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Oct 10, 2009 15:54 as a reply to  @ post 8795279 |  #496

A few events coming up.... (stuff for October seems to have happened already)

http://www.silverbells​inthecity.org/ (external link)
http://www.bcfestivals​.com/index.taf?s=4 (external link)
http://holland.org …idays-in-downtown-holland (external link)
http://www.geneseecoun​typarks.org/christmas.​htm (external link)
http://www.meijergarde​ns.org/calendar/event.​php?id=179 (external link)
http://www.coopersvill​eandmarne.org/Santa.ht​ml (external link)


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Oct 24, 2009 00:48 |  #497

Nobody doing anything lately?

We're still doing the Renaissance Festivals...

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Oct 24, 2009 12:35 as a reply to  @ Jon Foster's post |  #498

Was the above photo edited with Dynamic Photo HDR with the Orton effect filter? If not, it has the same look.

Sunday Oct. 18th we went to Sleeping Bear Dunes at Empire. The day started out nice, then got cold and dark. Colors from Frankfort - Empire - Traverse City were spotty with brown tones, then bright colors. Just find the colors you want and find something to shoot. This weekend they should be peak, if the wind hasn't blown them all off yet.

Shot taken at the last lookout of the scenic drive looking toward Empire (South)

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Cadillac area colors are getting closer to peak, anytime in the next week or so. A little closer to home.

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Oct 24, 2009 14:56 |  #499

Nice shot Troy. We've been looking for cool color changes around here but I fear it's all going to be brown before much longer...

My shot above was edited with Photoshop. It's a single shot, not a HDR or anything like that.

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Nov 08, 2009 06:05 as a reply to  @ Jon Foster's post |  #500

Nice shots Mike




  
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Nov 21, 2009 15:11 as a reply to  @ according to jim's post |  #501

Hello...hello...hello.​...Echo...echo....echo​.....

Seems a little empty in here...

Just dropping by to tell everyone that you can catch the Pere Marquette 1225 starting next weekend as SRI starts running The North Pole Express. They run up to the fairgrounds in Chesaning. They will run at 10AM and 4PM.

Probably the last time you're gonna see the 1225 for quite awhile as this coming year she will be torn down for her FRA boiler inspection.


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Nov 22, 2009 09:02 |  #502

Hello...hello...hello.​...Echo...echo....echo​.....

Seems a little empty in here...

:D I've been thinking the same thing!


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Nov 22, 2009 19:57 |  #503

We'll get up there for the 1225 this year...

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Nov 23, 2009 22:26 |  #504

Was hout in Jackson to se the Herons on Saturday. Still quite a few out there but the lighting was OFF>
Then went to the Zoo Today. Lighting off again but it was better than being in the house.


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Nov 26, 2009 13:07 |  #505

BigStig wrote in post #9070984 (external link)
Was hout in Jackson to se the Herons on Saturday. Still quite a few out there but the lighting was OFF>
Then went to the Zoo Today. Lighting off again but it was better than being in the house.

Where in Jackson to see the Herons?


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Nov 26, 2009 20:45 |  #506

http://www.haehnlesanc​tuary.org/ (external link)


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Dec 02, 2009 19:46 as a reply to  @ BigStig's post |  #507

Those out there that were planning on shooting the PM 1225, if you weren't out there this past weekend... well, she's done for quite awhile....

Per MSTRP:

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PERE MARQUETTE 1225 Sidelined
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The Steam Railroading Institute, in its sixth season of the North Pole Express, hosted over 2,500 passengers this past weekend during its annual winter train excursions. Children and adults, from as far away as California, enjoyed a magical four hour experience which included a trip to the North Pole. Passengers enjoyed complimentary hot cocoa, visits with Santa, holiday rides, model railroad displays, live entertainment, holiday crafts, Kris Kringle Mart and hours of family fun. "We are very fortunate to be able to host thousands of new and returning visitors annually,"commented TJ Gaffney, Executive Director.

While Pere Marquette 1225 was under steam and the star of the show for the first trip on opening day, during a routine inspection of the locomotive at the North Pole a mechanical issue was found. The crew decided that in the interest of preserving the locomotive and keeping the North Pole Express trains operating, as planned, it was best to remove 1225 from service. "We would love to continue to run the locomotive," said Greg Udolph, Chief Mechanical Officer of the Steam Railroading Institute, "but the truth remains, the 1225 is a 70-year old piece of machinery that was built on an assembly line the same way an automobile is built. During its career the engine has racked up well over a million miles. The boiler on 1225 has shown the crew that it is ready for some serious work. Next year starts a major rebuild of the locomotive to try to put some of the miles back into her. With the current mechanical issue at hand it is best for the locomotive and the schedule of the North Pole Express trains to bring the engine down and prepare for her rebuild.

This past July, during TrainFestival 2009, the engine had a couple of tubes that cracked and released some steam. In the weeks to follow, the crew fixed the problem by replacing the tubes. The engine then successfully ran a two-day photo charter, hourly excursions during Hamburg Railroad Days and an all-day excursion to Cadillac, Michigan, in conjunction with the Ft. Wayne Railroad Historical Society's Nickel Plate Road 765. Unfortunately, this repair was not enough. It is time to fully inspect the boiler and figure the cause of these problems. This process will be costly, intense and take a minimum of one year.

In order to continue to give the passengers the experience they deserve we have decided to bring 1225 out of her storage building and put her on display for all to see. She will be fully visible and located next to the Christmas trains. Volunteers from SRI will be on hand to answer questions, show off different parts of the locomotive and provide cab tours. Passengers will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the engine. Kids will have the rare and unique opportunity to sit in the engineer's seat and ring the bell on the locomotive.

SRI would like to thank the many passengers that have been very compassionate of the fact that SRI had to substitute the motive power. The North Pole Express will still be operating and offering a quality memorable experience for each of its passengers with the assistance of a Great Lakes Central Railroad diesel locomotive.

The Steam Railroading Institute strives to provide a memorable experience for each and every passenger and will continue to preserve the knowledge, skills and technology involved with the maintenance and operation of steam locomotives and to educate the public about the enormous impact that these machines had in the economic development of Owosso and the Great Lakes Region.

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Dec 02, 2009 22:41 |  #508

Bummer. But if they get her back in running condition it's worth it...

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Dec 07, 2009 20:37 |  #509

I went out there a few weekends ago Steve, I found a few groups out in the fields but they had no interest in me taking pics, even using my 500 + 1.4 TC i could not get much :(

did you have luck getting anywhere close to them?


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Dec 08, 2009 20:44 |  #510

No I had no luck either. I need to keep an eye out next year for the time when there are more birds present. guess I missed the peak by a couple f weeks.
How you liking that 7D and did you fix the MkII yet?
Was good to see you again at the Howell owl shoot and the Steve G workshop.
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