nwgs sanctions an "Official Train Thread"

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by nwgs, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. nwgs

    nwgs solarfied

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    Yup I love trains. All kinds. I have my reasons.

    You aint had a tough night till you've spent it in a wheat car waiting for a hookup.

    Listen to ole George Strait spin a train song and share with us what you love about trains.

    I order you.


    Please......:kumbaya



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  2. Britmick

    Britmick Banned

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    l was a train spotter in England until the early 70's when they discontinued steam engines on the grounds that they were poluting the atmosphere!!!!!1
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  3. Icewalker

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    Dunno if they stil do it .. but at one point when I was younger they used to bring out the Flying Scotsman (I think) and the Mallard and run them ... that's probably all stopped now ... friggin virgin rail and whatever else the friggin companies are called now.
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  4. Wenduro

    Wenduro Agenda 21 Refugee

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    I've been a railfan for years. I would like to ride the McCloud River railway ROW sometime in the near future. Before they turn it into a fucking nature trail.

    http://www.shastasunset.com/
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  5. Icewalker

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    WTF kind of girly man train is that ... there's no steam coming out of it :lol3
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  6. Wenduro

    Wenduro Agenda 21 Refugee

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    Fossil fuel baby. Fossil fuel ! :rofl
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  7. nwgs

    nwgs solarfied

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    Logging trains. 15% grade. Wow.

    What a tool. The stacked wood in the hopper is cool.

    Just wood and water was all that was needed.


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  8. Britmick

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    Nah,they still run them thro' private companies,& while living in Chester,it was only about 1/2hr to get to Llangollen in N/Wales where they have a permanent privately operated railway with regular daily steam train rides.
    They also "borrowed" the Flying Scotsman from it's owners,& it had to be taken there by lorry,& they probably had it rented for a month or so,but the canny Welsh gits area council suddenly changed the weight restrictions on local bridges,& they couldn't get their bloody train back for the rest of the summer while "essential bridge strengthening" work was completed!
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  10. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Gramps was a conductor on the 4449, a steam engine, on the SP. I like trains a bunch. Traveled the Coast Starlight many times....some stories there. Me, the wife, and two boys took the Amtrak to Chicago and had a blast.

    Besides jumping a slow-moving freight between Manhattan beach and Rockaway, Oregon, I've never done any wildcat train riding. Sounds like fun though. Sometimes I think about riding between Missoula and Spokane on a freight, but haven't got it up to do it yet.
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  11. Parrothead

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    Fred Eaglesmith has a great song: "I Like Trains"!
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  12. nwgs

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    I spent many a day in the switchyard next to my Grandfathers house.
    Was a source of income and hard work.

    Catching rides in the caboose and in the cars was a special treat.
    Gota know how to swing up into a moving train right or it will kill ya.

    Ever ran down a moving train? Hopping over the couples?> What a rush.

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  13. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Was that at the Brooklyn yards? My dad bought his house near there just so he could hear 'em humping in the night.

    Boom!
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  14. nwgs

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    Nope it is a switchyard outside of Kelso WA.

    On the old Pacific Hwy. The Weyerhouser train runs right by it heading out into the woods and back.

    Quite a place to grow up.
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    Grandpa was with the Erie-Lackawanna.
    Trains rock. If this country had invested
    in the railroads instead of the interstate
    highway system we'd be in better shape.
    Big trucks suck!
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  17. Britmick

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    Did anyone used to watch Casey Jones?

    That programme brought a tear to my eye!..........................:wink:
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  18. nwgs

    nwgs solarfied

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    I want to take one of those trains where you strap your motorhome on and go for a long ride.
    Wouldn't that be awesome.?
    Sattelite TV sitting in your own living room. Own bathroom on a train.
    Whuppeee..:jkam
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  19. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    Cool! An official train thread at advrider.

    Well, if any of you guys are really into steam, you might enjoy my webpage, "the Ultimate Steam Page":

    http://www.trainweb.org/tusp

    I started it chiefly because of my interest in the American Coal Enterprises "ACE 3000" project back in the 1980's. This was a project to develop a modern, state-of-the-art, coal fired steam locomotive that would have been completely compatible with diesel operating practices. The goal of course was to reduce the dependence of the U.S. on foreign oil during the "oil crisis" of the time. Unfortunately about the time the project was garnering serious interest the price of oil plumetted which killed the project.

    Since its beginnings, the page has been expanded to cover other efforts to develop new or improve existing steam locomotives which continue even today.
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  20. nwgs

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