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Dutch Wheeler

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    Low-bridge disasters can be painful to watch, and this particular one that ended with more than $2 million worth of damage is not an exception.


    The accident took place in Memphis 9/13/2020. The train in the video, which has cars marked both Norfolk Southern and Canadian Pacific Railway, can be seen going under a low clearance bridge and scraping the entire roof off of several train cars before it manages to stop. Since trains take a lot of time to stop completely, the painful scraping off goes for a while, totaling the brand new automobiles the train was carrying on the inside.


    Normally, advanced train dispatching systems are used to make sure accidents such as this one don't happen. While the reason behind it hasn't been disclosed yet, the system in question could have had wrong data about the height of the train or the clearance of the bridge.


    The cars that were totaled can be seen at the end of the video. The brand new Ford Explorer and Lincoln nautiluses indicate that this was probably a Ford transport train.

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  2. Great map, but you are missing a few of your neighbors in southwestern Ohio...


    Wilmington Rough Riders

    Clinton County Farmers & Sportsmen's Association

    301 Batson Road

    Wilmington, Ohio 45177


    Third Saturday, January through November


    Stonelick Regulators

    Miami Rifle & Pistol Club
    5462 Stonelick-Williams Corner Road
    Batavia, Ohio 45103


    As scheduled, see web page

  3. 12 hours ago, Sedalia Dave said:

    You might be old if you know what this is....




    Back in the day, when I was in outside sales, I knew where every drive-up pay phone was in my sales territory. 

    Always had a roll of quarters in the car as well!

    Damn, I've gotten old!


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  4. 15 hours ago, Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 said:


    Dutch, that's a magnificent collection!


    May I ask how you have the "black iron pipe" rack secured to the wall?  There's some pretty serious avoirdupois hanging there....   :rolleyes:


    Thanks Hardpan!

    The black iron pipe is secured to the wall with the (2) flanges, that each have (4) 1/4" x 1.5" screws mounted into wall anchors drilled into the brick.



  5. 19 hours ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

    I have decided that cast iron and heavy bottomed stainless are the best for me. No more non stick stuff.


    I agree with Bob, I love my cast iron! 

    And contrary to popular belief, cast iron WILL work on a glass top range, you don't have to use it on only a gas range!



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  6. I have (1) Walther Lever Action / Winchester 1894 Replica CO2 / .177 pellet rifle, and (2) Umarex John Wayne Peacemaker Colt SAA Replica pistols, which are also CO2 / .177 pellet. 

    Lot of fun shooting in the backyard or basement range for either winter practice or pandemic lock-down mental health therapy!




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  7. On 7/29/2020 at 4:32 PM, Roscoe Regulator said:

    Miss Lilli seems to have no problem when I go to one of 4 matches that are within an hour of home. She is always excited to see me and may yell at me for being gone. Of course the cat is more self sufficient.



    Okay, I give.  What in the world is THAT thing? :wacko:







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