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#41 trainman74

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:12 PM

Sorcha, the only problem with your current avatar is that we don't get to see your eyes.

My avatar photo was taken in April 2012 in Ireland. Nothing train-related about it.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

Sorcha, the only problem with your current avatar is that we don't get to see your eyes.

My avatar photo was taken in April 2012 in Ireland. Nothing train-related about it.

 

Awww.  :wub:

 

Here you go. This was taken on the SWC, after trying to sleep in Coach (and failing). I was sooooooo tiiiiiired. I pulled my hair back and decided to document my sleepy, baggy eyes.

 

Also, color me super jealous that you got to go to Ireland!

 

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Edited by SarahZ, 27 May 2018 - 02:50 PM.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:45 PM

Mine is a Photoshop enhanced picture I took of my home RR from the 50's.

 

At Louisville Union Station perhaps?

 

:) 

 

Here is the original

 

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:48 PM

Mine rotates among various RR heralds or name train drumheads as the fancy strikes me. Most of this month, my avatar has been the herald of the old Tennessee Central Ry. that operated primarily from Nashville east towards Crossville, Tenn.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:51 PM

Sorcha, the only problem with your current avatar is that we don't get to see your eyes.

My avatar photo was taken in April 2012 in Ireland. Nothing train-related about it.

 
Awww.  :wub:
 
Here you go. This was taken on the SWC, after trying to sleep in Coach (and failing). I was sooooooo tiiiiiired. I pulled my hair back and decided to document my sleepy, baggy eyes.
 
Also, color me super jealous that you got to go to Ireland!

I think that's a quite lovely photo. Nothing wrong with those eyes, if I may say so. :hi:


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Edited by pennyk, 27 May 2018 - 03:29 PM.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:06 AM

Aloha

 

Mine is just a stock herald of the Pennsylvania RR until I find and digitize a picture of me on the GG-1 4800 in Strasbourg. A worker at the museum gave permission and took the picture..


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:17 AM

mine is the logo for a friends fictional commuter railroad that I designed (the logo, not the railroad). The company is South Bay Commuter Express, which is based in a fictional San Francisco esque area.

 

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:53 AM

Mine was up close to the F40 locomotive!   

 

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 05:37 AM

Mine rotates among various RR heralds or name train drumheads as the fancy strikes me. Most of this month, my avatar has been the herald of the old Tennessee Central Ry. that operated primarily from Nashville east towards Crossville, Tenn.

I'm too young to remember the TC BUT I do remember the TC's route still being intact between Nashville and Harriman while making regular trips across I-40 from Asheville, NC to Memphis in the mid-1980's. By the time I was in the Army stationed Ft. Campbell, KY in the early 1990's the middle portion between Cookeville and Crossville had been severed.

FWIW - I have ridden (in dome) one of the excursions the TC Museum in Nashville operated from Nashville to Cookeville....... a really splendid train ride.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 05:46 AM

Mine’s a CN GMD NF-110 locomotive on display in St. John’s that once hauled the narrow-gauge “Caribou” (a.k.a. “Newfie Bullet”) passenger train the 550 miles across the Island of Newfoundland........A train I wish I had got to ride!

 

 

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:11 AM

I like trains and traveling on trains, but, I love my dog and that is my avatar.

This is Prince Archibald of Stonewyck.  He is a Coton de Tulear and is three year of age.

He is a wonderful pet and very much a part of our family.


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:23 AM

I like trains and traveling on trains, but, I love my dog and that is my avatar.

This is Prince Archibald of Stonewyck.  He is a Coton de Tulear and is three year of age.

He is a wonderful pet and very much a part of our family.

Didn't realize that you have royalty in the family. Best wishes to His Highness. :)


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:54 AM

My avatar shows an Indian Railways WP Class steam locomotive arriving with a train at Howrah Station of Kolkata. I took this picture in 1982.

WP's were the passenger workhorse of Indian Railways. They are powerful Pacifics capable of operating at 70mph, though were restricted to 60mph on IR due to track conditions. In all 755 were built making them one of the more numerous classes of the world. The original set was manufactured by Baldwin in their Eddystone plant outside Philadelphia and delivered in 1948. Subsequent batches were variously manufactured by Baldwin, MLW, Polish Locomotive Works, Czech Locomotive Works, and finally a huge number at the Chittaranjan Locomotive Works of IR in my birth state West Bengal in India. About half a dozen are preserved, with three in operating condition. They were beautiful machines, and all my childhood railfanning is intimately connected with them.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 08:41 AM

I like trains and traveling on trains, but, I love my dog and that is my avatar.

This is Prince Archibald of Stonewyck.  He is a Coton de Tulear and is three year of age.

He is a wonderful pet and very much a part of our family.

 

He's super cute. I wish he could come to the Gathering.


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:02 AM

Re Arcibald coming to the gathering. Maybe Dave could claim he's a service dog since, I believe, he's going to be on the same trains as Dick. :)

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:36 AM

Re Arcibald coming to the gathering. Maybe Dave could claim he's a service dog since, I believe, he's going to be on the same trains as Dick. :)
No dogs allowed in TPS, but royalty yes. So Dick will have to ride in steerage!

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Take it easy .......

Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!

The view is much better at 3 feet than it is at 30,000 feet!

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:52 AM

Dave, you're always in trouble. :o

Which is probably why you're always riding the rails. :giggle:

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:21 AM

Mine is a picture of the coach seats on the LSL. Showing all the leg room.



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:10 PM

This thread prompted me to change my avatar.  Mine now is a picture of the Harpers Ferry, WV station (my old stomping ground) after a massive snowstorm in 2009. I lived a mile from the station and walked to the station to take this and other pictures.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:39 PM

I don't Post an Avatar since I wish to Travel on Amtrak  Anonymously without having to take my Security and not be interrupted in the Diner and Lounge by Passsengers wanting Pictures and Autographs! Only way to Travel! ;)

 

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