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by Damyankee
Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casad Depot
Replies: 30
Views: 35446

Re: Casad Depot

lbflattop, Sorry I didn't answer sooner, I didn't see your post until today. The building was two stories high, but not very big area wise, and had no second floor; it was just one big room. It was made of cinder block and there were a few very small windows high up with bars over them. It also had ...
by Damyankee
Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Derailment
Replies: 2
Views: 2133

Clueless

He stopped on a RR track to read a map?

http://www.modbee.com/1623/story/246333.html
by Damyankee
Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Derailment
Replies: 2
Views: 2133

Derailment

NS derailment tonight in Knoxville, Tennessee.

http://www.knoxnews.com/
by Damyankee
Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casad Depot
Replies: 30
Views: 35446

Off The Subject

Howard, After reading your post again about a POW camp in Fort Wayne I remembered something my mom told me when I was a kid. The camp was actually a temporary holding place for prisoners until they could be sorted and sent to camps out west. In 1943 mom was a sophomore at Central High School and aro...
by Damyankee
Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casad Depot
Replies: 30
Views: 35446

Re: Casad Depot

I rode to work each morning with an older guy named George who was the supervisor of the guards. One day we were running late and instead of stopping at the gate he just slowed down and waved. Sirens started going off and he stopped about fifty feet inside the depot. A guard ran up to the car and ye...
by Damyankee
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casad Depot
Replies: 30
Views: 35446

Re: Casad Depot

Kevin,
For the record, I emphatically deny that I ever saw any flying saucers at Casad. :-)
Mike
by Damyankee
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casad Depot
Replies: 30
Views: 35446

Re: Casad Depot

Hotbox, No I really better not say. It may not even matter now, but I don't want any men in black showing up at my door. I'll only give a couple of hints: Each container was about twice the size of a breadbox and there were lots of them. The water was turned off in the building (you wouldn't want to...
by Damyankee
Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casad Depot
Replies: 30
Views: 35446

Re: Casad Depot

Yeah, what the quartermaster said. When the supervisor took me into that one building we stayed less than 10 minutes so he could check some things. There were barrels prominently labeled, and he said the labels were accurate. I was glad to get out of there.
by Damyankee
Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casad Depot
Replies: 30
Views: 35446

Re: Casad Depot

I worked at Casad in the summer of 1969 when I was 17 doing roads and grounds maintenance. Even at 17 they did a lengthy security check on me, my parents, grandparents, etc. Most of the guards there were US Marshals, and they had trained attack dogs there. I remember mowing next to their pen and I t...
by Damyankee
Tue May 01, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: train noise`
Replies: 5
Views: 3928

Air Compressors

Greg, the air compressors on the EMD 16v 710 are direct drive, and I think always have been. Not sure about GE, but I would assume they are the same. I worked on heavy trucks for 22 years and never saw an air compressor that wasn't bolted to the engine and direct drive, so it must be the most effici...
by Damyankee
Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: train noise`
Replies: 5
Views: 3928

Train Noise

It could be an air drier. These are mounted between the air compressor and primary air tank, and their purpose is to remove moisture from the compressed air before it gets to the tank. They cool the hot compressed air slightly allowing moisture to condense, and they discharge at regular intervals (w...
by Damyankee
Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Sparks on Flat Car Question
Replies: 5
Views: 3538

Wheel Sparks

cspirit, One midnight a few years back I was on my way home from work when a North bound crossed Landin Rd. near New Haven, and the third of four power units was torching out the exhaust stack. I know some GE units do that sometimes, but the flames were incredibly high, so I called the yardmaster at...
by Damyankee
Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: Trackside Technology
Topic: Routers
Replies: 2
Views: 3567

Routers Again

I've been watching the ATCS message boards and there are now probably a hundred replies about problems with various routers, as well as other problems. It seems if you use DSL and have a Uniden 2.4 Ghz cordless phone attached to it that will mess up the works too. The latest is that if you use DSL a...
by Damyankee
Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Trackside Technology
Topic: Routers
Replies: 2
Views: 3567

Routers

Greg, I have been watching the message threads at the Yahoo ATCS user group and now several people have confirmed having problems similar to mine. One guy uses a D-Link wireless routher like mine and says even with the internal firewall configured for permission it's not letting UDP packets get back...
by Damyankee
Mon Feb 06, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Trackside Technology
Topic: ATCS Monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 7615

Router

My phone router is a Linsys that was sent to me by Vonage, and the default User-Admin Password-Admin Won't get me in. They probably don't want customers messing with the settings, so they put a password on it. Anyway I bypassed it and still get the same errors, so it isn't the router. Next I will tr...