Ole buzzard posted on Photography This is the cover photo from the BNSF 2015 calendar. It was taken near Lyle, Washington, which is along the Columbia River between Wishram, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.
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Ole buzzard posted on Jokes Daughter Accidentally Finds Her Mother Having An Affair. This Is Priceless.
Ole buzzard There is nothing better than a B-Model Mack and the Bulldog on the hood!
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Ole buzzard posted on Weird But True On 1/10/2010, the Union Pacific ran a three mile long test train comprised entirely of container cars originating from the port of Los Angeles. The train utilized a total of nine locomotives: three at the head of the train, and three additional sets of two cut in at one mile intervals in the train. Those cut in are what are called Distributed Power Units (DPU ). They are controlled by a single engineer from the cab of the lead unit, and they can be controlled independently. If the train was cresting a hill, those locomotives on the downhill side could be in braking mode, while those still on the uphill side could still be pushing and pulling. (The video is nine minutes long, and you'll see the DPUs at approximately 3:00, 6:00 and 8:50. )
October 17 at 00:14 EST .
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Ole buzzard posted on Photography Sailing across the causeway with a westbound salad shooter (lettuce special ). The modern causeway was completed in 1959 by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The route now carries Union Pacific trains across the Great Salt Lake.
October 16 at 23:55 EST .
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Gram77 Fantastic!! And to think I have never been on a train.
Ole buzzard Gram, you have never lived until you go through a tunnel sitting in a dome car!
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Ole buzzard posted on Photography Here is another picture of Cass Scenic Railroad Shay #4 making its way through the fall foliage near Cass, West Virginia, during last weekend's photography workshop.
October 14 at 17:25 EST .
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Gerty You're not foolin' anyone, Mr.Buzz! That there picture is really a painting. Nothing in real life is that perfect! : )
October 14 at 21:50 EST .
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Gram77 Oh boy, here's Gram swooning over another train.
October 16 at 15:53 EST .
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Ole buzzard Well, Gerty, you can confirm the West Virginia fall colors with WW. And the train is for real.
October 16 at 16:41 EST .
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Ole buzzard posted on Photography Along the north bank of the Columbia River the Portland section of the Empire Builder approaches their next quick stop at the Wishram, Washington, depot just beyond the other side of Tunnel 12 at 9:00am. Perspective is from an 18 foot motorboat a few yards off shore.
Ole buzzard posted on The Range 2nd Amendment I had occasion to talk to one of our county deputies one day last week. During the course of the conversation, I asked him if it would be permissible to set up a firing range on our property. He said that it is, as long as there was an adequate backstop behind my target. I had him come to the house and showed him where I want to place it, and he said it was acceptable. Now I can go shoot any time the spirit moves me!
October 8 at 20:18 EST .
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Safetydude Are you required to have overhead baffles to handle ricochet's?