What Does Your Forum User Name Mean?
Posted 08 January 2017 - 01:40 PM
Anuenue (ah-new-eh-new-eh) is Hawaiian for rainbow.
If you want to find your passion, look where your mind goes when it wanders.
Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:58 PM
It's a fusion of the two routes I've taken most frequently: Pere Marquette (my hometown line) and Heartland Flyer (my university's line).
Pere Marquette: 370 (CHI, GRR); 371 (GRR, HOM, CHI) | Heartland Flyer: 821 (OKC, NOR, FTW); 822 (FTW, NOR, OKC) | Texas Eagle: 22 (FTW, CHI)
U.S. Commuter Rail
South Shore Line: Gary-Chicago | Trinity Railway Express: T&P-Victory Station | DART: Green Line | MTA | NJT | Washington Metro | MBTA
| CTA: Red Line, Blue Line | Denver RTD: Blue Line
Europe Commuter Rail
Paris Métropolitain | Barcelona Metro (TMB & FGC)
Greyhound Lines | Jefferson Lines | The Rapid | CART | Capital Metro | TMB | Miami-Dade Metrobus | CTA | Denver RTD
Posted 15 January 2017 - 10:42 AM
I never posted in this thread!
I'm Austruck all over the Internet, since the 1990s, at least. (Been online since about 1987, celebrating thirty years online this year.) I write under my maiden name, which is/was Au (German, not Chinese). I grew up hearing every permutation and joke about the last name "Au" imaginable. Au being the symbol for gold... plus my high school graduating year of '79 (79 being the atomic weight of gold)... plus all the mispronunciations and puns.
We pronounce it as "Aww" instead of "Oww" because it's slightly less likely to get you beat up on the playground. So, "Austruck" = awestruck.
And yes, it's nifty that this place is also called AU.
Posted 26 February 2017 - 04:59 PM
Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:31 PM
I post here under my given name as I have at any railroad related site.
Hello, Mr. Norman. It may be that we met, along with my father, in Chicago not quite seven years ago. Both of my parents are currently doing well and we have plans for a cruise/tour from Vancouver to Alaska this coming September....
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 05:42 PM
Rockymtnchris= To geographically distinguish myself from anyone else with the name "Chris" on a discussion board. As I use Rockymtnchris at a variety of sites, I've become used to getting called both "Rocky" and "Chris" for short, depending on other users' perception of my username. Thus I uploaded the avatar from a local promotion I did for the boxing movie, "Southpaw".
I'll always consider new forms of travel, including time...
Posted 10 April 2017 - 06:54 AM
Back when I was knee-high to a grasshopper (early 70's) my grandmother took me on my first overnight trip by train. A mode of transportation she was very familiar with. We had a sleeper room on the Broadway Limited from NYP to CHI. I remember the food on the dining car back then was quite luxurious. For some reason I remember having herring and sour cream as an appetizer at dinner. This journey happened not long after the formation of Amtrak and I recall the train to be quite long and the consist to be a hodgepodge of rail cars acquired from the private railroads who once provided passenger service. I must have walked the entire train at least a couple of times. Oh to be a kid again :-)
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