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Train related. The Assoc. of American Railroads ( AAR ) has a Haz-Mat training center at Pueblo, CO.  They have got an 80 car derailment set up with cars plumbed with water and smoke to simulate spills. One guy has an explosives license and they will blow crap up on you if you don't correct the problems in the correct order. Been there a number of times.

They call it " Rattlesnake Junction ". They have a frozen rattlesnake in the freezer in the classroom. The first thing on the first day is show and tell of that frozen rattler saying " run away. run away".

 

Always stopped at the Coors brewery on the way out with my guys.  :greensupergrin:

 

start @ 2:40

 

 

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15 hours ago, G19Tony said:

I dig trains!

Interesting.....I dig planes

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33 minutes ago, Dric902 said:

Interesting.....I dig planes

How about automobiles?

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Aircraft, locomotives and automobiles are an engineer's way of saying, If you think that one was is neat, wait until you see what we make next!

We have slide rules.

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You can lead some guys to a good movie reference, but you can’t make them drink. Planes, Trains & Automobiles?:biggrin:

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Some guys got the reference, but chose to consider them on a more metaphysical aspect, thus, without comment, for that would be weird.

 

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59 minutes ago, Eric said:

How about automobiles?

I got the reference, but wasn’t here to contribute......damn nap

trains, bikes, and automobiles would have to do it for me, got the licenses for all....but I can only like planes.

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2 hours ago, Eric said:

You can lead some guys to a good movie reference, but you can’t make them drink. Planes, Trains & Automobiles?:biggrin:

I was just going to post that. tom. :fred:

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You'll notice I liked all of the Pennsylvania posts. I like all RR photo/posts but my family on Mom's side  and my older brother worked out of Rook Station where the round house used to be. I wanted to get into that line of work but they were closing shop when I entered the work force. tom.:dunno:

 

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3 hours ago, tous said:

Aircraft, locomotives and automobiles are an engineer's way of saying, If you think that one was is neat, wait until you see what we make next!

We have slide rules.

I also dig, superluminal spaceships!

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4 hours ago, Eric said:

How about automobiles?

I used to. But cars are just a way to get to the trains and planes. :jester:

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Who doesn't?

We're thinking of using Higg's bosons as a way to start the matter/anti-matter containment field for the black hole.

Now, all we have to do is find some.

That last longer than a picosecond.

Preferably, in Kelly green.

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3 hours ago, Eric said:

You can lead some guys to a good movie reference, but you can’t make them drink. Planes, Trains & Automobiles?:biggrin:

If you haven't figured this out by now, engineers never co-operate

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23 hours ago, willie-pete said:

SAC also had their own railroad for a short while.  I've seen the control center car and the launch cars ( from afar - they would not let me nose around them:cry:)  in Pueblo, CO at the Railroad TTC. when I went out there for rail Haz-Mat training.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peacekeeper_Rail_Garrison

The Air Force Museum has one.  You can only nose around it so much, but maybe better:

 

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/197554/peacekeeper-rail-garrison-car/

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I’ve run on some nasty rail, but not like these. There is some narrow gage rail in here that are terrible.

no, the cover is not included. 

 

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Who thought that piling dirt on a railroad track was good idea?

Not to mention the 30 degree grade.

Must have been a government project.

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6 hours ago, jilverthor said:

If you haven't figured this out by now, engineers never co-operate

We do if we get ice cream on Fridays.

Sometimes.

Depends on the ice cream.

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