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    Sometimes it pays to stand back more than normal...

    Hey Ken! Yeah, I don't get by nearly as often as I'd like. Let's just say work training has kept me very busy since last Summer... As for the video going viral, I had no idea. It was posted about three days ago. I couldn't help but think of the awesome still photos that could have come out of...
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    Sometimes it pays to stand back more than normal... :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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    B&O coaling tower still standing in Akron Ohio

    That is a cool structure from days gone by! Cooling towers hold a special appeal because there are so few left and because they remind us of the steam operations they directly supported. Thanks for the pic. There are a few local coaling towers I have intended to photograph for some time. Need...
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    Finally got a Hobby Lobby in town.

    Yep, I love Hobby Lobby for a number of reasons. Good place to shop for fun stuff.
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    Are there going to be more Contests?

    Having run the contest for a couple of years, I finally ran out of ideas. It is a fair amout of work, as someone mentioned. Still, it would be nice if the contests were back.
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    Comment by 'grande man' in media 'CB&Q 45 tonner #9123'

    Nice work CJ. Love the Q!
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    D&RGW Platte Canyon Subdivision

    Thanks for the comments. Haven't worked with the Platte Canyon Sub in ages, need to get the new Canon EOS-M into some of the tighter areas and get a few new shots.
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    Comment by 'grande man' in media 'Watching the shovel at work'

    I'M DIGGING IT! Nice work Bob.
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    Home page photo needed

    Good choice Bob. The site looks great.
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    Home page photo needed

    Thanks CJ. Are you attending the NMRA get together (Vestavia) on the 20th?
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    Beautiful engines!!! Make me want to throw our little layout into the time machine and back up a couple of decades. :)
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    Home page photo needed

    Thanks for the vote. We'll see what Bob has in mind. If "Sedalia Sunrise" trips his trigger, I'll certainly set him up. :) If not, there is certainly no shortage of great photos from the members here. Bob really can't go wrong.
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    Home page photo needed

    Bob, look thru my stuff any see if anything is suitable. If so, I'll be glad to help out.!i=733433862&k=WpLQWDR
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    Tehachapi Loop By (Model) Airplane

    Interesting video. Didn't take long to turn the audio down. :D Can't help but wonder when such activities will be declared "potential terrorist drone actions" and banned in today's wacky world. Until then, maybe more cool vids will be forthcoming.
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    After walking the grade last January, I can vouch that it is an impressive piece of railroad engineering. It is a very cool place. Here's hoping the NS decides to polish the rails of Saluda grade again some day soon. :)

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