July 27, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

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      BD....the RR looks  wonderful and a lot of work put into it !  Excellent stuff and thanks for the pics Hollywood !

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