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    • September 11, 2017 7:49 PM EDT

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      Port Orford and it's railroad

      Hi all,

      The forest fire smoke here in Southern Oregon has been horrible for the past 3 weeks, 5 straight days of "hazardous" air quality last week. So last Thursday wife and I loaded up the trailer and dogs and headed for the coast to get out of it.  Had to come back home this morning but we spent several great smoke free days enjoying the beaches and camp grounds.  

       

      We also spent a couple afternoons with Dick and Helen Smith of the Port Orford Coast Railroad, enjoying lunches, conversation, and friendship.  Dick and Helen are doing very well and still have the railroad running although not as much as in the past.  Dick doesn't visit the forums much anymore but does stay in touch with a few by email.  He wanted me to pass on a "HI" to all his old friends on here and say that he misses the conversations from back when.

      Dick & Helen   Sept 2017

    • September 11, 2017 8:03 PM EDT
      • Gresham, OR
         
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            Hi Dick

       

             Hard tell which is worse our fires and smoke or the storms in the south.

       

                          Dave M. 

    • September 11, 2017 8:40 PM EDT
      • Burbank, CA
         
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      Hi Richard.......

      Great to see you and Helen are doing well. I miss your "Build Logs" of your beautiful railroad! Stay well :).

    • September 12, 2017 3:46 AM EDT
      • West Grove, Pennsylvania
         
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      I hope you got to run a train or 2 with Dick. Great guy, great Railroad....................

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    • September 12, 2017 12:31 PM EDT
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      Good to see Richard and Helen............     The railroad is great and Helen makes the best lemon bars for dessert...   

       

       

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      In May 2015, the PCSRR in Dewey, AZ became a Fallen Flag

      But, we're still quite active in the Model Railroading Community

    • September 12, 2017 4:52 PM EDT

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      So what ever happen to Richard and his layout? Haven't seen anything in a while.

    • September 12, 2017 5:53 PM EDT

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      I'd say "Hi Dick" like everyone else did, but since Dick does not get on the forums, I guess he would not see this.

      And I guess in answer to Don, Rick said they are not running the railroad as much. Age gets us all eventually I guess.

       

      Anyway, Rick, thanks for posting, give Dick & Helen our best from LSC, and did you manage to get any new pictures of the railroad?

       

      Greg

       

       

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    • September 13, 2017 1:21 AM EDT

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      Give them my regards!

    • September 15, 2017 11:25 PM EDT

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      Hi Richard and Helen,

      Glad to see you're both OK. I was thinking about you the other day, 'cause I was going to ask you about what spray paint you used on your locos. But since we're talkin' serious issues here, I won't ask you--what spray paint you used on you locos-- and just wish you both to have a nice day and stay well. 

    • September 17, 2017 10:01 AM EDT
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      Wonderful to hear they have survived this interesting fire season, unscathed.  In our travels, we wanted to visit them, the Goodsons, and other northern west coast forum friends, but the smoke, time, obligations and future plans have prevented us from doing all we want to do.  Once again, the "Clone Thing" and "Time Travel" really has its benefits. 

    • September 18, 2017 7:49 AM EDT
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      Due to local family concerns I didn't get down to PO this year, and missed out on the three most important reasons for going - 

       

      1.  To see Dick and his lady.

       

      2.  To feed my face at Crazies, and

       

      3.  To pay my respects to the traffic light that guards the entire 101 from down there up to there.

       

      Next year WILL be different, as I really need to get my fill of all three.

       

      Best to all here,

       

      tac, ig, ken the GFT and the Boat-lift Dock boys

    • September 21, 2017 8:06 PM EDT
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      I miss seeing that railroad! Glad to hear they are both well.

    • September 26, 2017 3:24 AM EDT
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      Thanks for the update Rick! I have been wondering about them ever since I climbed out of the cave I was in for the last however many years. Like the others, I miss his posts and I miss chatting with him too!

      Steve

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