Black Hills Mallet #110

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Black Hills Mallet #110 is directly related to Big Boy! Pronounced (“Ma-lay”), BHCR’s Mallet 2-6-6-2T is using an articulated designed to allow for heavy loads in tight turns. Both locomotives have an articulated design whereby they use two wheeled trucks under one mail frame. The main difference between the two locomotives in that one uses […]The post Black Hills Mallet #110 appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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Black Hills Central Logging Locomotive

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Black Hills Mallet #110 is directly related to Big Boy! Pronounced (“Ma-lay”), BHCR’s Mallet 2-6-6-2T is using an articulated designed to allow for heavy loads in tight turns. Both locomotives have an articulated design whereby they use two wheeled trucks under one mail frame. The main difference between the two locomotives in that one uses […]The post Black Hills Central Logging Locomotive appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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NKP #765 Angry Stack Talk

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Turn up your speakers and just listen to the magnificent locomotive! Located outside of the Scranton, Pennsylvania, NKP #765 is heard exiting the Nay Aug Tunnel when she hit some type of build up on the tracks. Perhaps It could have been leaves or lubricant on the rails, but it did not deter her engineer […]The post NKP #765 Angry Stack Talk appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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N&W J611 4-8-4 Power Start

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The stack talk of the this locomotive is awesome! With a weight of 494,000 lbs., her 27×32 inch cylinders turn her 70 inch driver wheels, she handles the grades, no problem! Originally built for $251,000 in 1950 by N & W employees, her complete restoration costs ran upwards of $3,500,000 when finished. Some quick facts […]The post N&W J611 4-8-4 Power Start appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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Norfolk & Western’s Black Beauty

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Norfolk & Western’s J-611 truly is the “Queen of Steam”! Perhaps one of the best shots of this magnificent locomotive we’ve ever seen, J 611 put on a show for all during an excursion run in Asheville, North Carolina. The only thing smoother than the locomotive itself it her throaty whistle! Polished and shaped like […]The post Norfolk & Western’s Black Beauty appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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The Tehachapi Loop

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Considered a California Historical Landmark, the Tehachapi Loop draws rail fans from all over the world! Built by the Southern Pacific Railroad between 1874-1876, the “spiral” tracks are now owned by Union Pacific Railroad. The grade itself connects San Joaquin Valley to the Mojave Desert and the town of Mojave on the way to Los Angeles. […]The post The Tehachapi Loop appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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There are Two Major Kinds of WordPress

There are two major kinds of WordPress

  1. WordPress dot com – Free and paid WordPress in a turnkey hosted package
  2. Self-hosted WordPress – Sometimes called WordPress dot org (but that causes a good bit of confusion)

The two kinds of WordPress can be further divided into Several Kinds of WordPress

WordPress dot com – Free and paid WordPress in a turnkey hosted package

  1. WordPress Dot Com – The Free WordPress Hosting Service – This is a great place to start out with WordPress… A free account at WordPress will help you later if you move up to self-hosted WordPress! Especially if you wish to run Jetpack and Akismet
  2. WordPress Dot Com – The Paid and ‘VIP’ Hosting Services – You might like this product from WordPress Dot Com as you’ll get a high level of support and at the same time you’ll have WordPress with a safety net where you don’t need to worry much about the Day to Day maintenance or update duties.

Self-hosted WordPress – Sometimes called WordPress dot org (but that causes a good bit of confusion) – let’s just call it self-hosted!

  1. Self Hosted – On some server account somewhere
  2. Locally Hosted – On a server owned by the individual or
    company involved in using it
Self-hosted and Locally Hosted WordPress can be further divided into
  1. Single Installs
  2. Multisite
  3. Multiple Installs
  4. Multinetwork/Multisite

Alternatives to WordPress dot com

WPEngine – A fine hosting service that’s well worth the money

WordsRack – Another fine hosting service that’s well worth the money and is closely coupled to Cloudflare

GuidedWP – My own service where I specialize in solutions and working myself plum out of a job! I’ll work closely with your choice of webhosts.

 

Invite Your Friends Over For A CASE 150 Tractor Pull!

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Just don’t tell them you are going to put them to work! The Case 150 Steam Tractor was the largest steam tractor that was built back in the 1904. Known as a “road tractor” for its pulling power, it could handle pulling up to 36 or more plough bottoms at one time. Seen here in […]The post Invite Your Friends Over For A CASE 150 Tractor Pull! appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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Norfolk Southern Diesel Surprise !

