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General Discussion / Re: New York City film - 1911
« Last post by Wayne Laepple on December 13, 2018, 06:34:38 PM »
Here's some film of the original West Side freight line in New York City, prior to the building of the so-called High Line. Check out the brakemen on the roof of high cars! And notice the enclosed locomotive, either a Climax or a Shay "dummy", shrouded so as not to scare the horses! At one time, a man on horseback carrying a red flag was required by regulation to precede each train in the street.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4o3TmAMvHo
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General Discussion / Re: New York City film - 1911
« Last post by Philip Marshall on December 13, 2018, 06:08:05 PM »
Here is a longer version of the same film that begins on a Brooklyn-Manhattan ferry boat crossing the East River:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aohXOpKtns0

It was taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a visit to the US and is now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NY.
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General Discussion / New York City film - 1911
« Last post by Roger Cole on December 13, 2018, 05:46:34 PM »
An interesting "slice of life" in the better part of New York City taken in 1911.  Featuring transportation modes of the day - horse-drawn vehicles, early automobiles, streetcars, electric commuter trains & steam-powered ferries.  Note how everyone seems to be dressed up and slim compared to today.

https://www.facebook.com/thevintagenews/videos/1946985898931342/UzpfSTE5MzMzMDA3MTI3ODoxMDE1NjA5Nzc3NDQzMTI3OQ/
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General Discussion / Re: Testing Notifications
« Last post by ALAIN DELASSUS on December 13, 2018, 05:20:18 PM »
Hi ! Me too. I did not get any notification for a message from James sent December 5 th.
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General Discussion / Re: Testing Notifications
« Last post by John Kokas on December 13, 2018, 03:50:59 PM »
In other words it's just your "user friendly" software updates letting you know they're on the job.   :o
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Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Last post by Russ Nelson on December 13, 2018, 02:51:15 PM »
It's embarrassing to be getting old with the associated aches and pains and then see pictures of Fred, stabilizing ties for spike driving, shoveling ballast and worse than that, driving spikes.  How can I complain about getting old when Fred just runs circles around the whole campus.
To be fair, they drilled the spike holes. Makes it a lot easier.
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Work and Events / Re: Spring Work Weekend 2019
« Last post by Wayne Laepple on December 13, 2018, 02:50:19 PM »
Should be the last weekend in April. 26, 27, 28 April, 2019.
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General Discussion / Re: Testing Notifications
« Last post by Keith Taylor on December 13, 2018, 02:39:04 PM »
Keith, I also have an HP laptop and found some "quirks" with messages and Outlook.  (Am using Windows 10 pro)  I now use AOL for all my email through Verizon and all my issues have gone away.  Give that a try.
John, I predominately use an Apple I-Pad Pro using Apple Mail. So even if Windows were the issue, it shouldn’t affect the I-Pad. I am not using an Outlook e-mail address. I did try switching to the Outlook address with no luck there.
I suspect it is a case of the Gremlins that plague my life in general.
 :)
Keith
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Work and Events / Spring Work Weekend 2019
« Last post by Russ Nelson on December 13, 2018, 02:31:49 PM »
Has a date been set for the Spring Work Weekend 2019?
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General Discussion / Re: Testing Notifications
« Last post by John Kokas on December 13, 2018, 02:31:25 PM »
Keith, I also have an HP laptop and found some "quirks" with messages and Outlook.  (Am using Windows 10 pro)  I now use AOL for all my email through Verizon and all my issues have gone away.  Give that a try.
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