Was a fireman for a short while at our local histerical railway societyI Prefer my Points to be Trailing, many fewer problems that way (we will know the true railfans, by those that Understand that)
Was some discussion of my signature picture and link from some other members, and indeed some exciting times coming up for train enthusiasts, especially with steam.
First of all, much deserving of the first post, the Big Boy 4014's first whistle blow in 60 years on its way to a full restoration and first scheduled departure this Saturday.
Cool! Bet that was fun indeed!I like trains. full scale, model... I like trains! a rancher pal of mine out there along the county line... has a line running right across the back of his property. actually edge of his compound area. I am envious!
I see trains out by my place all the time... other day I saw one going down the line by the FM... must have been pulling 100 cars... all black tank cars! no flats, no boxes... entire train was black tank cars!
back in the early 70's... I was out jogging. a train was stopped on the line where I turn R. I went over to the curb and the caboose was close by. I saw some guys and hollard, HI. they responded back Hi, care to come on the train? soon I was in the caboose talking with them, etc. cool visit...
and a year or so before that... I was out jogging one evening in town... big railroad yard, switch house, etc. an engineer was up in the diesel electric's cab. I started to chat with him and he invited me to climb up. soon we were talking about the controls, etc. he had to drive it up to the switch house, so asked if I wanted to drive it? oh yeah!!! was little more than moving a lever from one detent to another... each a faster speed. it was something to have all that weight and power at my fingertips... it was pretty exciting
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Congrats! It has been looking amazing in the videos with 844.