Left around noon on Saturday. Redbird R-33WF 9339 and Yellowbird former R-22 Revenue car 0R722 (ex-7490). Trucks went out too. Weeks Marine tugs: Virginia, Elizabeth, and Robert.
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The following article is technically talking about the work/office environment, but the lesson applies just the same to the online message board and blog environments.
A choice quote:
Misspelling can be interpreted as: “Boy, he/she is stupid.” An occasional spelling mistake is not going to label you stupid. But if you make spelling mistakes in everything you write, then people may believe that you were at the bottom of your class.
If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. You can easily tell who the stupid people are.
And this bus looks like it was serviced/painted/cleaned-up rather recently, too!
Photo taken with my cell phone camera. Please excuse the poor quality.
Today at New York Penn Station there is a travel trade show that focuses on New York State destinations reachable by Amtrak. I picked up a lot of good travel destination information. These are the people who put out the New York By Rail publication.
Here are some photos I took:
Can you figure out where this photo was taken? Can you guess what’s going on here?
New York City Transit wants you to “Take the Train to the Game” when it comes to New York baseball. And while that includes the number 7 subway to Citi Field, the B, D, and 4 subway lines to the new Yankee Stadium, and a few bus lines no one has ever heard of, does it also include historic nostalgia subway trains from the New York Transit Museum collection?
Well, they’ve done it before – they ran the Train of Many Colors (aka the SMEEs) to both the final METS opening day and the final METS game at Shea Stadium last year, and they ran the Lo-V train to the final YANKEES game at the old Yankee Stadium last year.
And now NYCT is advertising the opening days at brand new Citi Field and the new Yankee Stadium as a “Special Event” (click on the poster below).
Seems like they are going all out. So we may just be going for some historical subway rides two weeks from now!
Yesterday at noon I rode the first (1) train into the new South Ferry subway terminal, and then ran across the platform to ride the first (1) train out of the new South Ferry subway terminal (I guess you can say I couldn’t wait to get out of there). Many of you know my views on the new station, so I won’t get into that right now.
There were many photographers present at the grand opening, so instead of showing you photos you’ve already seen, I’m going to highlight what I feel are some unique photos that I took. And these are only from the first batch of yesterday’s photos – I have more to come.
Click on each thumbnail to view the full-size photo.
Ok, let me take one potshot here at the new station: the best view of the new South Ferry subway terminal is the one looking back as you’re getting the heck out of there…
To see the rest of the first photos, and to watch for more in the upcoming days, go to this album: New South Ferry Stub-End Terminal
The Barge of Death set sail at noon today, this Valentines Day. It was followed up the canal shortly thereafter by the Barge o’ Trucks. The Shelby pushed the Barge of Death and the Vera K. pushed the Barge o’ Trucks.
I saw the title of the following article and immediately suspected that Milwaukee may be mentioned, since I recalled reading long ago about the Brewers’ groundskeepers and their famous field grass designs.
I was right.
He was an assistant groundskeeper at Milwaukee County Stadium in 1993 when a concert badly damaged the grass in the outfield. With the support of the head groundskeeper Gary Vanden Berg, Mellor mowed a busy pattern to serve as camouflage. The design, not the damage, was all anyone noticed.
“I still think that was the coolest pattern he ever made,” Vanden Berg said.
Mellor found himself with a niche, and others followed.
Research performed by the Times-Tribune and Shamrock Communications has thus far failed to find another duo that’s worked together at the same radio station for as long as Daniels & Webster.
That’s awesome! I used to listen to them every morning on Rock 107 during middle school and high school, and I tape recorded a lot of their skits. In fact, when they released their compilation CD “Wind Beneath My Seat” in 1999, I already had a lot of the material in my personal collection. Congrats guys!
Oh, and hopefully I’ll be getting their fourth album today, “Sgt. Lumpy’s Auto Parts Club Band“.