The Greatest Job For The Greatest Person In The World

Hi all

As many of you fellow bloggers know, I do not work for myself. I have a manager/boss  (like most of you);

My manager is, of course, the greatest guy in the World.

Just recently he received a job offer that I know  woulds be the greatest thing for him:

Job Posting

To: Office CERA
The Connnecticut Trolley Museum has the following job opening:
 Business Manager
The Connecticut Trolley Museum is looking for a highly motivated candidate to fill the position of Business Manager. This position is a full time position (40 hours/week). The position includes management of museum operations including; all paid staff, the CTM gift shop including staffing and inventory, scheduling of visitor experience volunteers, charters, facility rental, and the events calendar for all activities taking place at the CTM, and assist in coordinating membership activities and in recruiting new members The Business Manager will also take the lead in developing and overseeing a comprehensive annual fundraising plan including; cultivating prospective donors, seeking out new sources of income and fundraising opportunities, writing, and managing grants, and organizing various databases. The Business Manager will represent the museum in the community including; representing and advocating professionally as a positive spokesperson for CTM with media, civic groups, governmental bodies, and with other organizations, and overseeing the development and implementation of marketing strategies to promote CTM’s programs, including social media and website management. For more details on the position including a job description and ideal candidate profile, please see the museum’s website at Please send your resume, salary requirements, and references to the Connecticut Trolley Museum attention CEO at the following address: P.O. Box 360 East Windsor, CT 06088-0360 or by email to The Connecticut Trolley Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
More details can be found on our website. We also have it on our Facebook page and would appreciate it if you could “share” it to help get the word out.
Who is he?
Ken Kinlock. A current member.




Rail helps PortMiami gain containerized cargo

On-dock intermodal rail helped PortMiami as it posted an increase of 15% in containerized cargo movements last fiscal year.

The port handled a total of 1,007,800 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs, of cargo in the year that ended Sept. 30, as Asian trade rose with multiple weekly service through three of the world’s four major cargo alliances.

Having spent more than $1 billion in capital infrastructure, the seaport now offers super post-panamax gantry cranes that can service cargo up to 22 containers wide and up to nine containers above deck and up to 11 below.

Part of the investment, upwards of $50 million, was the on-dock intermodal rail service, featuring three tracks each 3,000 feet long for the Florida East Coast Railway connection to the port, which was restored in 2013 after years of inactivity when past port directors said rail service to the port was outmoded and unnecessary.

Commodities carried range from garments to waste paper to refrigerated cargo.

The railway “currently moves about 45,000 containers annually at PortMiami and has the available capacity to handle up to 225,000 boxes yearly,” Jim Hertwig, the railway’s president and CEO, said in a statement last month.

As of July 28, the rail service had transported 8,420 cargo container units northbound from the port and 10,257 southbound into the port. The rail service was also moving empty containers for major shipping lines.

“We found a niche in the market,” Robert Navarro, port director for the railway, told Miami Today last summer. “Not only do we move loads, we will move empty containers for the [shipping] lines – what they call repositioning.”

Shipping lines move their empty containers, or empties, from one port to another. The port’s rail service has taken containers as far as California.

The rail service was operating seven days a week except for major holidays, Mr. Navarro said.

Establishing on-dock intermodal rail service has opened new markets for both the port and the railway, allowing containers at Port Miami to be loaded directly onto waiting trains, with the railway delivering truck-like service via its Cocoa terminal in Brevard County to the north and FEC Highway Services, the railway’s trucking arm.

The railway and the port together offer two-day delivery within the Southeast and say they can reach 70% of the US population within four days.

“Today we are well positioned to support vessels capable of hauling more than 10,000 TEUs and will continue to promote multi-modal shipping and support global trade into and out of South Florida alongside our partners at PortMiami,” Mr. Hertwig said.

“More than 10% of the TEUs handled at PortMiami are now delivered to or depart from the docks via a [Florida East Coast Railways] train,” Mr. Hertwig said, “an amount that could reach 25% when the larger post-panamax vessels call at PortMiami.”

The port is now welcoming larger vessels, said Port Director Juan M. Kuryla, as the only major global trade hub south of Virginia capable of handling the larger post-panamax ships.

Mr. Navarro said he’s done business with all major shipping lines but would like to add more cargo volume.

The rail service can carry up to 240 40-foot-equivalent-units on its 9,000 feet of track. When a train leaves the port, it rolls straight across the PortMiami bridge, crosses Biscayne Boulevard, then goes west to the Hialeah Rail Yard, where it is connected to the national rail system.

Said Mr. Kuryla, “Growth of international trade and commerce at PortMiami is only getting stronger.”

NY Central Railroad Accident 1960 at “BN”

Only 55 years ago, but things on a railroad are so different now! They do not use wreckers (steam cranes) anymore. Now contractors with tractors. No more cabooses! The big electric locomotive (“motor”) is only in museums. How many of those automobiles are still around?

Even the New York Central Railroad is gone!

BNwreck196002The wreck happened when a moving freight train rammed a stopped one on the Hudson Division.  The Hudson Division was blocked through the morning rush hour

No, I don’t know what happened to the engineer and fireman of the train that did the “ramming”.

BNwreck196003The collision occured about dawn on the bank of the Harlem River about a quarter of a mile below the Marble Hill Station. The conductor of the stopped train was killed. Inbound commuters were diverted to the IRT subway at Marble Hill.

BNwreck196004Evening rush hour began at 3pm when the “Ohio State Limited” headed from New York City to Cleveland.


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Comets 1 @ Marlies 7

The Utica Comets had no answers for the Toronto Marlies offense in a 7-1 loss at the Ricoh Coliseum on Sunday afternoon. The loss caps off the Comets 0-for-2 weekend north of the border.

Carter Bancks provided the goal-scoring for the Comets (1-0-1), while Richard Bachman suffered the loss by allowing four goals in just 12:11 of action.

The Marlies jumped out to an early lead just 3:44 into the game. Brett Findlay’s pass to Connor Brown appeared to be intercepted by LaBate in the slot. However, the mishandled puck found its way onto the stick of Brown who quickly flicked it past Bachman’s glove.

For the second game in a row the Marlies captured a 2-0 lead, this time courtesy of a David Kolomatis wrist shot into the top shelf.

In a span of exactly two minutes, Connor Brown scored his second goal of the game and T.J. Brennan added his 16th goal of the season to extend the home team’s lead to 4-0.

The second period had more of the same as a three-on-two rush just four-and-a-half minutes into the period ended with the Marlies fifth goal. T.J. Brennan dinged a shot off the crossbar-and-in for his second goal of the game.

With the Comets on their first power-play of the evening, the Marlies found a way to strike again. A pass from Rinat Valiev sprung Brendan Leipsic on a breakaway that he would not miss on.

The Comets finally got on the board late in the second period when Carter Bancks slipped the puck through the legs of Antoine Bibeau. Jordan Subban connected on a defense-breaking long pass from the Comets zone to set-up the breakaway. Jon Landry picked up the secondary assist.

The Marlies lead was extended to 7-1 when Mark Arcobello wristed a shot past Cannata after he skated through a pair of Comets defenders just under three minutes into the third period.

With the loss the Comets record drops to 18-17-3-3.

The Comets three-game road trip concludes next week at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY. The Comets and Albany Devils are scheduled for a 7p.m. puck drop.