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Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-02-2004, 07:56 AM
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Posted By Gregory Wallace
excellent book on model RRing...

"Playing With Trains", by Sam Posey. Not a how-to book, but more of an in-depth look at the hobby/passion/addiction of model trains, layouts, and the people involved. A good read -- and I don't...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-02-2004, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,911
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Looks great, mtrails!

Layout looks great!
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 09-28-2004, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,673
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Question about locomotives spotted on I-40 in TN

The locomotives aren't running on I-40 ... well, let me explain.

I drive from Memphis to Nashville twice a week on I-40. There are a LOT of tractor-trailers, and for a long time I've been seeing...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-29-2004, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,638
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Authorities are also investigating the deaths of...

Authorities are also investigating the deaths of two women in a house very close to the tracks; the toxic cloud released in the collision could've been the cause. Tragic.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-15-2004, 05:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,761
Posted By Gregory Wallace
<<...like desperados waiting for a...

<<...like desperados waiting for a train...>>


I can't believe it -- somebody here actually quoted that classic Guy Clark song.

Way to go!

~Gregory
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-21-2004, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By Gregory Wallace
I'm not a photographer.... yet. But I entered a...

I'm not a photographer.... yet. But I entered a few keywords in the search engine here, and decided that the thing looks similar to one of these (not sure which, my memory fails me):
...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-21-2004, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,177
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Well, that's worse than my last Amtrak trip .....

Well, that's worse than my last Amtrak trip .. (stop me if you've heard this one...) :)

Just teasing ya, Chessie!
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-20-2004, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Holly Springs, Mississippi

So my fiancee and I are in the little town of Holly Springs, MS (45 mins S. of Memphis) and I see the old train-station on the hill. Not much going on there, so I'm snooping around the old GP-20s,...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-09-2004, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,908
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Re: Let's be safe when driving!!!!

Likewise, it's not too hard to figure out who it probably was -- just by entering "Cajon" in the search field and looking at the dates.

Y'all be more careful out there.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-08-2004, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,213
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Re: ac4000cw and other long winded units

I like 'em all. Hell, I wouldn't even mind photos of freightcars!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-01-2004, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,435
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Happy New Year to everyone! 2003 was a...

Happy New Year to everyone!

2003 was a cast-iron bitch for most of the world, and here's hoping that 2004 brings all of us better things.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-31-2003, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By Gregory Wallace
If CSX asks me -- and something tells me they...

If CSX asks me -- and something tells me they won't -- I prefer the Dark Future color-scheme.

I didn't realize there were two schemes -- I'm not sure I've ever seen the Dark one, but I'll be...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-22-2003, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By Gregory Wallace
The "catfish"? 'Splain, Ricky....

The "catfish"?

'Splain, Ricky....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-20-2003, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,615
Posted By Gregory Wallace
With my luck, she'd have a thing for elves.

With my luck, she'd have a thing for elves.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-19-2003, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,615
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Good lord, I need a Santa suit and I need it...

Good lord, I need a Santa suit and I need it NOW!!!

"Come sit on Santa's lap, little girl, and tell him if you've been naughty or nice...."
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-17-2003, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,458
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Mojo! (flying thingy question)

Hey Mojo, I gotta question about those crazy anti-gravity machines you work on.

Sunday afternoon I saw a 747 taking off from Memphis, but couldn't see its colors very well (I think mostly white,...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-11-2003, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Re: The NS horsey out to stud??

Hey, Slack (or anyone else)...

I looked again at that photo, and I now have another question about it. Look at the man in the cab of the oncoming engine: is he handing something out the window? ...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-11-2003, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Re: The NS horsey out to stud??

Don't give those so-called "urban artists" any ideas, or this could become epidemic!! :D
Forum: Trip Reports 11-25-2003, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,733
Posted By Gregory Wallace
You say that "Fire and smoke from these older GE...

You say that "Fire and smoke from these older GE products is a common thing", but WOW! those photos look terrifying to me

So now, I have a neophyte's question: does fire like that NOT constitute...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-25-2003, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,541
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Re: Teen Loses Leg To Train

When I read that, I shudder at the things my friends and I used to do when we were young.

We lived near the Southern RR railyard in Hattiesburg, MS, and I don't know HOW we're still alive: we'd...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-18-2003, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Yeah, that's a terrific photo. I especially like...

Yeah, that's a terrific photo. I especially like the side-view of the "Batman Building*" on the horizon.


(*Batman Building is what I call the BellSouth Building...a very striking and attractive...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-14-2003, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,485
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Re: Bindle Stiffs

...and you'd deserve it.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-12-2003, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Yeah, it's great to have that guy from "Cheers"!!...

Yeah, it's great to have that guy from "Cheers"!! :lol:

No, wait... my bad. Sorry.

~gregory
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-12-2003, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,341
Posted By Gregory Wallace
Urban Art

In a post on another topic, kd4jsl mentioned "urban art" on the sides of freight cars.

I was wondering: what do the railroads think of this, and what do they do about it? Is it merely a nuisance,...
Forum: Trip Reports 11-11-2003, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,682
Posted By Gregory Wallace
I could probably see dozens of trains in day just...

I could probably see dozens of trains in day just by sitting beside the Mississippi River RR bridges here in Memphis, since crossings are few and far between over the huge river.

But that would...
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