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#28374 - 10/09/12 06:30 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLV (145) [Re: saltydog]
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I've been out of state and missed the speech yesterday.

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#28376 - 10/09/12 09:29 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLV (145) [Re: Steve C]
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Originally Posted By: Steve C
What In The World Happened Here? CXLV (145):

       

Where, what, when, and what's nearby?

Since the cat is out of the bag:

What: Tehachapi Loop, a railroad loop where trains pass over themselves in the process of gaining or losing elevation. The loop is near Hwy 58 between Bakersfield and Tehachapi, CA. It is about a mile from Keene, CA, where the President dedicated a national monument on Oct 8, 2012, to Cesar Chavez, founder of the UFW.

Here's the entire picture with the horse:



I think this explains why wagga said the horse's name is NOT Chicken Little. The horse is standing at the edge of the "trench" where the trains head underneath the loop crossover on their way west to Bakersfield.


Here's the map (link)


Here's a Youtube video of a RB/B&B Circus Train on the loop, 7/6/2009:  Circus Train - Tehachapi Loop

Video with a train and a horse:  The SD40M-2 and the horse, at Walong (Tehachapi Loop)

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#28689 - 10/24/12 08:38 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVI (146) [Re: Steve C]
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What In The World Happened Here? CXLVI (146):

Now that snow has fallen on Whitney, we can get back to our winter games. I posted this earlier, but noticed that my post count was only 1318, so I deleted the post, did several more to make it right.

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#28691 - 10/24/12 10:11 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVI (146) [Re: wagga]
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146: Of course, as soon as you post again, the count will no longer be 1321.
grin

What I want to know is who is that dude?

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#28694 - 10/24/12 11:52 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVII (147) [Re: Steve C]
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What In The World Happened Here? CXLVII (147):

The Tehachapi train loop is special, but not the only one I think. There is only one crossing that is like this:



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#28703 - 10/25/12 11:59 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVI (146) [Re: wagga]
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That penny made the LA Times last month, but I am not claiming to have solved the puzzle because maybe I have an unfair advantage. Still, I will comment that the thing reminds me of Mahler.

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#28708 - 10/25/12 07:07 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVI (146) [Re: wagga]
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Victor D Brenner is out of this world.
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#28709 - 10/25/12 07:14 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVII (147) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
What In The World Happened Here? CXLVII (147):

The Tehachapi train loop is special, but not the only one I think. There is only one crossing that is like this:




If I found this set under my tree, I would be a Rich man and, agree that Yes, there is a Santa Claus.
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#28715 - 10/25/12 11:02 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVI (146) [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXLVI (146):

Now that snow has fallen on Whitney, we can get back to our winter games. I posted this earlier, but noticed that my post count was only 1318, so I deleted the post, did several more to make it right.



At first I thought that penny was counterfeit, since it appeared slightly different from other Lincoln pennies. But I guess it is the genuine article. A bit farther than most from its point of origin, though. Who would ever believe that a 9-year-old's dreams of "Joe the Martian" would lead to that penny? And I kind of like the dude in the upper left of the right-hand picture, myself.
 

Not sure of the 1321 significance, though. ...is the current post count any better?

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#28719 - 10/26/12 03:40 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVII (147) [Re: saltydog]
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Originally Posted By: saltydog
If I found this set under my tree, I would be a Rich man and, agree that Yes, there is a Santa Claus.


That was too easy for Salty, but then, there is only one in North America
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Crossing

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#28722 - 10/26/12 05:40 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVI (146) [Re: Steve C]
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Originally Posted By: Steve C
What In The World Happened Here? CXLVI (146):

Not sure of the 1321 significance, though. ...is the current post count any better?


5... 4... 3... 2... 1... LIFTOFF!
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#28730 - 10/26/12 08:54 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVI (146) [Re: wagga]
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> 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... LIFTOFF!

So... do you like your post count now? grin

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#28736 - 10/26/12 10:44 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVI (146) [Re: Steve C]
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Would have preferred:

10... 9... 8... 7... 6... 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... LIFTOFF!
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#28743 - 10/26/12 07:40 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVI (146) [Re: AlanK]
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
That penny made the LA Times last month, but I am not claiming to have solved the puzzle because maybe I have an unfair advantage. Still, I will comment that the thing reminds me of Mahler.

I was, of course, assuming that Alma referred ot Gustav as "Mahli."

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#28760 - 10/27/12 02:49 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVII (147) [Re: saltydog]
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Originally Posted By: saltydog
If I found this set under my tree, I would be a Rich man and, agree that Yes, there is a Santa Claus.

Would Pres. Davis have approved of a Yankee solving that puzzle?

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#28761 - 10/27/12 03:06 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVI (146) [Re: AlanK]
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We still don't have the event, so, another clue: ET phone home.

And the original posting count, (which was not quite exact), was a very good clue indeed.
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#28779 - 10/28/12 04:04 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVI (146) [Re: wagga]
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Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CXL (140):



Answer:

XTkP1pWgtgNwlkPKJbeeSMsJyKPtQ5CuEco61nkpuyJuzp4N/vJmSAovKiZndWN/AiWMDIilhYfNJult
PvmmHWe4fF82fki9etirj63J3LoXbMGdgdUv/0dvoQM+TCUcxolsSeW/IBOFEaW3D7fZNYpo1VYKibJZ
KnY6fsyiulI=

Use this decryptor with the password enozyentihw.

Play with it, anyway.
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#28793 - 10/29/12 10:38 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVI (146) [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
We still don't have the event, so, another clue: ET phone home.

And the original posting count, (which was not quite exact), was a very good clue indeed.


I thought that identfying the designer of the Lincoln penny as being "out of this world" (10/25 post) would have been enough to specify the event , but if you want explicit: the penny is attached to the Curiosity Mars rover as a calibration target, so I suppose the event would have been the first landing of US currency on Mars
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#28794 - 10/29/12 11:13 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLVI (146) [Re: saltydog]
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Originally Posted By: saltydog
I thought that identfying the designer of the Lincoln penny as being "out of this world" (10/25 post) would have been enough to specify the event , but if you want explicit: the penny is attached to the Curiosity Mars rover as a calibration target, so I suppose the event would have been the first landing of US currency on Mars.

More along the lines of a sporting event.
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#28795 - 10/29/12 11:29 AM Update: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX (29): [Re: wagga]
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Update: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX:





Peace at last for Ned Kelly.
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