Old 05-25-2005, 02:35 PM   #1
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Is the cost of fuel for your car/truck having any impact on your railroad hobby? Keeping you home when you would be out? Or are you just trying to ignore the $2.50 per gallon costs . . .
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Old 05-25-2005, 03:01 PM   #2
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It's $2.19 a gallon here in Las Vegas presently, but between work, the Art council and other chores haven't chased anything in a month.
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Around $1.80 to $1.96 here in Indiana. I think it limits me to short trips within about 30 minutes of drive time.
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Old 05-25-2005, 04:43 PM   #4
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North of Detroit it is about $2.03 a gallon. Sticking close to home except for a weekend or so a month and depending on if it ever warms up over here.
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Around $1.80 to $1.96 here in Indiana. I think it limits me to short trips within about 30 minutes of drive time.
Lucky you! The cheapest I've seen around here (Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania) is 1.95, though it averages around $2.09.
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Old 05-25-2005, 06:00 PM   #6
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$1.989 at the Speedway on Main St. here. My car's been "bad ordered" with a faulty distributor for a little bit so it's not affected me too much, but that's probably gonna change now that it's fixed. Thank God my car's a 4-banger!

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Old 05-25-2005, 10:48 PM   #7
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About $2.20-2.28 in Tucson now. The prices have gone down about 10cents from about 2 weeks ago but i have been so busy this month a havent been out since the beginning of April. I plan to get out this weekend though. The gas effects me a little bit but i have a Honda CRV with a little 4 cylinder that is really good on gas so its alright. I still dont like the prices though.
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House work hasn't altered my railfanning, gas prices won't either.

I don't get it. On the way home from work, $1.88; ten hours later on the way into work, $2.05!

But like most writers in this post, work has kept outings to a minimum. That and the April Showers are running on Amtrak time. Arriving in May.
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Thank God my car's a 4-banger!
Me too!! So the $2.10 a gallon in Columbus isn't all that bad.

Maybe I should get a Hybrid and go two weeks on $25, or maybe some day a Hydrogen fuel cell car!
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Hey! I just won free gas for year up to $1000, so I'm SET!!! See YOU guys later! I'm hittin' the road!!!
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Hey! I just won free gas for year up to $1000, so I'm SET!!! See YOU guys later! I'm hittin' the road!!!
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AWESOME!!! I just got free gas for a year!
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Old 05-26-2005, 03:40 PM   #12
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$1.99 in Jefferson, MD.
$1.95 in Cherry Hill, NJ. <---And you don't even pump it...
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:17 PM   #13
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BOY you guys sure are lucky! Out here in California, we have gas prices like 2.50-2.80 and some places like small gas stations are charging over 3 bucks for a gallion of frekin gas!
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BOY you guys sure are lucky! Out here in California, we have gas prices like 2.50-2.80 and some places like small gas stations are charging over 3 bucks for a gallion of frekin gas!
Solution: Ride your bike.

And if you need to go 1000 miles, bike riding will get you there, eventually...
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Old 05-27-2005, 01:30 AM   #15
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Solution: Ride your bike.

And if you need to go 1000 miles, bike riding will get you there, eventually...
Or walk. Anywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.
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