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Royal Blue

Posted 15 March 2015 - 02:04 PM

I chose the name Royal Blue after the B&O flagship passenger train between Washington DC and New York, since my first train ride was between DC and NYC and I am a great fan of the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.  I believe my avatar is the B&O Capitol Limited, but it appears that the Royal Blue had this same livery at one time.


Posted 07 March 2015 - 06:42 PM

Thanks Jim - we love that part of the country.

jimhudson

Posted 07 March 2015 - 11:04 AM

My husband is a steam fan - so we travel all over in search of train museums. He loves the Durango train and also the Cumbres and Toltec.

Soot! It's what's for dinner is there way of honoring all those people who hang their head out the window at every curve.

You are more likely to find me having an artist's date while he rides the narrow gauge rails - but we both ❤️❤️❤️ Amtrak.


If you haven't already been there try the Texas State Railroad in East Texas!

It runs from Palestine to Rusk, Texas and is a State Park! Can't do a link but Goggle it up and I think you'll want to try it! Lits of neat stuff in the area to see also, or, antiques, art, Indian village, Pine Forests etc.

ToltecQueen

Posted 07 March 2015 - 08:13 AM

My husband is a steam fan - so we travel all over in search of train museums. He loves the Durango train and also the Cumbres and Toltec.

Soot! It's what's for dinner is there way of honoring all those people who hang their head out the window at every curve.

You are more likely to find me having an artist's date while he rides the narrow gauge rails - but we both ❤️❤️❤️ Amtrak.

Seaboard92

Posted 24 February 2015 - 03:53 PM

I go by Seaboard92 because my favorite railroad of yore and the one I live on is the SAL S line in the Carolina's. My favorite railroads are the NYC and the BO. Sorry pennsy fans. And 92 because that's my train the northbound Star.

CHamilton

Posted 23 February 2015 - 01:08 PM

nshvlcat is an abbreviation for Nashville Cat.  I lived in Nashville for 25 years before retiring and returning to my northwest TN hometown.  I have been nshvlcat since 1989.

 

Nashville Cats, they're clean as country water....

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4p7prURvIk

Welcome! 


nshvlcat

Posted 23 February 2015 - 12:52 PM

nshvlcat is an abbreviation for Nashville Cat.  I lived in Nashville for 25 years before retiring and returning to my northwest TN hometown.  I have been nshvlcat since 1989.

 

Nashville Cats, they're clean as country water....

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4p7prURvIk


FormerOBS

Posted 26 January 2015 - 11:56 PM

I actually joined a few months before I retired from Amtrak, but I was making retirement plans at the time. So now the name does fit. Loved the job while I was doing it (except for the occasional times when I hated it ---- LOL), but enough is enough. It's a job for a younger person, and the next generation needs the jobs.

spacecadet

Posted 26 January 2015 - 05:55 PM

I hope I haven't already posted in this thread, but I looked through the last couple pages and didn't see a Steve Martin avatar anywhere...

 

Anyway, I've been using public forums for a really long time, and have gone through several different screen names. For a while I was using "basscadet", which was the name of a song from an electronic group I really liked. It was a play on "spacecadet" and was pronounced like "bass guitar" or "bass drum". I thought this was both clever and obvious. But I noticed that whenever I'd fill out a form online with my email address and then have to talk to someone on the phone or in person about my account for whatever reason, they'd always pronounce "bass" like the fish. Like I'm some kind of fish cadet. The first couple times I thought it was funny, but when it started happening every single time, it started getting pretty annoying.

 

So I just gave in and changed it to "spacecadet", which I use on about half the forums I frequent now. (On the other half, I use a different bastardized version of "basscadet" that's impossible to mispronounce.)


AmtrakBlue

Posted 26 January 2015 - 06:28 AM

Mine is kind of lame, but I couldn't think of anything else.  My kids' school's mascot is a Saber, so I'm a Saber Mom.  Totally not original, but it works.

Welcome to AU!


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