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Old 11-20-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Great shots Berenice!
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:12 PM
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Mickies is still around? The place looks better than it did when I lived there. I doubt that I will ever see such big cinnamon rolls and pancakes again
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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I had a corned beef hash there for breakfast

Apologies for the poor quality of this photo - I snapped from the bus I was on as we approached Madison - is this an experimental light rail car and will Madison be getting a train service soon if it's successful?
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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I had a corned beef hash there for breakfast

Apologies for the poor quality of this photo - I snapped from the bus I was on as we approached Madison - is this an experimental light rail car and will Madison be getting a train service soon if it's successful?

By the look of the smiley I take it you were being sarcastic about the experimental rail car? If you weren't, what you saw was a rail road maintenance truck of some sort.
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Old 11-30-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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What I saw as the bus converged with the rail track was an auto pick-up truck but with what appeared to be the truck wheels removed and a pair of rail bogies substituted.(Is that the correct term for wheels on rail?)

I was amazed, never seen anything like it but it seems like a great idea for something like track inspection. On light railways in remote parts of the UK in the 1920s and 30s railway companies would sometimes convert motor coaches into railway vehicles in a similar way.

I didn't mean to appear sarcastic, just making a light hearted comment. I genuinely would like to know more about the vehicle.
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Old 11-30-2008, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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What I saw as the bus converged with the rail track was an auto pick-up truck but with what appeared to be the truck wheels removed and a pair of rail bogies substituted.(Is that the correct term for wheels on rail?)

I was amazed, never seen anything like it but it seems like a great idea for something like track inspection. On light railways in remote parts of the UK in the 1920s and 30s railway companies would sometimes convert motor coaches into railway vehicles in a similar way.

I didn't mean to appear sarcastic, just making a light hearted comment. I genuinely would like to know more about the vehicle.
No harm done.

It is pretty cool to see these vehicles on the tracks. They can also drive on the highway, they have the option of both highway and rail use.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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I hope you enjoy as much as I do some of the pictures I took of many of my favorite places in Madison back in June.

Lake Mendota


University of Wisconsin Library Mall


Shangri La


A Room of One's Own


Welcome to Willy Street (Marquette Neighborhood)


Ground Zero


Farmers' Market Artist on State Street


Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market


Farmers' Market
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Great pix Indi!
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:56 PM
 
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Thanks, Josh. My absolute pleasure. I'll be back again taking pics at the end of the month and the beginning of the New Year. Cheers...
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