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    • March 30, 2019 2:17 PM EDT
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      Bluestone Southern's May 2019 OPS session

      Just a reminder that Bluestone Southern Operations weekends start in May 2019..  Times and dates are in the events forum..

       

      Last year, we had some ""Sand Pipers"" build a nest that contained 4 eggs next to a switch throw on the east end of Freeman Spur..

       

      As of last week, we now have a nest along side the siding to the warehouse at Freeman Spur as seen in the picture below:

       

       

      You can see the 2 eggs in the nest just right of the curve, above the leaf pieces in the curve..

      Hope they hatch before the May OPS..

       

      Folks are more than welcome to attend..  A heads up as to participation would be helpful, but not required..

      The whole format is to play with operations of trains and have fun..

       

       

       

    • March 30, 2019 8:14 PM EDT
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      The sand pipers ain't mine as I was working that weekend

    • March 30, 2019 8:22 PM EDT
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      " Rooster " said:

      The sand pipers ain't mine as I was working that weekend

      I think there would need to be some DNA testing, as they have long, spindly legs....    

    • April 17, 2019 7:59 AM EDT
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      Becoming a sign of Spring, if the Sandpipers have placed eggs near the track, it must be getting close to the "Bluestone Southern" Ops Session of the year.  Can't wait!

    • April 17, 2019 1:03 PM EDT
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      Ric Golding said:

      Becoming a sign of Spring, if the Sandpipers have placed eggs near the track, it must be getting close to the "Bluestone Southern" Ops Session of the year.  Can't wait!

      Sure hope we can make it to the Fall session.   Maybe by then there will be some bacon or sausage so the eggs aren't that lonely...

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    • April 17, 2019 1:50 PM EDT
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      Bruce D. Chandler said:
      Ric Golding said:

      Becoming a sign of Spring, if the Sandpipers have placed eggs near the track, it must be getting close to the "Bluestone Southern" Ops Session of the year.  Can't wait!

      Sure hope we can make it to the Fall session.   Maybe by then there will be some bacon or sausage so the eggs aren't that lonely...

      Bacon or sausage is kinda out...  neighbor hasn't grown hogs in a few years....     

    • April 18, 2019 8:23 PM EDT
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    • April 18, 2019 9:40 PM EDT
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      Andy Clarke said:
      Bruce D. Chandler said:
      Ric Golding said:

      Becoming a sign of Spring, if the Sandpipers have placed eggs near the track, it must be getting close to the "Bluestone Southern" Ops Session of the year.  Can't wait!

      Sure hope we can make it to the Fall session.   Maybe by then there will be some bacon or sausage so the eggs aren't that lonely...

      Bacon or sausage is kinda out...  neighbor hasn't grown hogs in a few years....     

      Dang!   I didn't know that having sausage or bacon was tied to a neighbor!    Apparently I am DOOMED!

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    • April 19, 2019 3:57 AM EDT
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      I hope it dries out enough. We went through there heading out to Branson and it seemed like most of the state was under water. 

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    • April 19, 2019 11:58 AM EDT
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      Ken Brunt said:

      I hope it dries out enough. We went through there heading out to Branson and it seemed like most of the state was under water. 

      Most of the state is, at the moment..  Only good part is, there is not standing water in the yard..  It all drains nicely...

      Give it a day with sun and a breeze and it dries out quickly...       

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      Good Friday was gloomy and rainy in the area.  Yesterday, Saturday, was bright sunshine and this Easter Morning is turning out to be picture perfect.

    • April 22, 2019 4:57 PM EDT
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      For those curious about the bird eggs...    Just saw 3 babies running from my tractor under the double bridge from Woodlawn..

    • April 22, 2019 5:37 PM EDT
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      You sick person. Chasing baby birds with a lawn tractor.

       

      Edit to say, that was probably one of those rare times when Andy smiled. 

      This post was edited by David Maynard at April 22, 2019 5:44 PM EDT
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    • April 22, 2019 7:32 PM EDT
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      probably encouraging the birds with a bird of his own !!!!

       

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    • April 23, 2019 10:11 AM EDT
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      Naw, Pete...   The neighbor has all the chickens..

       

      Actually, discovered another nest yesterday..  And, the original nest hasn't hatched yet..

      The 4 young ones running around had to have been a 3rd nest..

      Going to have to change the name to ""Bluestone Southern RR Hatchery"", I guess....      

    • April 23, 2019 9:08 PM EDT
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      Ric Golding said:

      Becoming a sign of Spring, if the Sandpipers have placed eggs near the track, it must be getting close to the "Bluestone Southern" Ops Session of the year.  Can't wait!

       

      Sandpipers?  I thought these were Killdeer?

       

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    • April 23, 2019 9:15 PM EDT
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      Bruce D. Chandler said:

       

      Sandpipers?  I thought these were Killdeer?

       

      He probably does that too if they walk on his railroad

    • April 23, 2019 11:25 PM EDT
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      Bruce D. Chandler said:
      Ric Golding said:

      Becoming a sign of Spring, if the Sandpipers have placed eggs near the track, it must be getting close to the "Bluestone Southern" Ops Session of the year.  Can't wait!

       

      Sandpipers?  I thought these were Killdeer?

       

      Sandpipers is easier to think of...  besides, I think they are a little too small to kill deer...     

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          My bride and I will be there on Saturday. Sunday we we will be at our granddaughter"s graduation party .  Dale

    • May 14, 2019 12:03 AM EDT
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      Weather looks to be in the mid-80's Fri-Sat and Sun...  Chance of rain Sat night and Sunday morning..

       

      Would appreciate an RSVP, but one is not required..   

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