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1. Re: [BRHSlist] Re: What's a "gyra-light"? (score: 1)
Author: "Mike Decker" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 10:35:04 -0700
Hi Folks: To expand on Marshall's explanation....the first Mars lights were built by the owner of the Mars Candy Company in Chicago for the "E" (4-6-2) engines used on the C & N-W Ry's "400" service
/archives/BRHSLIST/2003-11/msg00189.html (11,189 bytes)

2. Re: [BRHSlist] Fw: [n_scale] Dispatcher Phone recordings (score: 1)
Author: "Mike Decker" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 09:58:43 -0600
Hi Folks: In Gillette and Edgemont, it was always "Copy a bunch", usually #19 slow orders. The OP would roll as many into the typewriter as it would hold, and when they were done, he (or she) would p
/archives/BRHSLIST/2003-10/msg00017.html (13,858 bytes)

3. Re: [BRHSlist] Digest Number 1842 (score: 1)
Author: "Mike Decker" <>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2003 07:46:59 -0600
Hi Russell: The key box on the crossing bungalow is to shut the gates off if you end up stopped right in the "wrong" place. If you get stopped with an axle right over the "shunt", sometimes the gates
/archives/BRHSLIST/2003-10/msg00163.html (10,476 bytes)

4. Re: [BRHSlist] Re: waycar internal life (score: 1)
Author: "Mike Decker" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 11:05:04 -0600
Hi Bob and Russ: The Gillette Road Switcher turns their whole train someplace....usually at Coal Creek mine wye....every night, to avoid shoving a string of tank cars all the way from the Hilight Gas
/archives/BRHSLIST/2003-09/msg00259.html (11,460 bytes)

5. [BRHSlist] Re: New Loco (score: 1)
Author: "Mike Decker" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 09:17:04 -0600
Hi Folks: Bob and Leo, at least, know my views on the "drivability" of any of the wide cab personal preference would be an SD-40-2 cab/nose with a C-30-7 interior layout. The other day w
/archives/BRHSLIST/2003-07/msg00220.html (10,389 bytes)

6. Re: [BRHSlist] crossing between diesels (score: 1)
Author: "Mike Decker" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 03:08:26 -0600
Hi Folks: Gerald is correct. We used to make "running" crew changes of both ends of mty's at Edgemont, usually the head ends of loads stopped. The rules changed to prohibit getting on and off moving
/archives/BRHSLIST/2003-06/msg00058.html (9,744 bytes)

7. [CBQ] Re: Last Q Steam To Operate (score: 1)
Author: "Mike Decker" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 20:33:02 -0700
I took movies of the 4963 running on the Bevier & Southern in Sept. 1962. Mike Decker -- Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --~--> $4.98 domain names from Yahoo!. Register anything.
/archives/BRHSLIST/2004-12/msg00247.html (8,357 bytes)

8. Re: [CBQ] Digest Number 2191 (score: 1)
Author: "Mike Decker" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 21:28:46 -0600
Hi Bill & Paul: I rode the second Illini trip, in June 1960. We had 5632 out to Lincoln, diesels to Alamosa and back to Lincoln & 5632, Lincoln back to Chicago. As I recall, my fare was about $300, f
/archives/BRHSLIST/2004-10/msg00063.html (9,403 bytes)

9. Re: [CBQ] CB&Q Signals Page (score: 1)
Author: "Mike Decker" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 03:43:48 -0700
Hi Manfred: The main reason that the signals display so many different aspecst is that it can take a long time to change the speed of a train (unless you use Emergency) and the Engineer needs to know
/archives/BRHSLIST/2004-04/msg00012.html (11,882 bytes)

10. [CBQ] Re: Burlington passenger cars (score: 1)
Author: "Mike Decker" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 13:56:08 -0600
Hi Folks: Right now, Mississippi River, Rollins Pass and Santa Fe are occupying space on the Gillette TOFC track. The Santa Fe is finally doing some track maintenance to the Orin line, and there are
/archives/BRHSLIST/2005-07/msg00172.html (10,628 bytes)

