Organization of Timetables

Discussion in 'Timetables' started by klrwhizkid, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    What does everyone think of organizing the timetables by division rather than just posted in loose threads in this forum?
    I would create sub-forums for each division and then work to move the timetables/discussions into the appropriate sub-forum. I think it would make searching for timetables much easier for us and visitors.
     
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  2. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Sounds very good, Keith. Thank you for being willing and considering such effort.
     
  3. tomd6 (Tom Duggan RIP 2/11/2018)

    tomd6 (Tom Duggan RIP 2/11/2018) Passed Away February 11, 2018

    Yes, I think it would be useful to organize on a divisional basis. Thank you for volunteering.
     
  4. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    With retirement just around the corner you obviously need something to do.

    GS
     
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  5. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Actually, my wife asked me, "After you retire, am I going to see you?" That is an indication of how busy she is thinking I will be and she probably isn't far from accurate. My response to her was "Will you want to see me?"
     
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  6. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Keith asked his sweetie:

    {My response to her was "Will you want to see me?"}

    So, did she reply "probably not"?
     
  7. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Keith -
    Great idea. I probably should have been doing that a long time ago. Let me know how I can help.

    Maybe she'll want to think it over - my father-in-law often put in 60+ hour weeks for 42 years at a military school. When he was retired, we were concerned that my mother-in-law would be seeing too much of him. :)
     
  8. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Her response was, "At least from time to time - I'd like to travel some."
     
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  9. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    So here's how it will work; I will create a sub-forum for each of the divisions and one for Public Timetables; Northern, Eastern, Central, Western, Southern, Southwestern, River and Public. Then the staff and administrators can begin working with me, moving threads to the appropriate sub-forums. There should be a separate thread for each unique timetable so it will be easier to search. We will have to break some posts out of threads to create new threads and we will have to move posts with relevant comments to the right threads.

    The format for each Employee Timetable thread title will be; XX Division ETT nn Month Day, Year.
    The format for each Public Timetable thread title will be; Public Timetable Month Day, Year.

    So we will have to do some thread title editing along the way to make it consistent as well.

    Any posts that are not specific to a timetable, or are general questions will be left in their original location.
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2017
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  10. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I have begun the moves.
     
  11. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Again, thanks much for undertaking this task. The ETT data should be sooo much easier to find/access during times of personal research.
     
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  12. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I have made some good progress, but it can be tedious. I am being diligent about getting things where they need to go and cleaning up thread titles along the way.
     
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  13. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I have completed the movement of all timetables that were previously posted. I will be adding more from the Richard E. Napper Memorial Collection as I have time to scan them now that I can clearly see what we have so far.

    Here is the challenge: ALL of you that have a timetable that is not posted, it is up to you to make it available either by scanning or sending to us and preserve it here on Frisco.org.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2017
  14. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    More timetables are on the way.

    Mark Davidson (mark) and I finished scanning all 185 of the timetables from the Richard E. Napper Memorial Collection and I am working on the scanned pdf files to prepare them for posting. To speed up the scanning process and keep image registration, we scanned them with odd pages upright and even pages inverted, also with a larger frame than the page to avoid losing part of a page. I have to open each file, invert the even pages and then crop each page. Approximately 4070 images overall.
     
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  15. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

  16. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Wonderful job Keith.

    Where will they be filed in frisco.org?

    I have several ETT's - I'll need to find them first, but I'll certainly check that you already have them. If not, I'll let you know.

    Any thoughts about doing this for the public TT's (whew!)

    K
     
  17. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Keith,

    Let me add my thanks as well. I saw and added my "like" for two Northern Division ETTs that I will use as part of the operations scheme for my layout.

    -Bob T.
     
  18. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Mark and I did not scan the few PTTs (Public TimeTables) that Richard had, but I could go back and do that. The PTTs have their own location. Everyone please note the thread naming convention I used for posting timetables. It makes them easier to scan through. Also, if you scan timetables, please use at least 200 dpi resolution and pdf file format if possible.
     
  19. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    More of the Richard E Napper Memorial collection timetables have been posted. I discovered a couple that will have to be re-scanned.
     

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