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#161 amtrakwolverine

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 04:51 AM

i like the rock band KISS. and kiss-alive is the first live album by the band.and for those of you out there KISS does not stand for anything. ask any of the band members and they will tell you the same thing. and from 1983 till 1996 they didn't where the makeup. heres there unmasking interview on MTV from 1983
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#162 Rockracin

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 07:46 PM

KISS Alive one of the best live albums ever, by one of the best bands ever. nice choice for screen name.
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#163 Bane

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 08:01 PM

My last name.
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#164 Skeena_PG

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 01:01 AM

My name means the only passenger train that runs through my town of Prince George (PG)- Via Rail Canada's The Skeena.
Trains traveled on: Amtrak Cascades (7), California Zephyr (1), Coast Starlight (4), Empire Builder (1), Heartland Flyer (1), Lake Shore Limited (2), Malahat (1), Pacific Surfliner/San Diegans (1), Skeena (4), Southwest Chief (2), Sunset Limited (1), Texas Eagle (1)

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#165 Traingeek

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 01:06 PM

Mine combines my love of Trains and my love of anime and science fiction fandom. I maybe should have used TrainFen instead of Traingeek because geek still has negative connotations to some. I am taking the Adirondack to Montreal this August for the Science Fiction Worldcon.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 02:26 PM

Greetings and felicitations.

My real name is Josh, but Cho Cho Josh just didn't have the same punch as Cho Cho Charlie. :P

I am an infrequent Amtrak traveler. That's not intended to be a cut against Amtrak. I just don't travel much by any means.

I am also into G-scale model railroading. Most of my rolling stock are Penn RR cars in Tuscon Red. I had thought of also collecting some Amtrak stock, but I don't think LGB (or anyone for that matter) offers Viewliner sleepers in G-scale. I mean, I would want to re-create a Silver (91/92/97/98) trainset if I was going to do anything along those lines.
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#167 GG-1

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 03:07 PM

Greetings and felicitations.

My real name is Josh, but Cho Cho Josh just didn't have the same punch as Cho Cho Charlie. :P

Aloha Josh

And welcome to the forums.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:26 PM

It's what the railroad pays me to do, inspect track.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 10:16 PM

Traindude115, the number stands for the number of my first N-scale model engine (Amtrak genesis). And my buddy always called me Traindude so it was a match made in heaven, to put the two together.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 01:07 AM

Traindude115, the number stands for the number of my first N-scale model engine (Amtrak genesis). And my buddy always called me Traindude so it was a match made in heaven, to put the two together.

Aloha and Welcome to the Forums

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 02:39 AM

My user name is simply my initials and year of birth.

Yes, I was born A.D. 63. I'm very old. :D

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 10:00 AM

My user name is simply my initials and year of birth.

Yes, I was born A.D. 63. I'm very old. :D


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Posted 10 May 2009 - 11:58 AM

My user name is simply my initials and year of birth.

Yes, I was born A.D. 63. I'm very old. :D

Aloha and Welcome to the group. Young Wipper Snapper, old my foot. :lol: That the year I started college and work at Disneyland. Which lets me say with a :) Walt Disney paid for my college. 4 years later this eastern boy was married and living in Hawaii.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:34 AM

A tribute to my beloved "blue cat" that crossed The Rainbow Bridge Last year. :(

THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
"Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:13 PM

My dad was "clerk-in-charge" on railway mail service in the 1940's and '50's. He loved trains, and my mom always said trains were the "other woman" in his life. I have pleasant memories of my mom, my sister, and myself picking him up at the Sacramento depot at the end of his "two days out--two day in" trips. He was so proud when he worked on the Shasta Daylight. At the time of his death 3 years ago, he couldn't remember very much, but he could name every train stop between Sacramento and Dunsmuir and also the Feather River route to Portola! During the last few years of his life, he was instrumental in replicating the museum quality railway mail car parked at the Napa Valley Wine Train site. He was a good man, and I miss him every day. I'm proud of being the trainman's daughter.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 03:08 AM

My dad was "clerk-in-charge" on railway mail service in the 1940's and '50's. He loved trains, and my mom always said trains were the "other woman" in his life. I have pleasant memories of my mom, my sister, and myself picking him up at the Sacramento depot at the end of his "two days out--two day in" trips. He was so proud when he worked on the Shasta Daylight. At the time of his death 3 years ago, he couldn't remember very much, but he could name every train stop between Sacramento and Dunsmuir and also the Feather River route to Portola! During the last few years of his life, he was instrumental in replicating the museum quality railway mail car parked at the Napa Valley Wine Train site. He was a good man, and I miss him every day. I'm proud of being the trainman's daughter.


Great story and great heritage! My grandfather worked in RPO service on the Great Northern (becoming the Burlington Northern) in Minnesota and eventually in Spokane. According to my dad, he was well-known for his incredible memory and ability to instantly know which railway post office cars were where and to be able to logistically plan for future movements of those cars. If you visit Riverside Park in Spokane and look up at the historic clock tower, you'll see the light outline of a peaked roof. His office was in the part of the building that was torn down, right under that roof--one of his walls in his office was the side of the clock tower. :) I don't know my grandfather as well as you knew your dad (he's still alive but fading), but it's special to know our family members were part of a great machine of history that doesn't exist anymore and will always be considered special.

As for my name, it's something a friend christened me with in my childhood upon realizing that the approximate sound of my initials, when run together, forms "jackal." I doubt either of us really knew what a jackal was at the time (we were 7 or so), nor did we know the wily, sly connotation said animal has (none of whose characteristics, as far as I know, I share), but I've used it when desiring some measure of anonymity between my online and real personas.

Edited by jackal, 27 May 2009 - 03:10 AM.

Amtrak trains traveled: Acela Express, California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, Coast Starlight (and used to live next to its tracks!), Crescent, Empire Builder, Keystone, Northeast Regional, Pacific Surfliner, Pennsylvanian, San Joaquins...total mileage: 8,354 [massively out-of-date; to be updated soon!]
Other major trains traveled: Alaska Railroad (former TY&E employee), SNCF TGV (Paris-Poitiers, Paris-Dijon-Paris @300kph/187mph!) and TER (Beaune-Dijon), VR Sibelius (Helsinki-St. Petersburg-Helsinki), DB ICE (Stuttgart-Frankfurt Airport), Vietnam Railways Reunification Express (Hanoi-Hue-Saigon), CountryLink North Coast Line XPT (Sydney-Casino), Queensland Rail Sunlander (Brisbane-Proserpine-Cairns), Machu Picchu Train (Ollantaytambo-MP) subways/light rail/commuter rail/any other rail every place I can!
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Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:57 AM

My username represents the initials of my full name.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:58 PM

My usual S/N is Whitesox901 :)

But since this is an Amtrak forum, I thought I'd go with Amtrak901
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 12:31 AM

Mine should be fairly obvious. My favorite railroad is the Southern Pacific aqnd I have been accusedof foaminfg at the mouth at times.(usually around steam).
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 12:50 AM

I'm not sure what my username says about me.




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