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Re: October 16 on the narrow gauge - 50 years ago today . . .

October 16, 2020 10:08AM avatar
Olaf Rasmussen Wrote:
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> Russo, thank you for responding and for the links
> to the color photos . . .   But, 1968 to 2020 is 52
> years rather than 50.  Not to worry, even high-
> powered engineering types can have problems
> with mathematical calculations.


No calculations needed, Olaf -

All I had to do was read your post carefully, so I'll blame my right brain's lack of attention rather than my left brain's lack of math skills for the error (since corrected).  In addition to my nearly five months traveling with and on the American Freedom Train as an unpaid volunteer in 1975-76, my only other experience as a "real" railroader (versus Phraud-O-Grapher ®) was two days on the track crew helping to resuscitate the C&TS on Sept. 2 and 6, 1970, and one day as a brakeman, also on the C&TS, fifty years ago today.  A rather blustery October 16, 1970 started out reasonably sunny, with a fair amount of fall colors still hanging on in The Narrows as this (previously unpublished?) photo shows:
701016a17-adj.jpg

Since I've told this story before (see [ngdiscussion.net]), I won't repeat it here.  But later today I'll go back and add to it with a bit more detail and some more IIRC unpublished photos.  Right now it's off to my cardiologist for a routine checkup.

Added 16:30 PDT — Following a long delay which included lunch, a geezerly nap, and a 75-minute outing enforced by Bosco & Otis (see [ngdiscussion.net]), I am heading there now.

- El Abuelo Histœrico, Greengo y Curmudgeoño de los Locomoturas Viejos y Verdes,
aka Der Grossväterlich DünkelOlivGrünDampfKesselMantelLiebHabender




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