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Caption This for 3/11/16

Posted March 10, 2016 4:45 PM by LakeGrl

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03/10/2016 5:01 PM

Top of plan is North I think....?

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03/10/2016 5:09 PM

Things don't look so good as we head to the poles!

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03/10/2016 6:41 PM

you bunch of dummy's... Those aren't railroad tracks..... Those are boundries lines between townships..... Look at the plat maps.

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03/10/2016 7:34 PM

Us electrical engineers call that split-rail design.

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03/10/2016 8:35 PM

We guarantee you wont get lost on our rail system, just follow the sign posts.

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03/10/2016 11:30 PM

Train? What train?

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03/11/2016 3:22 AM

What came first: The Pole or the Track?

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03/11/2016 5:15 AM

No, the rail track should be over-head, put the pillars fast and lay the line.

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03/11/2016 7:07 AM

Deleted scene from the movie "Unstoppable"!

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03/11/2016 7:44 AM

Johnny is on track with testing the theory of why one would not touch it with a 10-foot pole

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03/11/2016 8:08 AM

Casey, always the rebel, left his mark after the management placed the Don't Post While Driving placard in his shinny new engine.

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03/11/2016 8:26 AM

Don't worry, I've reported this to CR4. This annoying post will be removed soon.

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03/11/2016 8:56 AM

The Obama Administraction has awarded a multi-billion dollar contract exclusively to CGI Federal for rebuilding this nations infrastructure with 'shovel ready' jobs. Here is an example of what they already accomplished....

There are delays as well as cost overruns

This is just another legacy of this administration.

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03/11/2016 9:17 AM

GA phoenix911

How appropos. That was my thought exactly. That pier only cost "We the People" $10,437,229.61. There are 100 more to be built in the next 24 years.

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03/11/2016 9:19 AM

GA,... HA!....

I don't get too excited.... anything critical of this administration, liberal minions will knock out any GA.

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03/11/2016 10:13 AM

Just like the conservative lackeys will knock out any GA critical of a GOP administration.

Quit throwing stones at your neighbor while you both still have SOME windows left in your greenhouses.

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03/11/2016 11:42 AM

Yes, I agree there are also conservatives extremists... but you've proved my point.

Feel better Mr. Anonymous?, remember.....

  • Don't get too excited
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03/11/2016 2:08 PM

Phoenix has it: he's got his account behind his political views. You're a bold AP.

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03/11/2016 3:50 PM

Maybe you should read the rules.

Posts and comments should be of a technical nature and involve some aspect of engineering, science or technology.

Posts focusing on politics or religion will probably be removed. There are plenty of places on the Web to talk about politics or religion. CR4 isn't one of them.

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03/12/2016 1:35 PM

Hypocrisy runs rapid.

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03/12/2016 1:37 PM

It also runs rampant.

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03/11/2016 10:09 AM

When one 'one-track mind' planner meets another.

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03/11/2016 10:14 AM

Attention passengers! On the count of three I need everyone to run to the left hand side of your rail cars!

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03/11/2016 10:17 AM

I've heard it called the "California bullet train to nowhere", I just didn't know they were being so literal!

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03/11/2016 10:32 AM

LynDoor™ Industries, RailTek Div. finishes another Amtrak project on time and under budget.

We don't do signs, that's another division.

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03/11/2016 10:47 AM

Veteran Brakeman to greenhorn hostler,

"When I said we'd be poling cars down that siding this is not exactly what I meant."

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03/11/2016 11:51 AM

While reading the plans: "10 Meters... 10 Yards...what's the difference? It can't matter that much!"

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03/11/2016 11:59 AM

Look! Donald Trump's campaign train, heading this way!

I approve this post!

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03/11/2016 12:11 PM

Another campaign gallop pole?

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03/11/2016 1:03 PM

Let's up him up front!

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03/11/2016 12:12 PM

The latest pole numbers on the new railway is

1 for

and

1 against

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03/11/2016 12:44 PM

The results are tracking and expected to be tied throughout the pole

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03/11/2016 12:48 PM

Welcome to the new federally fund training facility for train engineers.

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03/11/2016 1:17 PM

"Look Joe, the POLEish tracklayers are back at it again."

With apologies to our members who hale from Poland.

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03/11/2016 1:20 PM

Przepraszam?

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03/14/2016 9:17 AM

Gesundheit!

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03/14/2016 10:07 AM

Dziękuję Ci

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03/14/2016 2:10 AM

You beat me to the same answer.

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03/11/2016 3:34 PM

Looks like a good candidate for a rail trail...

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03/13/2016 6:48 AM

Life inside the LHC from the viewpont of an electron. The result is unavoidable, but the outcome is only relatively predictable!!

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03/13/2016 8:54 AM

Commie Core math strikes again!

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03/13/2016 10:47 PM

Well I was given an 18 foot truss for this span and not a 24 footer so what was I supposed to do? Nothing?

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03/14/2016 10:31 AM

Come one! Come all!

See the amazing pole dancing train car! Fares are guaranteed to be swollen as this trolley shakes her caboose.

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03/14/2016 10:39 AM

What a wonderful idea! I wonder why I didn't think of that.

Can I have a go at it?

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03/14/2016 9:59 PM

Support for Trump is "ON TRACK" to stop the Hillary campaign train.

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03/15/2016 8:32 AM

The liberal leaders say (Reid, Pelosi, Hilary, Obama) , every thing is fine, FULL SPEED AHEAD!

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