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Old 05-04-2009, 06:47 AM   #44
John West
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Smile Fishing

A friend who I often go chasing trains with makes an analogy with fishing. The success of a trip is not really a function of how many fish you catch but how much fun you had in the process. Or put another way, if you want fish, go to the local fish market. For us railfanning is a social thing. I usually chase trains with friends. Yeah, we do our homework and try to pick lines that will produce a reasonable number of good pix.....but net net, we are out there to tell tall tales and drink whiskey. Oh there are exceptions, occasionally it is good to get out and enjoy some solitude. But mostly it is is good to share it with friends.

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