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  •  Hubby's grandfather was an engineer (7+ / 0-)

    on the Pennsy and we stopped in Altoona to see the little railroad museum there.  We stood in front of an engine cabin and looked at all the levers and gauges and we were really impressed.

    Shame on me for not trying to find this book for hubby!  

    Thank you!

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    by cfk on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 06:15:53 PM PST

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    •  LimeSprout Works for Norfolk Southern (2+ / 0-)
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      He's the remediation biologist.  Try to imagine that as a RR job "back in the day."

      There's a great huge steam engine/train stuck on a track and on display in the middle of the high plains around Dodge City, I believe.  What a relic!  "Iron horse" is a perfect descriptive -- only I think "iron bison" would have been better in terms of describing size and power projected by and contained within a locomotive.

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      by Limelite on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:36:30 PM PST

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      •  I grew up in a small town that made (1+ / 0-)
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        the Michigan history book when I was a child because it was a hub for several rail lines.

        I used to look at the steam locomotives by the depot in awe.  Monsters, indeed.  

        The depot was nearly next door to the little building where I attended kindergarten and first grade.

        When I visited my grandma, I was not supposed to cross the many tracks there though it was shorter to get down town, but you can guess...

        and then that lonely whistle at night across the valley from my house...

        ~nostalgia~

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        by cfk on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:50:09 PM PST

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