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Looks can be deceiving at first! Where else but North Carolina would be a better setting for the “Roanoker”? Making runs in and around Greensboro, N&W J-611 sounds off with her fully throated whistle to make chills run up and down your spine! With a weight of 494,000 lbs., her 27×32 inch cylinders turn her […]The post Norfolk Southern Diesel Surprise ! appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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NKP #765 In The Cuyahoga Valley

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Set in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Nickel Plate Road provides fantastic scenery! Nickel Plate Road’s S-2 Berkshire type 2-8-4 steam locomotive #765 gives us a great display of the golden age of steam! Now serving as an excursion train, she is part of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad which is one of the […]The post NKP #765 In The Cuyahoga Valley appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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Two Iron Horses Versus Two Horses

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Even these stallions love Big Boy! These two horses are hardly intimidated by noise of the locomotives as they try to outpace Big Boy #4014 and UP #844 in Weber Canyon, Utah. In a truly magnificent shot, the horses are seen galloping along side the locomotives trying to keep up! Big Boy #4014 and UP […]The post Two Iron Horses Versus Two Horses appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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CSX Freight Versus Truck

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Grade crossing outwits truck driver! If you find yourself stuck on the tracks, you can always call the 1 800 number that is posted on the crossing signal or sign post. In this instance, the truck driver should have never have taken the center high grade crossing with his load. If he would have called […]The post CSX Freight Versus Truck appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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Union Pacific #3985 Leaving Chicago

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UP 3985 is shown making use of her articulated design! UP 3985 is seen making an early morning start getting ready to highball out of Chicago, Illinois. Built specifically to take on long grades like her cousin “Big Boy”, the #3985 Challenger was designed to pull freight fast up long grades without helper engines. UP […]The post Union Pacific #3985 Leaving Chicago appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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Nevada Northern’s #93 In Winter

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The Nevada Northern Railway is backdropped by the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Known as the “ore line”, the Nevada Northern Railway added track around the Ely area to other mines in the area and created a network hauling gold and silver ore. The Nevada Northern Railway was built by the Utah Construction Company in 1906 […]The post Nevada Northern’s #93 In Winter appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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AutoRack Turns Into Autowreck

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Bridge opens top of AutoRack cars like a can opener! Somewhere along the line, someone misjudged the bridge height when scheduling this consist. It is amazing the engineer did not feel the the commotion going on as it looks like he backed up and then continued forward again. High and wide AutoRack cars measure around […]

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Italian Tunnel Smoke Out

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2-8-0 Italian FS Class 740 holds up traffic! Located in scenic northwestern area of Italy near Acqui Terme railway station, the classic 2-8-0 Italian steam locomotive is seen blasting out the tunnel with tons of smoke following. The smoke is so thick that the stopped traffic has to wait for quite a while for it […]

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Nothing Wrong With These Tracks …..

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The Napoleon, Defiance &; Western Railroad #105 works its way over swamp land! Much of the 53 mile long stretch of rail is built over swamp ground and is in a poor state of repair. The current rated load capacity of the track is supposed to be 263,000 lbs. This time lapse video illustrates how […]The post Nothing Wrong With These Tracks ….. appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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BNSF Colorful Lash Up In Phoenix

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Santa Fe #642 dressed in her “WAR BONNET” colors leads the way on this colorful BNSF lash up of power. As always, there is plenty of freight action in the desert southwest including Arizona, California and New Mexico. This consist is shown in and around the Phoenix area as a mixed freight with oil tankers, […]The post BNSF Colorful Lash Up In Phoenix appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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NKP 765 On The Horseshoe Curve

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Whistles and steam are her specialty as she speeds towards Horseshoe Curve in Pennyslvania! The historic Nickel Plate Road once had 80 of these powerful locomotives which were supplied by both the American Locomotive Works and the Lima Locomotive Works in 1941 through 1944. The 2-8-4 wheel arrangement allowed an increase in the size of […]The post NKP 765 On The Horseshoe Curve appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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Norfolk & Western’s #1218 Back In Time

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Norfolk & Western’s #1218 makes short work of the grade to Chattanooga, Tennessee! Back in 1991, this excursion left Huntsville, Alabama, and climbed the grade outside of Chattanooga, Tenneesssee. Known for her powerful whistle, you could hear the locomotive miles away! Norfolk & Western’s #1218 is the sole survivor of the 43 built for Norfolk […]The post Norfolk & Western’s #1218 Back In Time appeared first on Train Fanatics.

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WordPress Website Assistance

For several years now I’ve offered to help people with the technical side of their WordPress based websites.

I’ve done that professionally and I also do some voluntary work. Most of my voluntary efforts are concentrated by answering questions on Quora.com and further by participating in the support forums at WordPress dot org.

Links below…

https://www.quora.com/

https://wordpress.org/support/

I’ve noticed a lot of new blogs and startup businesses with questions. If you need help… find me or someone like me on those outlets.

I’m also available for a fee… I’ll do the technical side of your system for a rate starting at $600.00 for three continuous days.

That pretty much covers anything except design elements within WordPress and its environments.

If you just need to talk then I’m here for that, too. No charge as my time allows and I’ll be glad to help you through planning, domain name selection, possibly some design elements, and web hosting choices.

I usually say a perfectly fine business website or personal blog can be had for about $35.00 initial outlay.

I’m here if you need me.

 

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What’s your compass? | Derek Sivers

from the book “Anything You Want”:

What’s your compass?

2011-07-02

Most people don’t know why they’re doing what they’re doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own.

They spend decades in pursuit of something that someone convinced them they should want, without realizing that it won’t make them happy.

Don’t be on your deathbed someday, having squandered your one chance at life, full of regret because you pursued little distractions instead of big dreams.

You need to know your personal philosophy of what makes you happy and what’s worth doing.

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