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5 hours ago, twostepn2001 said:

Well l'm back!!  Been in the hospital for the past 3 weeks. like the TV commercial says "Help! l've fallen and can't get up!" l fell in the bathroom and couldn't get up on my own. Wife called 911 and some cops and EMT's came and got me up. Long story short, l had a severe UTI infection and made me so weak l couldn't motorvate so they took me to the hospital. l was there for a week until they got that under control, then they sent me to a re-hab hospital to build my strength back up and be able to get up out of the floor on my own. l had my phone with me while there but couldn't do FB very well on it and don't know how to do Red Power forums on it either. They finally discharged me yesterday so l'm back home and terrorizing everybody on the computer again. Sure is nice to be back!!

twostepn2001, I'm glad to know you are back and better. That sounds like a heck of a predicament to be in. I have other things that I can relate to being OLD, that I didn't have when I was young. My wife has had some times when she can't get up either. She's gotten a "free" ride in an ambulance twice. I never have ridden in one. Maybe I'm not missing out on that much?? Anyway, it's good to have you back! Gary😉

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Glad to have you back in action Twostepn.  Hang in there, we're pulling for ya!

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Great to see you back Twostepin !

    Take care and watch for those UTI's , they will knock you down if ignored.

   Don't ask how I know !

      God Bless you !

     Tony

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On 11/26/2023 at 9:04 PM, MT Matt said:

No not many people there but I’d say more than 10. Maybe they forgot a zero.  😂. Bar/restaurant and a small summer store is about it. It used to have an elementary school but now the school bus from St. Regis collects all the “West End” kids.

I know of the east portal but not much else.  It’s part of the Hiawatha trail now. Never heard of Ravenna. I asked the coffee crew about it today and they hadn’t heard of Ravenna either. They said the east portal has been closed for a long time. Sorry, I’m not much help. 

I appreciate you asking around.

Ravenna is a railroad designated place along 90, well east of Missoula.

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Missoula....↓ top left corner....

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This is how it looks from the highway....

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Not my pics. Can't find 'em when I need 'em.... of course. :v)

Always thought it would make a very cool house. Then again it's along 90, so my idea probably number 41,646,871,804 &  5/16, after everyone else's.

Can't find my book that covers the abandonment of the tunnel at East Portal. Want to say it collapsed at one end.

There used to be a large substation, speeder sheds & two small company houses there, on the NE end of the tunnel.

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This is an obscured view of the tunnel portal, which would be back, over the right shoulder of the photographer in the above pic. The switch to bottleneck the twin mainline to single track for the tunnel would be right behind him also.

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↑ Credit for photo above goes to brownlg34 on Flicker. ↑

Nothing left but the bare foundations today. ↓↓

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There's pictures out there of the two houses, so buried in snow, that they look like two drifts. They both had a door on the roof so the snow can get cleared & the station maintainers can shovel their way to the substation. Will post those pics when I find them.

A couple bonus pics....

A Little Joe & brace of SD40-2s working their way along the Clark Fork.

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Here's the west bound Empire Builder at Ringling. Going to guess it detoured off of the GN or NP for some reason. The shiny new SDP40Fs put the date between June of '73 & June of '74 when the pan's dropped for the last time from under the wire on the Lines West of the Milwaukee Road. The slight chance exists that the juice is off & the line crews haven't pulled the wires down yet. "¯\_(ツ)_/¯ "

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Will check back soon with more pics.

Mike

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1 hour ago, Tonyinca said:

Great to see you back Twostepin !

    Take care and watch for those UTI's , they will knock you down if ignored.

   Don't ask how I know !

      God Bless you !

     Tony

Hope you're doing well too, Tony!!

Mike

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I had a visitor from Great Falls Thursday at Silver Creek. Tubacase47 had been to Helena, just to get "out of Dodge" then stopped by. I took 2 photos of the two of us with my phone, but they're right side up in the phone, but upside down when I post them here. So I turned them upside down in the phone and filed them, then posted them here, but they were still upside down. So just one of Tom Railsback.

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A file photo of my great grandson Colt back on my birthday in August. He was "driving" IH Farmall M Toot.

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My daughter sent me this photo of Colt. He lost one front tooth on Thanksgiving and the other the next day! I'll bet I know which song he sings for Christmas this year. All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!

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I don't know much else. So I'm just throwing some stuff on from Facebook.

Spring potato planting. An AC tractor? I dunno.

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Loosening carrots before picking, so they don't break.

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Harvesting potatoes. I think the way we used to do it with an F-20 and potato digger, putting the spuds in burlap sacks would be easier than in wooden barrels?

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It's a good thing one of my Facebook friends identified this John Deere as an "A" it's identified. Otherwise it would be unidentified!

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A boy in his pedal Speedster! That's be worth a few hundred bucks today!

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Self explanatory.

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A 1940s International Harvester Company parts department.

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An IH Farmall with corn harvesting equipment of some kind. (I'm not from corn country!)

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I'm pretty sure this Farmall H is hauling in Corn to be cribbed!

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A Farmall A-C remodeled by a company for spraying Christmas trees. Or swinging!

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I left the North Dakota Facebook heading on this photo. Since Lena isn't on the IH Farmall Cub, I think that first word was supposed to be "Ol' "??  Gary😁

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14 minutes ago, twostepn2001 said:

Just in case anyone plans on traveling by air this Christmas season.......

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I wanna be a lookout all by myself at the outer edge of the wing!  Quiet and plenty of legroom..  

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I don't have much to post, nor do I know anything! I do know Christmas is coming soon.

The celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior. I doubt he was born on December 25th, but we need to celebrate His coming to earth in such a miraculous way sometime, and that day is as good as any.

I think I got this IHC McCormick-Deering Farmall Regular prototype from Facebook? I don't know if it still exists or not?

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This was on Facebook. Sadly this IH Farmall H has been left to rot. But there are those of you young guys who could get this ol' girl running and restored again.

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I've taken a little better care of Annie, our 1939 IH Farmall H. But, she's an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm

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This was a Farmall A from a 1942 photo of a woman taking care of things since very likely her husband is fighting a war? Maybe not. Maybe she just loves driving Farmall tractors? One of those levers goes back to that upper lift set of arms. So NO hydraulic, but it does have an electric starting system, judging by that rear work light.

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My 1940 IH Farmall A, Tony, has those levers, but not hooked to anything right now. She had a plow before I got her. She doesn't have an electrical system either. But she is an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm as well!

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I'm hoping one of you can refresh my old senile brane with what this old COE truck is? Was it built by International? I remember seeing them years ago, but my "rememberer" doesn't function as well on periphery things like this anymore. I'm not even certain what "Armed Forces" time period this would be? Could be WWII, perhaps? Likely later? Gary🤔

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the picture of the farm wife on the A reminds me of grandpa working for 

Bell Telephone during WW2 and growing corn/ cultivating in the evening

sure would like to find his A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Old Binder Guy said:

I'm hoping one of you can refresh my old senile brane with what this old COE truck is? Was it built by International? I remember seeing them years ago, but my "rememberer" doesn't function as well on periphery things like this anymore. I'm not even certain what "Armed Forces" time period this would be? Could be WWII, perhaps? Likely later? Gary🤔

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Yes, that looks like an IH D-300/400/500 from the late 1930's, although there were others, particularly Whites, that had a similar profile.  And I think that would definitely be a WWII slogan.

 

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