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Re: Weekend Update 5/12/19
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2019, 04:17:30 PM »
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Whose is going to be first noticing the lack of weathering on those hostler timing tags ? :trollface:

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Re: Weekend Update 5/12/19
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2019, 05:59:34 PM »
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Whose is going to be first noticing the lack of weathering on those hostler timing tags ? :trollface:

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Re: Weekend Update 5/12/19
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2019, 06:23:06 PM »
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Whose is going to be first noticing the lack of weathering on those hostler timing tags ? :trollface:

Who is going to be first noticing and mentioning all the wires around the yard lights ?   ;)

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Re: Weekend Update 5/12/19
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2019, 07:00:53 PM »
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I spent the weekend in Utah celebrating the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad.  Was at Promontory Summit with an estimated 20,000 others for the reenactment of the driving of the Golden Spike on Friday.  Saturday was a trip to the railroad museum in Ogden and a visit with the only operating Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4.  I took plenty of photos and well get them uploaded at some point.
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Re: Weekend Update 5/12/19
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2019, 12:11:43 AM »
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Nice that you made it for the festivities. We experienced the Golden Spike park and Ogden museum five years ago, and decided against braving the crowds surrounding the events. We'll see the 4014 in due time.

>> estimated 200,000

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It may have seemed like that considering the park's modest facilities, but local press reports have it ~20,000. 200,000 would have made the national news.

Speaking of which, the lack of national media coverage was underwhelming. UP circulated a press release on Thursday and Associated Press circulated a piece, but maybe only one or two large metro papers picked it up. I'm curious if there was any national TV coverage; we didn't see anything in our area.
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Re: Weekend Update 5/12/19
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2019, 12:24:15 AM »
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Speaking of which, the lack of national media coverage was underwhelming. UP circulated a press release on Thursday and Associated Press circulated a piece, but maybe only one or two large metro papers picked it up. I'm curious if there was any national TV coverage; we didn't see anything in our area.

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Re: Weekend Update 5/12/19
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2019, 01:03:25 AM »
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Most news media probably doesn't care much about some restored choo-choo.  They rather cover political sparring, or some bloodshed.

Not necessarily. Coverage of the 4014, etc., and the Golden Spike sesquicentennial is the kind of thing morning show fluff is made of. But... nothing. :|
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Re: Weekend Update 5/12/19
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2019, 01:10:46 AM »
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We had sone article with Mr. UP shaking hands with a Chinese lady, you know...sorry.

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Re: Weekend Update 5/12/19
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2019, 01:20:34 AM »
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I saw the Golden Spike reenactment on the CBS Nightly News this weekend, so yes, it got national telly coverage.

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Re: Weekend Update 5/12/19
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2019, 01:41:14 AM »
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I saw the Golden Spike reenactment on the CBS Nightly News this weekend, so yes, it got national telly coverage.

Interesting... thanks. I take it that was the Sunday edition since there was nothing (here) on the Saturday presentation. The Sunday show was preempted here (CDT) and East Coast, too, by the golf tournament, which is SOP. So PDT viewers and maybe MDT stations got to see it, so it was not quite national. Shame.
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Re: Weekend Update 5/12/19
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2019, 09:02:22 AM »
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Re: Weekend Update 5/12/19
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2019, 09:09:03 AM »
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Nice that you made it for the festivities. We experienced the Golden Spike park and Ogden museum five years ago, and decided against braving the crowds surrounding the events. We'll see the 4014 in due time.

>> estimated 200,000

 :scared:

It may have seemed like that considering the park's modest facilities, but local press reports have it ~20,000. 200,000 would have made the national news.

Speaking of which, the lack of national media coverage was underwhelming. UP circulated a press release on Thursday and Associated Press circulated a piece, but maybe only one or two large metro papers picked it up. I'm curious if there was any national TV coverage; we didn't see anything in our area.

A typo.  But important one.  I'll go ahead and fix.
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Re: Weekend Update 5/12/19
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2019, 10:09:21 AM »
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Not necessarily. Coverage of the 4014, etc., and the Golden Spike sesquicentennial is the kind of thing morning show fluff is made of. But... nothing. :|
NPR had a story about a musical piece written for the celebration, but not the Big Boy

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Re: Weekend Update 5/12/19
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2019, 10:28:42 AM »
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The estimated 200,000 people was the total visits to the station over the weekend. One estimate said there were more people on the streets in Ogden for this than when the 2002 winter Olympics were under way.  The actual celebration at promontory summit was estimated at 30,000 people on Friday morning alone. That's a lot of people considering the location is pretty much in the middle of no where. I wanted to go up but I've been busy with getting my house ready to build and I kept looking at the traffic reports that looked ridiculously busy. I hate traffic and not to fond of large crowds either.
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Re: Weekend Update 5/12/19
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2019, 11:13:32 AM »
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A nice rainy Mother's Day had Rho working on her new hand made soap hobby, so I got to spend some time working on the TTrak Challenge modules.

The fascia board is now installed and painted.  I went with Hunter Green to provide a nice subtle frame for the scenery.


And continued working on the streets, adding some lines and what nots, as well as working on a few more buildings along Mechanic and Canal Streets.







I've got to build a roof for the Cumberland Times-News, and work out a couple of other structure issues, but it's now time to start sprinkling more details into the scene to really make it pop.

I think I like working a couple of square feet at a time... :lol:

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