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ROCKHILL TROLLEY MUSEUM
PENNSYLVANIA'S FIRST OPERATING TROLLEY MUSEUM
I plan to ride the East Broad Top railroad and vist the Trolly Museum this summer. One of East Broad Top's steam
locomotives is ready to pull trains
That’s the location of my photos!
A streetcar or trolley car that I photographed at a villiage in Sichuan Province. It looks remarkably like the ones that were in the city in Ontario, Canada, in which I was born and grew up, and I used them many times.
Off to a great start!
Please do me a favour and post the names of the song and the singer so I can search for them on the web sites I can open.
Tony Bennett - I Left My Heart in San Francisco.
Then of course there's also this streetcar....
San Francisco also has another rolling trolley museum in addition to the cable cars. They're not as old as the cable cars but they're all different and come from all over the country. They're still used by the locals and I think the fare is about $2. Now days the cable cars are mostly for tourists. They cost $8 to ride so the natives don't really use them for transportation. (although they can still save you a long trudge up a steep hill)
Interesting post; I rode that trolley car when it was part of the Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC. now SEPTA), and AGAIN, many years later, when I was in San Francisco!
Mrs. Gee loves SF and we have several friends who live there so we go there a lot. We live in Sacramento, about 100 miles away.
That is what the Toronto street cars looked like when I left Canada more than 16 years ago, but I've never seen these new ones in Toronto. (internet image)
Here is what the LRV's (Light Rail Vehicle) looked like when I worked at the San Diego Trolley Inc. for more than 17 years.
This is the type of LRV's SDTI had when I started to work there,
And the LRV's added when I retired,
The system was only 3 years old when I joined them 1987 as Assistant to the Supervisor of the Maintenance of Way (MOW) and LRV Dept. Later the two departments were separated into their own departments, and I was assigned to the MOW. I was there for 4 new expansions, and created schematics to scale from construction drawings, which included switches, signals, gate crossings, stations, substations, and other MOW equipment and what kind of equipment they were. I later colorized the various switches and signals between manual and electric. The schematics were to help new MOW employees learn what and where the various equipment and structures were located in the system. They were then adopted by the Transportation Dept. to help new Operators learn what and where things were along the system. The drawings took 1 1/2 years to complete, and were then adopted by the Metropolitan Transit Development Board (MTDB) before it was incorporated into the San Diego Transit.
You must surely know more about streetcars than any of us.
In the beginning when I first got assigned to the LRV/MOW depts, much of what I had to do for both depts was logging the company, State and FRA Inspections, as well as regular maintenance records. So I had to learn a lot about both entities. They have add a few new lines since I retired.
I still keep in touch with some of my co-workers who keep me up to date on what is going on since I left. I also developed an Access data base for all the inspections and regular maintenance records. I found myself entering inspections in my sleep. HA HA!
I went to a craft beer tasting event last weekend at Dewey Beach in Delaware with some friends. Forty breweries from across the country were invited and there wasn’t a single beer that wasn’t amazing. It was the first year for this particular event and it went off without a hitch. The beach in Delaware in February is vacant, so hotel prices were exceptionally low. Our room was about $100, but goes for over $600 in prime season. We were pretty hammered by the end and it was way too cold to walk to a restaurant, so Uber was the obvious choice. When we went to our rooms to get ready for the restaurant, I opened the curtain and this was what was happening right outside my window. Cops were targeting our hotel because that’s where the event was, and I’m sure they were looking for ways to bring in more money during the off season. This poor sap thought it would be ok to drive away from the event. Things did not go his way.
Great image. Very nicely done.
Thanks. I did feel sorry for the guy, trying to walk a straight line while drunk in a tee shirt in 15 degree weather. Oh well, lesson learned (hopefully). Made for an interesting photo with the room behind me reflecting off the glass.
in denver we have the annual great american beer fest in the fall. you pay a fee for a little plastic cup and then you can sample beers from the major breweries, and at last count 366 craft breweries within the state, in a set time frame of about 2-3 hours. 6 years ago I was driving downtown and watched in amazement as they had just turned out the beer drinkers from the last sample group and it was mayhem watching hundreds of drunks being expelled from the convention center spilling out into the street and stopping traffic. I'm not much of a drinker, but I'm anxiously awaiting somebody to start a festival for what colorado is more famous for now. they could call it the great american weed fest.
I haven’t been to the Fall Fest but I enjoyed the Mile High Fest in the Spring. The Alpine Dog Brewery near Colfax and Ratio Beerworks in Rino had great beer and vibe.
Hah! Street Photography
Totally awesome, G.
Looks like the the small one is chasing the big one, or is it just following?
Morning.. it's one of two tugs that work to bring the ships in...
The other tug was on the other side...they do a brilliant job, never been an accident down the harbour or out at sea yet ..
Hi shona, the port of Los Angeles/Long Beach handles the largest container ships in the world and this is a photo of a tug berthing one of Hyundai Merchant Marine vessels.
