Dubuque Fighting Saints Week 11 (v Hierarchs)

This week I played Archbishop Jackels & Bishops Malloy & Morlino. Bishop Nickless was off.

Next week Bishop Malloy will have the week off.

Total points – 14 points

Archbishop Jackels – 6 points

17 July 2013 – Telegraph Herald Interview about his receiving the pallium in June (Love how the TH will put tons of things in that are NOT important, but wait until later for things that should have been important – 3 points

20 July 2013 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Hiawatha, Ordination of 11 Permanant Deacons – 3 points

Bishop Malloy – 5 points

5 Top o the morning videos – 5 points

Bishop Morlino – 3 points

19 July 2013 – Mass & Dedication, Camp Grey, Baraboo – 3 points

Last week I had no new pictures, much to the disappointment of one of my biggest fans. However this week I am happy to report that I do. Several in fact.

Fighting Saints fever is even spreading to those who run 1 of the railroads that operates in Dubuque. The Chicago Central Railroad (CC) runs from Chicago to Sioux City. That means that it runs through the Rockford Diocese, the Archdiocese of Dubuque & the Sioux City Diocese. CC is a subsidiary of the Illinois Central (IC), which is owned by Canadian National (CN).  Well, it turns out that they wanted to show their support of the team because of how important our area is to them. While none of the locomotives carry the CC paint scheme any more, there are 3 different paint schemes they use that are seen in Dubuque, the IC, CN & Grand Trunk Western (GTW).

Here we have a picture of an Illinois Central locomotive waiting in the BNSF yards for clearance to cross over the Railroad bridge into Dubuque.


Next we have this picture of GTW 6420 working in the CC yards in Dubuque. Since GTW operates in Detroit, I wonder if any of the locomotives there have shown up yet with the Fighting Saints logo.


Finally we have this picture taken in Dubuque of CN 8821. It was taken near the CN office building when the train had stopped to switch crews.


I have yet to have any visible confirmation, but I hear that The Burlington Northern Santa Fe & Canadian Pacific which operates the former Iowa, Chicago & Eastern (ICE) as a part of their Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad subsidiary have also added the logo to at least some of their locomotives. Hopefully by next week I will have that confirmation & the pictures to share with you.


4 comments on “Dubuque Fighting Saints Week 11 (v Hierarchs)

  1. thelarryd says:

    Since GTW operates in Detroit, I wonder if any of the locomotives there have shown up yet with the Fighting Saints logo.

    Given that Detroit has filed for bankruptcy, they will gladly show your team logo, but you have to pay some rather high licensing fees.

    • al007italia says:

      May I remind you that the licensing fees are paid to the team for the right to use the logo. That is, unless the team graciously allows them to use it gratis, as we have to GTW. Detroit on the other hand couldn’t afford the fees I would charge them. :p

      • thelarryd says:

        We’re talking about liberal, commie Detroit here. They haven’t been paying for anything for at least 30 years now. That’s why they’re in financial straits as it is.

        • al007italia says:

          ‘They haven’t been paying for anything for at least 30 years now.” Which is why Detroit couldn’t afford the fees. Cash or nothing for the licensing rights. 😉

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