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Ken Ziebarth
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MOW area on my NP Miles City diorama
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As information before trucks the railroads would run a supply work train on most divisions once a month. This train would have a box car for supplies from the division store house, a gondola car of coal, and flat cars and/or gons of track material for delivery to the section crews. The train ran with two cabooses, one for the train crew and one for the section men who unloaded supplies at each station, interlocking tower, m of w section building, B&B building, mechanical department building, etc. The coal was hand shoveled into the coal bins by the section men.
In the Southwest the stations and other major buildings often had cisterns under them to hold drinking water. A tank car of potable water would also be in the supply train to fill them up.
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Central Montana, summer 1975.
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Awesome picture =)
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Another, from The New York Times
The work, commissioned by the Lyric Opera of Chicago, is based on a novel about terrorists, written by Ann Patchett.
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Are any of you in or near Chicago? Did you go to, or have you seen a review of Bel Canto??
I'm eagerly anticipating my visit to see it in January!
Ken Z
Boulder
 
From WFMT's website:

Monday, December 7, 2015, 7:15 pm  

Composer Jimmy López Libretto by Nilo Cruz Based on the novel by Ann Patchett In Spanish, English, Japanese, Russian, German, French, Latin and Quechua, with projected English titles Ann Patchett's best-selling novel Bel Canto took the literary world by storm — now, in a new work curated by Lyric's creative consultant, Renée Fleming, this riveting story inspired by a real-life event becomes a powerful opera.

Superstar American diva Roxane Coss has flown to Peru to sing at the vice president's home for a visiting Japanese mogul who is an opera buff. Dignitaries of every nationality are there — but an international crisis explodes when terrorists storm the mansion and take everyone hostage. Isolated for months, unlikely alliances form between captors and captives as fear and anger mingle uneasily with desire and even love. Music is the one universal language — but can it draw forth the humanity that exists in us all?

An extraordinary international cast is led by Danielle de Niese, who caused a sensation as Lyric's Cleopatra in 2007. Sir Andrew Davis teams up with Kevin Newbury (Anna Bolena) for this world premiere with a libretto by Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz and music by Jimmy López, a native of Peru and "one of the most interesting young composers anywhere today." Chicago Sun-Times.
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That's great news!

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Deer Lodge, MT, 2011
"Reverse Anachronism", vehicles older than rolling stock.
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O.O thats awesome a other display next by little joe and the emd e9 and now a milwaukee road caboose =) 
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Near the end. Miles City, winter, 1973.
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Awesome =)
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Milwaukee Road - Northern Pacific interchange track, Miles City, MT, summer 1975. Sign shows exact location of the jurisdiction change.
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that cool
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Chicago Tribune review, behind a paywall on their website, but accessible through the Google News app.
Seldom has a new opera been overtaken by real-life events quite to the degree that "Bel Canto" has at Lyric Opera of Chicago.
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"Bel Canto," Lyric Opera of Chicago's first main stage world premiere in more than a decade, was in rehearsal when terrorist attacks upended Paris last month, and it opened Monday night at the very moment that new facts about the terrorists behind the massacre in San Bernardino, Ca., were still being uncovered. And such painful timeliness could work in two ways.
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I listened to this on WFMT and really enjoyed. It is pleasant to hear a contemporary opera where there is a recognizable melody. (Unlike Adams who makes me cringe.) Also, I really enjoyed Ann Patchett's book. I would love if this opera would travel to the Pacific NW.
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On the tail of the westbound California Zephyr, July 12, 2014, Denver Union Station.
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Excellent i like it =) ken
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West of Forsyth, MT, winter, early '70s.
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that good picture of the diesel motive power Awesome =)
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Near the end. Miles City, summer 1975.
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Excellent =)
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Grandfather, Opera Fan, Model Railroader, Hiker, Geographer, Recovering Astrophysicist
Introduction
Retired GIS Professional, Grandfather, Opera Fan, Model Railroader, Hiker, Recovering Astrophysicist.
Married to Charlotte Ziebarth, Digital Textile Artist, 49+ years!
Lucky to live in Boulder, Colorado
 
Grew up(?) in Miles City, Montana.  Custer County High School, Class of 1960.
Undergraduate:  Montana State University (then College), Bozeman, 1960-1965.  BS Physics
Graduate:  University of Colorado, 1965-1970. 
  PhD Astrophysics
Graduate:  University of Calgary, 1974-1976.
  M Environmental Design
 
Employed in Boulder County Land Use Department 1978-2009.
 
Major retirement interests:
Opera (the theatrical/musical kind)
Model Railroading
Cosmology, Particle Physics
Education
  • Montana State University - Bozeman
    BS General Studies/Physics, 1960 - 1965
  • University of Calgary
    MEDes Environmental Science, 1974 - 1976
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    PhD Astrophysics, 1965 - 1970
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    in Boulder, present
  • Boulder County
    Land Use Planner, 1978 - 2009
  • Boulder County
    Land Use GIS Manager, 1990 - 2009
  • Boulder County
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Bozeman - Miles City - Calgary