Subscribe Today

Riding the rails again...

Want to bash brands? Go ahead on this board. Profanity, personal attacks or sexual references will not be tolerated and will be deleted.

Riding the rails again...

Postby Oldtimer F-7 » April 29th, 2007, 5:17 pm

Being in da club has neat bennies....we get to cruise in these putt-putt cars...doing serious club related work of course, and the beers are strictly for the powerful thirst we work up...NH law is a gray area concerning these rail cars...there's no law saying we can not drink and ride them...we know because one of our active members is a sherriff..he said it's Ok as far as the law goes..thats all we had to hear...I don't drink beer much but it's hard not to when clicking down the track on one of these...

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l259/ckf_06/april011.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l259/ckf_06/april003-1.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l259/ckf_06/april001-1.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l259/ckf_06/april007-1.jpg[/img]
yer a high horse'n liberal faggot sympathizer
- Icehole
Oldtimer F-7
Member
 
Posts: 1624
Joined: April 30th, 2003, 6:51 am
Location: Ahead of the rest.

Riding the rails again...

Postby SuZQ213 » April 29th, 2007, 10:00 pm

Are those tracks still used? Whaddya do if a train comes along? Always wondered that.
SuZQ213
Member
 
Posts: 358
Joined: December 6th, 2003, 8:09 am
Location: Ohio

Riding the rails again...

Postby *RABID » April 30th, 2007, 12:15 am

They're are scheduled to inspect the tracks prior to the opening of the tracks to trains. And scheduled to whenever inspection/maintenance are needed.
*RABID
 
Posts: 1
Joined: May 28th, 2005, 6:10 am
Location: Belmont, NH


Riding the rails again...

Postby Big Toe » April 30th, 2007, 12:34 am

Thats real world fursure fursure....10-4 good buddy.
Big Toe
Member
 
Posts: 55
Joined: September 10th, 2001, 4:50 am
Location: :)

Riding the rails again...

Postby RIGGS1 » April 30th, 2007, 1:27 am

[quote=SuZQ213]Are those tracks still used? Whaddya do if a train comes along? Always wondered that.[/quote]
By the looks of it (ie. the green grass, leaves, tall dry grass, decrepit/buried rail-ties, etc...) those tracks were last used by President Eisenhower and his staff.

Looks like fun. What are you guys doing?
[img]http://weathersticker.wunderground.com/weathersticker/big2_cond/language/www/US/WI/Mercer.gif[/img]
RIGGS1
Member
 
Posts: 514
Joined: March 19th, 2003, 10:47 am
Location: WISCONSIN

Riding the rails again...

Postby Oldtimer F-7 » April 30th, 2007, 1:56 am

The tracks are no longer active. We groom a 14 mile stretch (you're looking at it here) and this was a spring shake down run with 2 cars, looking for flood damage and downed trees. We are applying for a 30,000 dollar grant to begin filling the railbed with crushed stone...our low snow winters have made the tracks a death trap...can't even groom them because the rails show a lot..Since some rails are missig and some spots have spikes sticking up we tend to have a lot of sleds get wrecked..people hurt...and the drag catches these "hooks" and shears the break-away pin leaving the drag behind the tucker...and it's a royal pain to re-hook it. Plus, there are 3 sets of switches, and THESE sumbiches will REALLY ruin yer day...It takes 10 men and a small boy to un-stick a sled caught in the switches..
How many yards will it take to lay 8" of stone 12' wide for 14 miles?

Answer: A shiotload...30K is a drop in the bucket, but we gots ta start sometime..here's a pic of a small dump cart...it swivels around so you can dup to either side. Has a pony motor to run the hydrolics..

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l259/ckf_06/Picture-122.jpg[/img]
[/quote]
yer a high horse'n liberal faggot sympathizer
- Icehole
Oldtimer F-7
Member
 
Posts: 1624
Joined: April 30th, 2003, 6:51 am
Location: Ahead of the rest.

Riding the rails again...

Postby Mainecat » April 30th, 2007, 2:03 am

cool photos OT
[img]http://www.victoryseeds.com/candystore/images/good_plenty/choo-choo_charlie.jpg[/img]
Mainecat
Member
 
Posts: 793
Joined: May 14th, 2001, 10:58 pm
Location: Nice Kitty OUCH!!!

Riding the rails again...

Postby Oldtimer F-7 » April 30th, 2007, 2:03 am

Before you ask, we have access to a much larger dump car and engine along with a new 60 HP tractor on rail wheels...and the rails can't be removed because the [url=http://www.cottonvalley.org/]Cotton Valley Rail Trail Club[/url]
"owns" the use of these tracks in summer...and since the railbed is owned by the state of NH....and a major rail line owns the right to re-develop these rails at any time...lots of facets to it.
yer a high horse'n liberal faggot sympathizer
- Icehole
Oldtimer F-7
Member
 
Posts: 1624
Joined: April 30th, 2003, 6:51 am
Location: Ahead of the rest.

Riding the rails again...

Postby Uller God » April 30th, 2007, 3:30 am

That can't be official bizznazz, no one is wearing a "trail patrol" skirt.

[img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l259/ckf_06/Picture-122.jpg[/img]
User avatar
Uller God
Member
 
Posts: 2832
Joined: April 9th, 2004, 9:22 am
Location: Motorized Bandit

Riding the rails again...

Postby Oldtimer F-7 » April 30th, 2007, 3:37 am

Wrong. See the orange vest?
yer a high horse'n liberal faggot sympathizer
- Icehole
Oldtimer F-7
Member
 
Posts: 1624
Joined: April 30th, 2003, 6:51 am
Location: Ahead of the rest.

Next

Return to Trash Talkers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests