Monday, November 03, 2008
"Poor lighting (Cloudy): Common angle cloudy day shots of common/standard power are generally not accepted." Alrighty then. I give up trying to get my pictures posted on their site. Why do I need to post them on their site anyway? I have my own site and I am the editor. If someone is looking for a locomotive, they usually use Google to find pictures or location information.
Here is there rejected picture
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Yesterday was a very interesting day on the railroad. Several things happened. First the
To be continued…..
Friday, September 05, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
It has been awhile since my real last update. My last update was from my new Blackberry device. I must say that I was impressed with its ability to take a decent picture and post it to Blogger.
My railroading 101 intro Brakeman class is over with. I’m now a certified brakeman thanks to
Days before the test, I decided to purchase a pair of overalls. I figured if I was going to work as a brakeman, I should look like one. To my surprise,
Thursday, April 03, 2008
I promise, I will update ny blog again within the next few days.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I’ve been away from updating my blog for sometime now. There are no real excuses expect pure laziness on my part. My very brief statement sums my new found thoughts and feelings about railroading.
For the last 5 weeks, I’ve been learning the trade of a railroad brakeman. My class is taught and held at
The roundhouse was built in 1906 and I will assume that the table was installed at the same time (that makes it 102 years old!). A few years back, someone was working on something and had the Pettiebone crane on part of the table. Somehow, some of the wood ties became cracked. This issue soon opened the door for other issues. When our RS3 locomotive was placed one the table to move cars around, the one end would dip down about 7-8 inches. This would cause the engine to have to climb to the track near the roundhouse. We started the project with hopes to replace the bad ties. Now the project has taken on bigger issues. For the first time since the table was built, the wheels have been turned. They are all nice and round now. This will allow the table to rotate smoothly now. Also, the housing for these wheels will allow for regularly greasing. Next week, I’ll post pictures of our turn table.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Over at Railroadforums.com, there is a monthly photo contest. For the month of January, it deals with the cold(http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21540. While driving home last Saturday from the roundhouse(Midwest), I passed the old Erie Railroad yard on East 55th. NS was there putting a train together to clear out the yard for the week. Some of the cars in the train contain scrap metal that was steaming. If I was smart that day, I would have pulled over to get some pictures of steam coming from the gondolas. I still have the rest of the month to come up with something interesting........