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Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-03-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By golden_spike
That is pretty cool. When i was there it seemed...

That is pretty cool. When i was there it seemed like the Spanish rail system is really alive and well and continuing to expand, especially their AVE "high velocity" lines. They completed the AVE...
Forum: Trip Reports 12-11-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,838
Posted By golden_spike
Thanks for the video, I really enjoyed it! ...

Thanks for the video, I really enjoyed it!

Those wig-wag signals are very cool!

I liked the shot with the truck waiting at the crossing and it being dwarfed by the train! The bridge...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-01-2006, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,149
Posted By golden_spike
That is totally insane!!! Obviously extremely...

That is totally insane!!! Obviously extremely dangerous, but I think it would be a heck of a rush!

I wonder if he knew he had lukemia before he did it, bc I think if I knew I was going to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-30-2006, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,286
Posted By golden_spike
I'd give you major props if you could sneak one...

I'd give you major props if you could sneak one by the screeners onto this site :twisted:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-17-2006, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By golden_spike
Wise man once say: "it is not the mountain we...

Wise man once say: "it is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." go bag it!


http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150189/mount-hood.html
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-15-2006, 09:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,140
Posted By golden_spike
I really enjoy Northbankfred.com. I've seen a...

I really enjoy Northbankfred.com. I've seen a couple of the tags on his website while railfanning, most recently a "solo artist" one while waiting for an Amtrak in Syracuse a few weeks ago.
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 11-04-2006, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,196
Posted By golden_spike
Great shot of the rail grinder! One time a...

Great shot of the rail grinder!

One time a friend and i were doing some trackside camping and one of these came through in the dead middle of the night. Being awoken by a rail grinder crawling...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-02-2006, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,513
Posted By golden_spike
New express produce train

I saw this and thought it was interesting. Does anybody know when it runs? I assume it would be on the water level route through western NY.

Produce train arrives ahead of schedule
Express...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-30-2006, 07:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,140
Posted By golden_spike
freight train riders... aka hoboes

I was wondering if any of you have ever seen people riding freight trains during your railfanning adventures?

Back at the end of the summer a friend and I saw a couple of them. We were sitting...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-13-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,887
Posted By golden_spike
If a railroad with a swastika for their logo has...

If a railroad with a swastika for their logo has the cheapest and most efficient service then it is a poor business decision for a company, jewish or otherwise, to ship with anyone else. Period. ...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 10-10-2006, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,097
Posted By golden_spike
New Amtrak Service

from Amtrak.com:

October 8, 2006
Governor Blagojevich Announces Amtrak Carl Sandburg to Start Running October 30th ...

press release...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 09-25-2006, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By golden_spike
i hope NS owns walmart when this is over

i hope NS owns walmart when this is over
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-19-2006, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By golden_spike
cool video That engine has a great horn! ...

cool video

That engine has a great horn!

Maybe i'm just too used to hearing CSX and Amtrack horns
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-17-2006, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By golden_spike
I have a pair of redwing steeltoe boots that I've...

I have a pair of redwing steeltoe boots that I've used for a few summers in a factory job. They are very comfortable. I would be standing and walking around in them all night and my feet still felt...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-15-2006, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,847
Posted By golden_spike
I'm not sure of the answer but i sure know what...

I'm not sure of the answer but i sure know what you mean. Without wrecks why would anybody watch NASCAR?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-21-2006, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,862
Posted By golden_spike
I think the heat distortion of the locomotives...

I think the heat distortion of the locomotives and first few cars are what they are talking about, not exhaust fumes. I think the heat distortion looks pretty cool, especially on the part of the...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-18-2006, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 747
Posted By golden_spike
You could go to eastern/central New York near...

You could go to eastern/central New York near Amsterdam and check out the CSX action there. The line goes right up the Mohawk River valley. Its a pretty cool place, with the erie canal/mohawk...
Forum: Trip Reports 03-12-2006, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,728
Posted By golden_spike
Nice report! I like the black and white shots,...

Nice report! I like the black and white shots, it seems like a good alternative for a grey day, they look really classy. good work!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-23-2006, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,271
Posted By golden_spike
That is one of the funnier sites iŽve seen. ...

That is one of the funnier sites iŽve seen. check it out people.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 02-17-2006, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,035
Posted By golden_spike
I think from now on iŽll just ride freights...

I think from now on iŽll just ride freights around the country. No rude people to deal with, better food to be found in trackside dumpsters, probably faster and more comfortable, and about the same...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-20-2006, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,831
Posted By golden_spike
I think it looks kind of cool. It would look...

I think it looks kind of cool. It would look good in N scale.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-12-2006, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,165
Posted By golden_spike
The article says the internet annoyance part was...

The article says the internet annoyance part was put into a defence department spending bill. Its not like both of the parties were voting just on this internet annoyance thing, it was part of a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-24-2005, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,598
Posted By golden_spike
When did gates and lights become commonplace on...

When did gates and lights become commonplace on railroads anyway? Was cars getting hit by trains as much or more of a problem then as it seems to be now? Or have drivers just gotten more foolish...
Forum: Trip Reports 12-17-2005, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,401
Posted By golden_spike
Nice shots and a good report, sounds like a fun...

Nice shots and a good report, sounds like a fun project planning it out beforehand and all!

Theres a little shortline near me, maybe iŽll plan out a little chase of my own sometime!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-16-2005, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,064
Posted By golden_spike
I tried to post a comment for that photo when i...

I tried to post a comment for that photo when i first saw it a week or two ago, but i couldnt log in for some reason and gave up. Thats an awesome photo, its almost surreal!

Speaking of Chinese...
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