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May 20, 2022

Fits, Sits, etc

Box of cat

Thor found a temporarily-empty box of Bob’s rolled oats.


Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Dust Mite helps me dismantle the dead Catlike

Dust Mite helps me pick usable parts from my now-dead pink Mixino.

May 15, 2022

Railroad picture of the day

meeting a Portland Traction paasenger train by what used to be Ross Island Gravel

I met EPT’s GMD-1 when I was on the Springwater Trail headed towards downtown.,

May 13, 2022

On mothers day, I had to adjust my shopping list a little.

Mothers day shopping

The nice thing about the side pockets on the panniers is that they make it easier to carry tall delicate things.


Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Checking the clearance between a 160mm disk and a curvy seatstay

Dust Mite helps me inspect a frame that I just gave a new triangle.

May 06, 2022

(this week’s) Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Coffeehouse Mite

Dust Mite stops at a Milwaukie Starbucks for some tea, a cookie bar, and some low-key agitating in favor of a union.


(much delayed) Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Hand sanitizer mite

I’m not sure what happened, but I managed to keep forgetting to do last week’s Dust Mite blogging until today? Oh well, better late than never and be sure to stay sanitized.

Apr 22, 2022

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

"Photoshop" Mite

Dust Mite designs a locomotive for the PV&T.

Apr 15, 2022

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Dust Mite sits -- as if it was a dragon -- atop a (small) hoard of peppermint candy

The peppermint dragon in its lair

Apr 09, 2022

More cargo capacity

Pushing my grocery hauling capacity to a higher level

I’m back to using the emergency randonneuse as a tractor for the bob yak so I can get an additional pair of panniers worth of cargo capacity when I run over to Trader Joe’s.

Apr 08, 2022

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

If it fits, it sits

Dust Mite found a box

Apr 05, 2022

shopping

Taking the scenic(?) route home from the store

Taking a scenic route back from the Seven Corners New Seasons.

Apr 03, 2022

Out on the line

Swamp Bike

Taking the traditional randonneuse out for a ride ahead of the evening rainstorm.


Boxcab

TSR 301
Based on profiles drawn by Joshua Moldover @ The Railroad Paint Shop and yours truly @ my dining room table

Toronto Suburban Railway #301 – a 1942 CC&F product – in ORRC livery in the late 1980s, just prior to the merger with the Ontario Southwestern Railway.

Apr 01, 2022

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Land of the big (sweet) potato

Dust Mite has a little snack before bedtime.

Mar 29, 2022

Trolley picture of the day

A northbound train led by a Type 1 at Clinton & 12th

A (coming up on 40 years old and still humming along!) Bombardier/BN “Type 1” car leads a northbound train into Clinton & 12th station.

Mar 26, 2022

Railroad drawing of the day

ORRC 1980
Based on profiles drawn by Joshua Moldover @ The Railroad Paint Shop and yours truly @ my dining room table

Answering the question “what would have happened if CPR hadn’t dieselised the CPER in the early 1960s?”; eventually the CPR would get tired of all the duplicate lines and start abandoning the old interurbans, at which point a shortline operator jumped in and bought them (only to be absorbed into a new regional (Canada Southern’s line from Niagara Falls to Windsor)) which was later grabbed by the LT&L during the PV&T’s second round of acquisitions.

1980 (the last motor built – by the CPR shops – for the Grand River after CPR decided to keep the wire up on switching districts, and still in use because the energy crisis of the 1970s put the fear of G-d into the central office) was transferred from the GRR to the LE&N during the process of divesting/abandoning these lines, and was renumbered to 1980 to commemorate the year when the ORRC’s founders decided to try and buy the old radials before the CPR could tear down the wires and abandon them.

Mar 25, 2022

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

White beans & mite

A little evening snack


Out on the line

Stretching my rides back to more reasonable distances

Going out for a (slightly) longer ride this afternoon.

Mar 24, 2022

Trolley!

PAT PCC #1730 -- the Mod Desire trolley -- at Castle Shannon(?)

PAT PCC #1730 – wearing the best trolley paint scheme ever – coming down the ramp at Overbrook Junction in the early 1970s.

Mar 18, 2022

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Mavis & Mite

Dust Mite & Mavis are cozy

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