Algeciras class is the largest container vessel in the world, and holds 24,000 TEUs (containers)
Depending on the wharf it is going to it could require 2 or more tugs and before the ship is allowed inside of the breakwater a pilot is taken out to the ship and he'll guide her in, the Captain does not do that. It is a dangerous job as the weather can cause rough seas and the Pilot has to climb up a ladder to the deck and then another walkway or elevator to the bridge which can be up to 20 stories about the water line.
Last weekend I worked on the 40g apisto tank. I did as I said I wanted to do - I pulled the figure forward, added a little height behind it and added more rocks.
It looked like this...
and now looks like this...
I had joined a local FB fish group and one of the guys had this 47g rimless tank for sale. It was never used so I bought it from him and will move all the stuff from the "forest" tank over here after we get mom's house sold. I may need to get a couple of new pieces of wood too. It's a very heavy glass box.
Looking good, EG.
Thanks. I'm thinking of doing a video of the complete setup from beginning to end of this new tank.
Everyone loves your fish tanks. You should have a YouTube channel. It would be interesting and think of the naming possibilities.
"Tanked with EvilG"
I bet you could come up with a few cool ideas.
Thanks G. I already have a personal YouTube channel with 6 subscribers! Hahahaha!
My last "short" video got 1.4K views...
I tried looking but couldn't find it.
I may have posted it here too? I can't remember.
My channel is here: @Evil_Genius_888
There isn't very much there. My first video is probably the best in content done years ago when I was learning how to use my camera and editing software. Editing takes sooo much time, but I kinda want to get back into it so maybe...
Those are great! Especially, Sid. He is definitely a YouTube star!!!
Sid passed away, but Nancy lives on in the tank I posted above. Nancy's tank mate was supposed to be another male, but that turned out to be false. So I'm still looking for a new male or two.
Speaking of Sid and Nancy, many years ago friends of mine were friends with Johnny Rotten's younger brother, Martin. I hung out with them a few times. He was a very nice guy. They called him Martin Rotten.
I have seen it before. I think I have an account with them, think it uses the same name here. Signed up through google or something.
I will check later. If I do I will subscribe. Haha
I just watched your you tube channel and it looks like Sid is camera hog and a budding star.
I kind of liked the head upright, but I guess it's a more authentic image to show it toppled.
It’s the Friday before Super Bowl Sunday in which the Philadelphia Eagles will play the Kansas City Chiefs. In true Philadelphia tradition on Sunday morning the city will grease the utility poles in anticipation of Eagles fans climbing them after a victory. Yep that’s how it is here. Sorry you’ll miss it.
a riot with a sports theme...
grease the utility poles in anticipation
You guys sure know how to party over there!
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That is a really beautiful image. Is it a photo you took, or one you restored?
It’s a photograph I took and then “posterized” it and added the caption below, making it more or less a true “poster“.
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania is in the Pocono mountains, a town originally known as Mauch Chunk; at some point, the widow of the deceased Jim Thorpe sold his body to that town, which took his name, and there is a memorial to Jim Thorpe in that town.
Jim Thrope's third wife, Patrica a non-Indian sold his body to the highest bidder and had his body removed at night before the Sac and Fox nation could start his burial ceremony.
His children and most members of native tribes want his body back in his home state of Oklahoma on tribal land.
The case went to SCOTUS and in 2015 they ruled in favor of the town in a highly disputed decision that remains a very sore point among Indians.
Locomotive 425 is painted blue and pulls excursion trains around Jim Thorpe. One of two Steam Locomotives the Reading and Northern Railroad runs.
This is the CELEBRATION when the EAGLES WON THE SUPERBOWL in 2017-18.
A great shot, GG. This one was shot from a train as well, probably when I was returning home to Zhengzhou after dating some Chinese woman from Nanning or Liuzhou, before I had met my wife. I posted this photo not long ago indicating it was a photo that resembled a painting.
Talking trains I have to tell this story. This is a photo of a DM&IR (Duluth Messabi and Iron Range) locomotive in Hibbing, MN. 1957. I wrote a short story some time back entitled ''The Iron Horse''. We lived in the Messabi Iron Range and we would ''jump'' the iron ore trains to get from one place to another. It was an exciting and dangerous time but we were kids so nothing was dangerous or off-limits. I actually jumped this exact train in the mid-1950s a number of times.
DM&IR 2-10-4 #706 at Mitchell Yard, Hibbing, MN. June 17th, 1957.
About seven miles away in Kelly Lake, MN was the Great Northern Railroad yard and there was a small lake there we used to swim in. We would come out of the water red in color, I know I'm a red man but the water was infused with Iron ore wash and the lake was red. So we Indians were really double red.
Yes, those are iron ore cars (bottom dump) that would head southeast to Duluth/Superior to be loaded on Ore Boats and head out across Lake Superior (remember the Edmond Fitzgerald).
"Double red Indian" - LOL. When I was a kid trains were a part of my life as well. When I spent the summers at my grandmother's cottage at Burlington Beach - the thin strip of land that separated the western tip of Lake Ontario from Burlington (Hamilton) Bay in Ontario, there was a rail line that ran along the strip, and for the trains a swing bridge over the canal through which the ore ships like the one you posted would pass to empty their iron ore loads at the Steel Company of Canada located on the shore of Hamilton. We used to put pennies on the track to flatten, and when the train would stop we would climb up on the cars. What I will never forget was the distant steam whistle's mournful sound from the distance, when I was sleeping on the screened porch of the cottage.
