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  1. Don't HAVE to tell us more. The obvious end. Nor...

    Don't HAVE to tell us more. The obvious end. Nor anything else, true enough.

    But "inquiring minds" are sorta curious - given massive engine and massive investment in time - as to the BEGINNING of...
  2. Keep yer earnings decent, life insurance coverage...

    Keep yer earnings decent, life insurance coverage LOW... and that could last a long time.
  3. "Amen" to that! A well-trained and experienced...

    "Amen" to that!

    A well-trained and experienced team of "Engineers", "Pioneers", "Sappers", "loadmasters", "cargo masters", wotever the label, any national or tribal "Army", "Navy" or "port" the...
  4. Exactly how G'Dad began his 44 years, B&O...

    Exactly how G'Dad began his 44 years, B&O Railroad. "Freight handler" age 17, pinch-bar, tote-muscles, and iron-wheeled rolling carts. "Roundhouse Foreman" and honorary "Station Master" on-exit, 44...
  5. Point. Good point. PM community just lost...

    Point. Good point.

    PM community just lost a(nother) member. Mac007 died whist rigging-out a slotter.

    No details but ... "the usual suspects" include a long road-trip, followed with even more...
  6. "The record" can be found in old advertising. But...

    "The record" can be found in old advertising. But it depended on dead-level steel rails, one case.

    1950's, IIRC.

    The "OLD, ORIGINAL" Black & Decker... who USED TO make a serious-decent line of...
  7. Lot more than that. But I had a Platoon of Combat...

    Lot more than that. But I had a Platoon of Combat Engineer Officer Candidate trainees to teach...

    :)

    Now and then they'd teach US, and earn the highest praise Belvoir had to give:

    "That WAS...
  8. That scale well. 4400 lb Alzmetall, I hafta lay...

    That scale well. 4400 lb Alzmetall, I hafta lay an 8-foot 4" X 6" across the table, hang it out about five feet to git enuf leverage.

    No rollers. Sheet galvanized and oil, rather.
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