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Charlie M

01-08-2021 07:36:00




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The earlier post concerning the train traveling down a city street and the guy jumping over the flat car got me thinking about how its interesting how many of us tractor nuts are train nuts as well. I belong to a local rail road museum and we have some working locomotives and do some rides and events and a fixed up actual depo. Occasionally some old timer rail road guys come by and tell us stories of their days in railroading. They talk about guys catching rides across town, getting beer handed to them in certain intersections, truck drivers moving a locomotive in a yard to get it out of the way and a bunch of other stuff that todays rail road companies wouldn't tolerate. Railroading has some fascinating history in its life time that isn't too well published.

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Texasmark1

01-12-2021 06:24:18




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 Re: trains in reply to Charlie M, 01-08-2021 07:36:00  
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I have 2ea 4'x8' N scale train layouts in my play room. One is dedicated to "A Train they call The City of New Orleans", depicting NOLA on one end and Chicago on the other, with all the countryside and things one would experience on the trip. Among other things I have a full compliment of the Kato brand City E9A and B engines and modern lightweight cars of the day in orange and brown livery.

The second table is anywhere USA with naval base and air strip on one end and industry on the other having the city metropolitan and suburb areas in between.
Memorabelia pictures dorn the walls as does a copy of the lyrics to the song....that Willie Nelson does a marvelous job of reproducing to name one popular singer of the lyrics.

Might just see if I can post some pictures....never having done that here. Well I can't find them. May just take a current set later on.

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GordoSD

01-13-2021 17:53:05




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 Re: trains in reply to Texasmark1, 01-12-2021 06:24:18  
Do you have the orange cattle car with the 8 little cows that unload onto a track side cattle chute? I have one for sale. "ran when parked" It's part of my 1952 vintage Lionel set. I'd like to sell all of it.



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Absent Minded Farmer

01-13-2021 20:10:56




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 Re: trains in reply to GordoSD, 01-13-2021 17:53:05  
Do you have the cattle & coral that go with it?

Mike



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Southern Ray

01-08-2021 16:44:32




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 Re: trains in reply to Charlie M, 01-08-2021 07:36:00  
If you are ever in the neighborhood of Lubbock, Texas stop in to the train and windmill museum. It is something to see.
It sort of slapped me up side of my head to realize how the windmill played such an important role in the operation of the railroads.



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FastFarmall

01-12-2021 06:53:55




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 Re: trains in reply to Southern Ray, 01-08-2021 16:44:32  
OH, i like Lubbock, i been to Buddy Holley grave,wished i had know about that museum,that would be interesting to see, well maybe this summer! Isn't there a barb wire and a history of Ranching museum,or was that in Herford Texas,anyway anyway i am going stir crazy !!



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Janicholson

01-08-2021 14:18:28




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 Re: trains in reply to Charlie M, 01-08-2021 07:36:00  
I infected my son with trains when he was about 3. A friend also provided Thomas the Tank Engine Track and rolling stock. we went to the rail way Museum in York UK 3 years ago. Wow. We were lucky to see the Flying Scotsmen pulling passenger cars on an excursion. Look up the site. Jim



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J. Schwiebert

01-08-2021 13:38:06




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 Re: trains in reply to Charlie M, 01-08-2021 07:36:00  
I would like to talk trains with you. J.



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Charlie M

01-08-2021 13:47:43




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 Re: trains in reply to J. Schwiebert, 01-08-2021 13:38:06  
What would you like to talk about. I'm no expert on trains but I do enjoy the hobby and fortunately I belong to an organization that helps preserve some of the history. I live near Rochester NY and at one time there was about a dozen railroads coming into the area. Largest employer Eastman Kodak had its own railroad. Now all we have is CSX mainline and four independent small railroads serving most of the customers.

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Charlie M

01-08-2021 07:37:07




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 Re: trains in reply to Charlie M, 01-08-2021 07:36:00  
I meant to put this over in tractor tales. Must me the pills from yesterdays foot surgery acting up.



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