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 on: Today at 04:27:42 PM 
Started by I-39 - Last post by SPAdriver
A lot of people in Atlanta wish now that the "Northern Arc" had been built.  Nashville ought to take note of that situation and at least start planning for an extension of I-840 before its too late. 

 on: Today at 04:24:48 PM 
Started by jon daly - Last post by Flint1979
Detroit is my local city of course and whenever I go to Tigers games I want to see an American League team playing the Tigers not some random National League team. I'd much rather see them play the Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles and so on more than once a year at each ballpark. When I was watching baseball growing up the Tigers would make two trips to each American League city and each American League team would make two trips to Detroit, it was a lot more fun that way because you played the teams you are battling for the division. The Tigers historically are an average team IMO, they've had some dominate years but have also had a lot of down years too.

 on: Today at 04:23:17 PM 
Started by webny99 - Last post by jakeroot
Since I'm right in between them, it's a toss-up:

- I've never driven any of the Vancouver Island freeways. I've only been there on foot. Only a couple hours drive/boat ride from Seattle.
- Never driven OR-217 (the Beaverton-Tigard Hwy). About 2.5 hrs from Seattle.

I've driven every freeway in Vancouver (the Lower Mainland) and Seattle. Most recent clinch was BC-11 (the Abbotsford-Mission Hwy); both sections in Abbotsford and Mission.

 on: Today at 04:19:10 PM 
Started by agentsteel53 - Last post by 20160805
For the record, the computer from which I'm typing this runs Windows 7 and Office 2007; I recently upgraded to 7 from XP in January 2017, and I really like both operating systems.  I've been using Office 2007 since 2014, and I really like both 03 and 07; I have no reason or desire to upgrade from this configuration anytime soon.  If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Consider upgrading to Windows 10 before Janauary 2020. Support for Windows 7 ends then, and you're creating a liability for yourself, and anyone else who might use your computer, by using an OS that isn't supported by security patches.

IMO, any OS that isn't supported by its creators should be considered "broke" for primary usage. Usage for historical purposes is different.
That would mean having used this perfectly good computer for only three years before getting rid of it  :rolleyes:

 on: Today at 04:18:38 PM 
Started by Tom89t - Last post by traffic light guy
Those are very old signals probably from the 1960's. I know they were around in 1972 when I had friends in some of those Hudson County cities.

Back in the 70s, the signal housing was banana yellow instead of brown

 on: Today at 04:14:44 PM 
Started by traffic light guy - Last post by jakeroot
Rarest signal still in service (AFAIK) would be the Bakelite Horni signal in East Rutherford, NJ. Only other one known to survive is a single section beacon in a private collection.

There could be several Horni signals in remote locations of the U.S. Trust me, this is a huge country

Possibly, but the west coast is not known for old setups. Neither is the Midwest, to my knowledge. Most old setups seem to be out east.

I don't think we have to "trust [you]" that this is a huge country. That's readily apparent looking at a map. :biggrin:

 on: Today at 04:13:47 PM 
Started by HPfromTN - Last post by SPAdriver
I've never heard of seen evidence of an outer loop and have been collecting Tennessee state official maps for years. 

 on: Today at 04:11:18 PM 
Started by HPfromTN - Last post by SPAdriver
Have driven between Nashville and Memphis via I-40 many, many, many times.  It's both boring and busy at the same time.  Only an 8 mile stretch north of Jackson breaks the endless monotony. 

US-70 is about the only decent alternative but you'll be hitting all the small towns - Brownsville, Humboldt, Huntingdon, Camden, Waverly, etc.  - before reaching the outskirts of either Nashville or Memphis.  There's a few 4-lane stretches but mostly 2-lanes. 

SR-100 east of Whiteville is pretty quiet and not particularly scenic.  Miles and miles of rural Tennessee. 

 on: Today at 03:56:48 PM 
Started by jon daly - Last post by jon daly
^^ Agree. I suppose interleague play is great if you live in Boston and want to see Clayton Kershaw or Bryce Harper play live and in person. But that doesn't help us ordinary slobs who rarely get to an MLB game.

 on: Today at 03:55:35 PM 
Started by webny99 - Last post by CtrlAltDel
As an inhabitant of the Chicago area, for me, it's either the part of I-355 south of I-55, or that little bit of I-65 between I-90 and I-80/94.

For both of these, it's due to these segments being out of the way for the routings I commonly travel.

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