Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Friday, November 27, 2009

Train pics for the Kid Sister


Herzog Plus Train, BNSF 3 on the Red River Sub. This line runs right next to US 287 from just north of Fort Worth to Amarillo.

2 comments:

Desert Cat said...

Ooh! Trains!

I used to be into trains when I lived in Winona, MN. BN tracks run right through town and there was a switching yard down by the river for some tiny railroad that ran through southern Minnesota, right next door to a barge terminal that loaded and transported grain away downriver. I was always watching the trains, as there was always plenty to watch.

I had an N-gauge switchyard layout back then. It fell apart in the course of several moves and I've never done anything with the remnants since.

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

I have dumped rock right through there. Usually got the train across the river from Prescott and would be out all night because of the dispatcher not wanting a satellite ballast train out on his territory. The line from the St.Croix River to LaCrosse is called the St.Croix Subdivision. The roadmaster is a schmuck. The little railroad you speak of used to be the NP, I believe, now the DME/ICE part of the CN. Eventually the CN will do away with all previous identities as they did with the Illinois Central and CP did with the Soo Line.
My Hometown is Havre, Montana. It exists only because of Jim Hill and the Great Northern/Burlington Northern/BNSF. Why do you think I ran away to sea?

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)