Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Friday, September 2, 2011


Well another day with up early and coffee with my bride, Went over to my Brothers house today, he had a program that will show me the dispatcher screens of the major railroads where I usually go to take pictures, talk about neat you get the same screen as the train dispatcher and shows the track layout and signal indications and track occupancy lights for the district you are at. You can actually check the progress of where the trains are at any given time. Of course you need to have an internet connection, but one day I will have a mi-fi and that will be taken care of. until then if you park near a wi-fi hotspot like McDonalds it will work. Talk about technology advances when I was dispatching with the Union Pacific in 1999 we were just getting those computer displays.
So far it was another scorcher today. so I have the truck back in the garage and it will stay there for the weekend.
I will sit out the holiday weekend and then maybe next week will head to the Lake. Have to check again though for when our company will get here.
Hope everyone has a good holiday. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..


  1. I wouldn't want to drive anywhere this weekend, and by next weekend you should have a great time with much less hassle.

  2. Thanks hope your Holiday weekend is great too!
    Have fun

  3. I don't blame you for staying put this weekend Sam....Stay cool,,,

  4. Have a nice Labor Day weekend!! Enjoy and take care!

  5. Really glad to read you are spending time with your brother.