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    • August 11, 2020 9:32 PM EDT
    • Bob

      Your layout is very inspiring, It looks like a complete layout, sidings, structures and mainlines.

      Dennis

    • August 11, 2020 6:29 PM EDT
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      Best pic I've seen yet showing the size of the mine! What were you mining again?

    • August 11, 2020 6:17 PM EDT
    • Sure looks good!  (Where are the dogs???)

    • August 11, 2020 5:59 PM EDT
    • Really missed being back there for our usual 2 weeks also..  Even if it wasn't

      for Covid-19, I still wouldn't have been able to make it his year anyway..

      Health just wouldn't have allowed it...

      Appreciate the pictures.. Railroad looks great...    

    • August 11, 2020 3:20 PM EDT
    • Railroad and Engineer Martha are looking great, as always.  Thanks for taking the time to take the pictures and post.

    • August 11, 2020 1:02 PM EDT
    • Ric Golding said:

      Really miss being there this year.  Totally understand, but still miss it.  

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      I guess this qualifies as a virtual visit.

      Yup, me too. 

    • August 11, 2020 11:48 AM EDT
    • Really miss being there this year.  Totally understand, but still miss it.  New structure at the mine?

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      I guess this qualifies as a virtual visit.

    • August 11, 2020 11:38 AM EDT
    • Good to see you have a few minutes to get away from the site and play trains.

    • August 11, 2020 11:23 AM EDT
    • Interesting layout. I like the different types of bridges and scenes.

    • August 11, 2020 11:08 AM EDT
    • The weather was a bit nicer Sunday afternoon, it wasn't too hot, so Martha and I ran a train.  I flipped switches and uncoupled cars, and she had the controller and figured out what to do.  

       

      We switched out two cars off the car float at Williamsport, and then headed to Pearce, where we had to trade two tank cars at Goodson's, and a gon for a hopper at Salmons Sand and Gravel.

       

       

       

       

      Eventually got that sorted, and headed downhill.

       

       

      No work at Majestic, but dropped a hopper at the new mine.

       

       

       

       

      That sorted, it was around the loops to Dead Rooster Gulch to switch out a boxcar of equipment for the mine.

       

       

       

      A fun way to spend a couple hours.

    • August 11, 2020 6:44 PM EDT
    • You still owe me $20 !

    • August 7, 2020 2:47 PM EDT
    • Better safe and healthy Andy There will be others

    • August 7, 2020 2:02 PM EDT
    • I am sorry to announce that the September 2020 operations session had been cancelled...

      I have just too many underlying medical conditions to open the railroad up to an

      Operations session..  Too much of a resurgence of Covid-19 around the area...

    • July 3, 2020 4:39 PM EDT
    • Andy;

       

        I think that was a wise move, young fellow.

        We have cancelled the "Invasion" also, in July.

            It's too bad to be missing out, meeting all our great friends, you and me; but preserving common sense, and health comes first.

        I wish you, Andy, and your good looking, friendly partner, Jane, good health through this year of "Challenges". I look forward to hearing of great operations at your place, in the years ahead.   I really would like to attend one of them, but travelling is not very good on my health.

          My best wishes, Andy, and Jane.

              Fred Mills

    • May 14, 2020 11:20 AM EDT
    • I am sorry to say, but the June Operations Session on the Bluestone Southern is cancelled..

      I don't want to be responsible if anyone got sick by being here..           

    • May 2, 2020 7:28 PM EDT
    • Ken Brunt said:
      Dale Loyet said:

          Since it is canceled Joyce and I will not be there. Hope you and Jane are doing well.

      So what's Andy gonna do with all those chocolate brownies?.......................

       

         

    • May 2, 2020 6:01 PM EDT
    • Dale Loyet said:

          Since it is canceled Joyce and I will not be there. Hope you and Jane are doing well.

      So what's Andy gonna do with all those chocolate brownies?.......................

    • May 2, 2020 9:04 AM EDT
    • Wouldn't ya know it, the weather is gorgeous.  Oh well, Freedom to Assemble will resume.  Social distancing could be achieved, but the passing of transmitters, could be a problem.  It was still a good decision, but that doesn't mean we have to like it.

    • May 1, 2020 3:05 PM EDT
    •     Since it is canceled Joyce and I will not be there. Hope you and Jane are doing well.

    • April 17, 2020 7:03 PM EDT
    • Andy Clarke said:

      No, Matt...   I had the 10 year plan, Jane wanted to make it a 2 year plan...

       

       

      Jane is pregnant ?