Thank you Burlington, Iowa!

Thank you Burlington, Iowa!

Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

August 28th, 2008, 7:08 pm #1

For an unscheduled stop, the people in Burlington were so gracious and helpful to the Ship and Crew! While we waited for the ship to be cleared to go on up river, we had some time to do maintenance, cleaning and a bit of R&R... We appreciate all of the help and kindness show us as we visited your Port!




Now just what are those Snipes up to????


It used to be we just had to worry about piracy on the high seas....


And the deck force isn't idle either.... yes, that IS a parachute casting some shade on the main deck.
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

August 28th, 2008, 9:41 pm #2



Hirom Brownell




John Noonan, Cook




Brent Johnson

Welcome Aboard!!!!
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Joined: June 27th, 2005, 1:26 am

August 28th, 2008, 10:01 pm #3

For an unscheduled stop, the people in Burlington were so gracious and helpful to the Ship and Crew! While we waited for the ship to be cleared to go on up river, we had some time to do maintenance, cleaning and a bit of R&R... We appreciate all of the help and kindness show us as we visited your Port!




Now just what are those Snipes up to????


It used to be we just had to worry about piracy on the high seas....


And the deck force isn't idle either.... yes, that IS a parachute casting some shade on the main deck.
Should we go down to the station & hand the guys a sandwich every day as they pass by? (like "won't you come home Bill Bailey")
Did they jump ship & hitch a ride on the train?
What's the story on the parachute.... never seen that before but it's ideal for providing shade on the deck.... can we keep it?
Great pics.... sure makes us sad we had to come home... you know we'd rather be with the ship & all of you than here!
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Joined: March 19th, 2006, 12:13 am

August 29th, 2008, 11:21 am #4

Those snipes and mechanics all think alike - they're probably comparing the parts on that engine to the ship's engines.

Our crewmembers are amazing at what they can get accomplished when they put their minds to it. I saw the video of Kenny driving the DUKW from the river into the ship at Hannibal and it made me think - you don't suppose they were able to get the train engine into the tank deck before they left do you? LOL!!!
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

August 30th, 2008, 3:26 pm #5

Many train locomotives used the same engines as LSTs did...

My first view of a 12-567 Diesel was in an old locomotive at a Burlington Northern yard in Montana....

Most likely, Ad and his Snipe crew were scouting for parts!!!
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