11. [CBQ] Re: Bathroom tunes (score: 1)
Author: "Mike Decker" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 08:37:31 -0600
The version I know (from a retired North-Western Engineer)went: "Passengers will please refrain, from flushing toilet while the train, is standing in the station, I love you. If you have to pass some
/archives/BRHSLIST/2007-08/msg00103.html (9,304 bytes)

12. Re: [SPAM][CBQ] Human Side-Forced (score: 1)
Author: "Mike Decker" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 12:18:15 -0600
Folks: A Conductor friend of mine just "took his pension"...he had more than 30 in, but he had to wait 'till he was 60. His Dad was the Agent at Edgemont, and Tom hired out on the Q, then went into t
/archives/BRHSLIST/2008-02/msg00136.html (10,789 bytes)

13. [CBQ] Re: Official CB&Q 'hotels' (score: 1)
Author: "mdeckergwtcnet" <>
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 08:19:23 -0600
When I hired out in '77, I stayed at the Drake in Alliance for Brakeman class, and the two times I was forced down there as an Engineer. The building was gone last summer when we went through there.
/archives/BRHSLIST/2010-08/msg00057.html (12,102 bytes)

14. [CBQ] Omaha Club (score: 1)
Author: "mdeckergwtcnet" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 10:49:26 -0600
I spent a fair amount of time riding in Omaha Club on the 1960 Illini Railroad Club's Colorado trip. It was also the only time I had space in a section Pullman, Upper #10 in Car #50, the Chief Illini
/archives/BRHSLIST/2010-07/msg00078.html (9,433 bytes)

15. [CBQ] Re: CB&Q stations eliminated pre-1909 (score: 1)
Author: "mdeckergwtcnet" <>
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 11:00:21 -0600
Hi Folks..... I might be able to shed light on a couple of those stations. Como, Wyo. got changed to Kara...possibly to avoid confusion with Como, Colo. on the C&S? It might also have been when they
/archives/BRHSLIST/2010-07/msg00161.html (13,388 bytes)

16. [CBQ] Re: Stations eliminated between 1909-1919 (score: 1)
Author: "mdeckergwtcnet" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 04:24:43 -0600
Hi Gerald: On your first list, Marietta, S.D. was a siding in 1977, now it's the West end of double track, but still called Marietta. On your second list, there is no sign of Dakoming, Wyo., even whe
/archives/BRHSLIST/2010-07/msg00196.html (11,619 bytes)

17. [CBQ] Re: Watches (score: 1)
Author: "mdeckergwtcnet" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 20:08:29 -0600
I bought my B.W. Raymond from the "watch salesman" in the Edgemont Depot in 1977. I'm first owner, and I still use it. The other day I was winding it...which I do at 10:00P, give or take, every day.
/archives/BRHSLIST/2010-07/msg00222.html (10,690 bytes)

18. [CBQ] Re: The naming of sidings (score: 1)
Author: "mdeckergwtcnet" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 09:55:02 -0600
Before the Company changed everything to milepost addresses, we had a siding between MP-507.1 and MP-510 called Owens. It was named after Sheriff Johnny Owens of Newcastle, who presided over the hang
/archives/BRHSLIST/2011-12/msg00261.html (10,940 bytes)

19. [CBQ] Re: New Images - Your help please (score: 1)
Author: "mdeckergwtcnet" <>
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 11:55:01 -0600
Hi Dave...... The medal looks like the Civil War equivilent of my BN "Ace Hoghead" T-shirt that I got in KC at re-cert class for being best in my class at running their giant Atari game :>) It would
/archives/BRHSLIST/2011-10/msg00165.html (11,838 bytes)

20. [CBQ] Re: Rochelle,IL (score: 1)
Author: "mdeckergwtcnet" <>
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 03:55:01 -0600
Hi Leo....... I'm always interested in hearing about Rochelle. My Mother's family was from there. My Grandfather and one of my uncles worked at "the Whitcomb", and the girls in the family worked at "
/archives/BRHSLIST/2011-09/msg00063.html (11,480 bytes)

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