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Glenn Byron

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« on: January 19, 2011, 07:11:03 PM »
Scroll down a ways on the Sterlingrail site to find a two Foot Steam Loco and 4 cars for sale in Alabama. http://www.sterlingrail.com/classifieds/classified.php?id=88
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Ira Schreiber

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 08:33:04 PM »
A little OT, but that 24" Crown is exactly what I ran and fired for seven years. What a hoot (pun intended).

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011, 09:43:25 PM »
Hi Ira,

Isn't that the little Crown that ran at the RR museum in Calera, AL?  Nice little pot.   I saw her about two years ago on one of the hottest days of the summer and in Alabama, that's saying something!  Where did you run her?


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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011, 11:21:31 PM »
I basically operated at the former Nebraska State Fairgrounds in Lincoln, NE. About a 1 1/2 mile loop with 3 locomotives and 12 coaches. We moved up to 5,000 people a day during peak periods. In addition, I operated at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines and even at Lake of the Ozarks, MO, one time.
Those were the days.
And it is darn hot in the Midwest in the summer!!

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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011, 12:17:40 AM »
You haven't experienced humidity, until you've felt it in the midwest!!

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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011, 12:56:16 AM »
Georgia. Spent 4 years there. That place is sticky too. Missouri comes in a close second. Been in both places in the heat of the summer. Pretty tough for a Mainer to take that kind of brutal weather. But I survived, and Uncle Sam thanked me for it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2011, 06:27:16 PM »
Texas Gulf Coast in July....

-an entire ocean's worth of humidity and temperatures high enough to boil it too!

I was there one time and they rented me a car with a black interior. I had to start it up and run the AC for a couple of minutes to be able to sit on the seats and hold the wheel!

You'd take a shower, and literally as you were drying yourself you'd start to feel hot again!

I was working in a factory down there once at that time of the year and about half an hour before I was supposed to leave to catch my flight home my boss called and said "They'd like you to stay through next week"

I said "I'd rather you just fired me!"

During the "Winter"?: Sunny and 70 basically every day...
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