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Ed Lecuyer

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2017, 05:19:31 PM »
When my wife's motorcycle friends ask "what's your ride", and I respond "a two-cylinder external combustion 1891 Portland", am I asking for a fight?
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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2017, 06:05:14 PM »
I think if you say - an 1891 Portland twin,  I'd bet you'd get the Scoobie-Do "Baawrumf".  Then you'd have some splain'in to do...... ;D

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2017, 01:36:44 AM »
If a train leaves Chicago travelling east at 60mph while a train leaves Boston travelling west at 50mph, at what point will positive train control prevent us from having to answer this question?
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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2017, 02:45:37 AM »
The answer may depend on whether CSX goes ahead with their rumored proposal to single-track the ex-NYC Water Level Route. :(

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2017, 04:06:09 PM »
If the plural for goose is geese, why isn't the plural of caboose: cabeese?
Or, if the plural for rhombus is rhombi, could the plural of caboose be cabi?
Or, if the plural for moose is moose, then the plural of caboose should also be caboose.
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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2017, 04:20:15 PM »
EVERYBODY out West here knows the plural of moose is MEESES!  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2017, 06:30:46 PM »
Seeeeee.......... I thought it was either mooses or meeses.....
Plural of Moose is Moose.  Who ever heard of such a thing.  And don't get me started on small trout with horns.....
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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2017, 01:56:44 PM »
I thought Meeses was plural for Mouse. As Jinx the cat would say, " I hate meeses to pieces!".

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2017, 02:39:32 PM »
That would make the plural of caboose "cabeeses". And that would just be plain silly.
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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2017, 10:14:15 PM »
OK,,,,,, I have to ask.  What is the significance of the colors and numbers of colored squares by each name?

Is it associated with the titles everyone gets based on their contributions to the forum? 

Are contributions graded based on their quality, cleverness or contribution to the real mission of our railroad?

Just wondering......
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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2017, 10:30:36 PM »
Bill,

I think it's based on quantity, not quality.

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« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2017, 10:39:12 PM »
Honestly - I don't know. I think they used to be stars before the forum software was upgraded.
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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2017, 11:09:32 PM »
Yes, there used to be stars before the upgrade.  The number indicate generally the number of posts and your "title".

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« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2017, 02:09:47 AM »
Thanks..... What about the color?  And the status of the titles?
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« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2017, 02:24:06 PM »
I believe that Ed's and James' squares are different colors due to their moderator status.

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