The train steam whistle is a sound that is much like the howl of a wolf, or the call of the loon, once you hear it you never forget it.
It's been almost 80 years, and I haven't forgotten it.
great pictures of the DM&IR, I like that railroad. In third picture is that a 2-8-8-4?
I have some models of the ore cars, I have to get to work on my model railroad
In third picture is that a 2-8-8-4?
I believe that it is, charger.
If you have a chance post some photos of your model railroad.
When you're done, why don't you photograph your model train for us to see? But do the quiz first. LOL
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When I saw that photo, the word that came to my mind was "sleek".
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The Philadelphia Eagles are lucky to have Jordan Mailata as part of their offensive line. This Australian rugby player had never played American football be being drafted by the Eagles.
This giant at 6’8 and 365 lbs is very fast and has learned the game well enough that this offensive line operates as one unit. If the Eagles win tomorrow, this line will have a lot to do with it.
Jordan Mailata sings! The Eaglews made a Christmas Album for charity this year & it sold out!
Yes, an exceptional voice as well.
Morning drinker...well looks like I will have to barrack for the Eagles seeing he is playing in the team..
Have heard of him but I don't follow the rugby here... follow Aussie rules which is a totally different footy game altogether..
He seems as a quality guy all round.
Fa'a Samoa (The Samoan way)
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Is that supposed to signify how much the wild herds have been thinned out?
Top of the Rock in Missouri. I love that sculpture.
Remember when we all had dinner there, Mac?
Football is the biggest sport in American Samoa. According to the Wall Street Journal, “no other segment of US society produces as many [professional] football players per capita .” With American Samoa located nearly 6,000 miles away from the United States mainland with a population under 60,000 people, it’s insane that Samoans make up about 3% of the NFL — about 50 players, nearly 40 times Samoans’ proportional share of the U.S. population. In fact, big-time American sports agent Leigh Steinberg estimated that, “A Samoan male is 56 more times likely to play in the NFL than an American non-Samoan”. And even outside of the NFL, there are around 300 Samoans playing in Division I collegiate leagues throughout the U.S.
It should be noted that Football isn't the only thing that Samoans excel at. As with any other race they have wonderful musicians, poets and writers.
I know there is a small population of Samoans in Orange NSW and one in particular named Leilani is quite smart and cute. She is Ojibwe, Samoan, Dutch and Irish.
A YOUTUBE video with Philadelphia Eagles Football players singing.
Okay, thanks. Just to let you know I'm hoping the Phillies win. I don't know if they're going to show it here, but if they do it will start at 5:30 a.m. Beijing time tomorrow morning.
Phillies go to Spring Training in a week or so, but it'e the EAGLES FOOTBALL team playing tomorrow in the Super Bowl. Either way your good wishes are appreciated.
LOL. That goes to show you how much I follow American football - I meant the Philadelphia team which is, of course, the Eagles. Go Eagles.
I know even less..just found out there are actually two Aussies in the Eagles..an Arryn Siposs is an Aussie as well..just said that on the news...
We will be ruling the footy over there soon..😁😁🦘🦘🦘
Siposs, the punter (kicker) has een out with an injury and I don't believe he's activated to play today.
Siposs is in the game.
Can't make head or tail of the game but I will barrack for the Aussies team..🦘🦘
Here is something a bit different. The old and the new Native American Hip Hop artist Supaman with a video from his album ''Why''. Christian Parrish Takes The Gun, AKA Supaman is from the Apsaalooke (Crow) Nation. In the video, his regalia is from the ''Francy Dance''. His partner in this video is Acosia Red Elk of the Umatilla Tribe and she is an eight-time world champion in the ''Jingle Dance''. Both wear authentic regalia from the two separate dances.
Each of his movements and steps has a meaning and the dance is physically demanding. Red Elk's movements are also accurate and have a specific meaning.
Hope you enjoy this bit of old and new.
Oh well I was barracking for the Eagles..
Better luck next year...at least it was close...the ground is awfully small was a bit surprising... thought it would be way bigger...on average our footy players run approximately 14 kilometres a match the ovals are a lot bigger.
So what happens now?..do the Eagles supporters start rioting or do they all just go home?...
Quiet in Philly tonight … hope it stays that way.
It was a great game. KC came on strong in the second half. Questionable holding call, though.
Although every World Cup soccer game was broadcast here, the SuperBowl was obviously of little interest to the Chinese. Although the news announced the win, it showed nothing of the game. All I could do was keep checking the web for the score. Obviously with the score remaining so close throughout it must have been a pretty exciting game.
Should we all give our condolences to A.Mac?
Win some lose some.
Pitchers & catchers report in two weeks!
Otherwise, thanks to all, see you Thursday night.
To the Chiefs.....Yah!!!
All aboard! It's that time and ahead of schedule.