Re: [Z_Scale] Re: Question is there any interested in work apron stop parts hitting floor
- Hi Bob,
Way back when... I lived and worked there for
the Marine Minerals and Technology Center and
also for Charles Warren Callister, architects.
Many of the architect's drafting offices were converted
from the old SP railroad line houses that followed the tracks.
The SP rail apron was right out my window and still working.
Tiburon was quaint and not many tourist
had even heard of it. Sausalito was the big deal
in those days. Today a tourist would wonder
why he even visited Tiburon, it is not that
interesting anymore, unless you like looking
at apartment condos and parking lots.
It's over! El gone-o. Just like the big historic
depots that we used to have in our major cities.
On Apr 30, 2009, at 10:48 AM, Bob Scherzer wrote:
> Do you live in Tiburon Reynard? I was just out in Sausalito
> visiting my daughter and we looked at Tiburon every morning and
> evening. I would have waved at you if I had known you were that
> close. We visited some garden railroads while we were there, no z
> Bob in Kalamazoo, MI
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Reynard Wellman <micron@...> wrote:
> > Hi Loren,
> > You're the one who started the "disappear into thin air" phrase.
> > I just copy and paste your colorful language because I'm ambitious.
> > What were we talking about ? Railroad aprons! I remember the
> > Southern Pacific one in Tiburon California. It was cool watching
> > freight cars unloading at the apron. Z scalers could do this
> > and it wouldn't take up half your house to model it.
> > Today Tiburon has been condominimized wall to wall,
> > bay to sky. All that real estate and no money to buy it.
> > Angel island to Belverdere, no apron, no charming
> > trains of boxcars North to Novato, Sometimes folks
> > make poor choices with resources... like the original
> > Penn Station in New York city.
> > Reynard
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