• Turkeys on Ramsey platform

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  by sullivan1985
 
jimzim66 wrote:No boxcar. Duh. It's obviously going to be Santa and his reindeer trying to board during the rush. :-D
Excuse me sir, no magical sleds on the train during peak hours. You'll have to wait till the peak ends or lock it up at the station.

  by sixty-six
 
So, Santa locks his sleigh at the station. Would the reindeer be considered service animals?

  by Uzi-Cat
 
So, Santa locks his sleigh at the station. Would the reindeer be considered service animals?
Yeah, but when nobody was looking, I would kick them all off.
  by CarterB
 
Turkeys were heard from this am via email (using the hunt and peck typing method).....

".....Thanks to NJT...our family of 12 boarded a Westbound train at Ramsey stopped over for some 'peckings and beers at Suffern' and got off in Otisville, where we safely visited our relatives for the holiday!! While the 'roosts' left a little to be desired (hard to hang on with our feet) it was otherwise quite a nice ride."

  by sixty-six
 
wpdj61 wrote:
So, Santa locks his sleigh at the station. Would the reindeer be considered service animals?
Yeah, but when nobody was looking, I would kick them all off.
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Looks like someone is getting coal is his stocking this year...

  by boxcar
 
Coal and a certified letter from the sheriff.

boxcar

  by nick11a
 
boxcar wrote:Coal and a certified letter from the sheriff.

boxcar
He deserves nothing less.

  by Uzi-Cat
 
I'll take that coal anyday. The company gives me a lot of something which looks like coal but is nowhere near as pleasant.

By the way, I once had a sparrow on my train. We took him from Dover to Mt. Tabor. It took me that long to catch him. Fortunately, he was not in the cars where the passengers were. I guess, technically, I threw him off at Tabor. At least he had no sob story of why he didn't have a ticket.

  by sixty-six
 
wpdj61 wrote:I'll take that coal anyday. The company gives me a lot of something which looks like coal but is nowhere near as pleasant.

By the way, I once had a sparrow on my train. We took him from Dover to Mt. Tabor. It took me that long to catch him. Fortunately, he was not in the cars where the passengers were. I guess, technically, I threw him off at Tabor. At least he had no sob story of why he didn't have a ticket.
Maybe all that chirping and fluttering was a sob story in itself :-P

  by sullivan1985
 
jimzim66 wrote:Maybe all that chirping and fluttering was a sob story in itself :-P
The bird was obviously on drugs and spent all of it's money on a cheap high and couldn't afford the $1.50 fare.

  by boxcar
 
Not good Scott, Mt. Tabor is an unsafe station to throw off a sparrow. The Blue Jays are rough in that area. I hope he doesn't cherp to customer servive. The Sheriff might get involved.

Boxcar

  by Uzi-Cat
 
Maybe all that chirping and fluttering was a sob story in itself
Definitely not. All the sob stories I hear always start like this....

Passenger approaches me on the platform and it goes like this.

Passenger - "Yo check it out right!"
Me - NO!
Passenger - "Yo I just got robbed..."
Me - (I cut him off mid sentance) "NO!"
Passenger - "But I lost my ticket, I had one and I got...."
Me - (Again cutting him off) - "NO!"
Passenger - "Yo man you are cold"
Me - "YES!"

The Sparrow definitely didn't have this approach. I did have to chase him around the train though. At least he didn't try hiding in the bathroom. The little turd would let me get within 5 feet of him and then fly straight through 3 cars. Finally I figured out that I should close the doors as I left each car.
The bird was obviously on drugs and spent all of it's money on a cheap high and couldn't afford the $1.50 fare.
He was obviously down on his luck and just needed a lift. I heard about a pretty popular feeder in the Denville area and I think he was just trying to make it there. I think he let me catch him at Tabor knowing full well that he wanted off there anyway.
Not good Scott, Mt. Tabor is an unsafe station to throw off a sparrow. The Blue Jays are rough in that area. I hope he doesn't cherp to customer servive. The Sheriff might get involved.
Howard, the bluejays like to sleep in. You are usually safe there till about 11AM. After that, forget it. If all customer service is as inept as those at Secaucus, I don't have anything to worry about. I have it on good authority that the local PD are having their way with the sheriff. Seems as though he lost his license and is having some legal trouble. Mumbles knows can tell you all about that.

  by boxcar
 
Any turkey sightings this year?

Boxcar

  by njt5446
 
boxcar wrote:Any turkey sightings this year?

Boxcar
There's plenty around Three Bridges, but I haven't seen or heard of any urbanites yet!

  by sullivan1985
 
boxcar wrote:Any turkey sightings this year?

Boxcar
Plenty from the engineers window on the Tier. Usually followed by a large thud.
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