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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 07-12-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,672
Posted By U-3-b
Grand Trunk Western

Why? Because my Grandpa work for them for 40 years. 1928-1968 and they ran steam until 1960 even though I was not around to see it.

Steve
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-10-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,191
Posted By U-3-b
Looking at all the comments that people have made...

Looking at all the comments that people have made I realized two things. 1) I have been to a lot of them and 2) I must be getting old because I visited most of them in the 80's and 90's.

Here is...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-27-2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By U-3-b
We stayed in a Econo Lodge in Fargo two weeks ago...

We stayed in a Econo Lodge in Fargo two weeks ago and other than the fact the first room we got (non-smoking) smelled like smoke and the second room the beds were kinda on the small size, it wasn't...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-07-2007, 04:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,085
Posted By U-3-b
Restore CN 9171 nee GTW F-3A 9013 back to its...

Restore CN 9171 nee GTW F-3A 9013 back to its Gold and Green paint and tilted red and gold herald and return it back to Michigan to once again roam the old GTW mainline from Port Huron to Chicago.
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Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-07-2007, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By U-3-b
Seeing that brought back all kinds of memories...

Seeing that brought back all kinds of memories for me. Thank you for posting it.

Steve
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-17-2005, 05:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,931
Posted By U-3-b
I got my first Lionel set (second hand) from a...

I got my first Lionel set (second hand) from a cousin for Christmas when I was 7 and collected Lionel all through mine teen years. I would build huge layouts in my parentís basement only to have to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-27-2005, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,062
Posted By U-3-b
Having been born in the mid 60ís and having a...

Having been born in the mid 60ís and having a grandfather who worked on the railroads for 50 years I got to see a great change in railroading. I, for one, loved Penn Central and lamented when this...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-24-2005, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,341
Posted By U-3-b
I guess I have always been fascinated by things...

I guess I have always been fascinated by things that move. So in addition to my first love of trains, I take pictures of planes, ships, and military vehicles (tanks), but not cars and trucks.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-06-2005, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,674
Posted By U-3-b
My uncle told me a story once that when he was a...

My uncle told me a story once that when he was a kid, him and some buddies put some bullets on the IC mainline near their house and when the train came into view they all hid waiting for the racket....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-31-2005, 03:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,852
Posted By U-3-b
The Arkansas & Missouri on one side of the county...

The Arkansas & Missouri on one side of the county and KCS on the other. The best thing is that the A&M is 2 blocks from my house and I get to hear Alcoís everyday.
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