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   Ole buzzard posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  I know this to be true.
   22 hours ago .

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   Ole buzzard posted on Photography  This beauty returns to service with a send off celebration May 23 and 24 at the North Carolina Transportation Museum at Spencer NC. It will return to the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke VA on May 30 to begin its new excursion career. It is VMT's intention to keep 611 in service from now on. To learn more about this locomotive and the June and July excursion schedule, visit (All the scheduled trips thus far are all originating from Roanoke VA, probably owing to caution to make sure that all is well with the recent restoration. )

This photo was taken at Nottaway VA in 1982.

   Saturday at 14:18 EST .

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   Bettijo  Buzz, I suspect that may be the very train hubby and I got arrested for chasing at a high rate of speed to film. The timing is right. Is that the last run of the N&W J other than excursions? Wish I still had these steam engine films I took, but when DH died in 2000, wife #2 would not give me any of the pictures, even family pictures.
Yesterday at 12:54 EST .

   Ole buzzard  No, 611 made its last revenue run in 1957 when N&W dieselized. It was restored for excursions in 1982 and was retired again in 1994. VMT plans to keep her running for good now. They're building a state of the art maintenance facility in Roanoke, and there are also rumors floating (may be more likely wishful thinking ) that they're also going to restore Class A 1218 and possibly a Class Y6A that belongs to the National Museum of Transport in St. Louis. That trio of locomotives was N&W's mainstay in the 1950s.
Yesterday at 19:03 EST .

   Ole buzzard posted on Coffee Klatch  Balogreene, you asked for some train related information. This is from the Trains magazine tourist guide.
   April 24 at 20:21 EST .

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   Balogreene  Thanks Buzz, I leave tomorrow, and hope to meet Surfie.
April 24 at 21:02 EST .

   Balogreene  Thanks Buzz, I leave tomorrow, and hope to meet Surfie.
April 24 at 21:02 EST .

   BirdsNest  Have great fun, lots of pictures,please.
Saturday at 16:47 EST .

   Ole buzzard posted on Pet Peeves  Having my knees sound off like a bowl of Rice Krispies every time I stand up!
April 20 at 18:32 EST .

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   Gerty  Mr. Buzz--welcome to the club!!
Yesterday at 04:46 EST .

   Ole buzzard posted on Main Page The Lobby  This is a MUST-HAVE!
April 20 at 17:25 EST .

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   Ole buzzard posted on Photography  There are those events to which we can look back and say "I'm glad I was there". This was such an event. "We don't need no stinking diesels!" Up the steepest mainline grade in America comes this excursion with just one steamer. Saluda was a point of honor with Southern railroaders. Where there's still track and right of way there's still hope we may see it again. Here we have Southern Railway locomotive 4501 on Saluda Hill in Saluda, North Carolina.
   April 17 at 20:18 EST .

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   Gram77  The country is beautiful and takes me back to what life once was.
April 19 at 13:52 EST .

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   Ole buzzard posted on Jokes  Estate Planning

A man was telling his buddy, "You won't believe what happened last night. My daughter walked into the living room and said, "Dad, do not pay off my college tuition loan, cancel my allowance, throw away all my clothes and take my iPhone and laptop. In addition, please take all of my jewelry to the Salvation Army. Then, sell my car, take my front door key away from me and lock me out of your house. Then, disown me and never talk to me again. And, don’t forget to write me out of your will and leave my share to anyone you choose.”

”Holy Smokes,” replied the friend, “She actually said that?”

The father replied: “Well, she didn’t actually put it quite like that. What she said was, “Dad, meet my new boyfriend, Mohammed. We’re going to work together on Hillary’s 2016 election campaign.””
April 17 at 20:09 EST .

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   Ole buzzard posted on Photography  In the Feather River Canyon, the river is running fast following heavy rains in the week prior to March 25, 2006.
   April 12 at 14:43 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Buzz, please don't ever run out of train pictures to share, they are great.
April 17 at 06:47 EST .

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   Gram77  A new train!! Love these pictures!
April 17 at 13:12 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  You don't have to wait on me. Go to
April 17 at 20:10 EST .

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   Ole buzzard posted on Photography  A loaded coal train using covered hopper cars passes a unit grain train (on the left ) near Hickman, Nebraska.
   March 22 at 11:39 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh boy.....2 trains! Love it!
March 23 at 15:15 EST .

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   Surfhut  There is a train track that I have to drive over going to and from work every day. One day this week, I had to sit in traffic for about 10 minutes because one train was going East and on the next track one train was going West. It irritated me until I resigned myself to just watching the trains. Interesting what you can see, stuck in traffic and watching trains going by SLOWLY!
March 27 at 20:59 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  We have a power plant that gets its coal from mines on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe in Montana. Each coal train is 130 cars long, and powered by three locomotives (two on the front, one on the rear ). The railroad that serves the power plant, Norfolk Southern, sometimes finds itself short of power in our area. What they will do then is to take two sets of hopper cars and make them into one 260 car train, and send them back to BNSF with only one set of locomotives. The resulting train is almost three miles long.
April 12 at 19:24 EST .

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   Ole buzzard posted on Photography  An eastbound coal train drifts down Crawford Hill near Alliance, Nebraska, after a heavy snowfall.
   March 19 at 09:50 EST .

   13 people like this.

   Gram77  Beautiful but looks pretty cold.
March 19 at 19:43 EST .

  10 people like this.

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