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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.


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.)


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!

Saber Mom

Posted 25 January 2015 - 10:42 PM

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.

Mystic River Dragon

Posted 06 January 2015 - 02:44 PM

Mine is more basic than it sounds. Mystic, CT (with its peaceful river) is one of my favorite getaway places (I go in the off-season, and by train, of course). And, according to the Chinese horoscope, I was born under the sign of the Dragon (the Chinese Dragon is a good, kind creature--not frightening like its counterpart in western mythology). When I was trying out words and phrases to come up with a name, Mystic River Dragon just sounded right.


Posted 07 December 2014 - 12:07 AM

I'm kinda new here. Been a member for several months but have been in the non rail forums. I figured I'd check out some of the forums to do with passenger rail. I will b honest, I'm not much of a rail fan. At least not freight. I was a truck driver for many years, now I'm a bus driver. My handle is actually my c.b. handle combined with the bus number of the bus I drive most days.
I got my handle from one if my trainers when I first started driving truck. He said I looked like mighty Joe from the movie with the beard I had at the time. It also helped that my name is Joe also.


Posted 30 September 2014 - 01:46 PM

Mine harkens to my favorite author, prolific Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope.  Trains feature in several of his books.  ****SPOILER ALERT**** In "Barchester Towers," Mrs. Proudie and oleaginous preacher Mr. Slope attempt to stop train service on the Sabbath.  (I'm glad to report that they fail.)  In "Small House at Allington," good guy Johnny Eames punches out the caddish Adolphus Crosbie on the platform at a London station, probably Paddington.  In "The Prime Minister," speculator Ferdinand Lopez commits suicide by throwing himself in front of a train.


If you like Dickens or Jane Austen, I can practically guarantee you'll enjoy Trollope.


Posted 24 September 2014 - 12:54 PM

Ok, I'll bite.... My 'screen' name is one that I use on most forums and email services, I live in the town of FAIRport (in upstate NY) (FYI, there's a CSX main line going right through the center of my town and has LOTS of train traffic including AMTRAK) and the digits 28 are both the DAY of my birthday AND my house number.  Something I started using some years ago on forums and email services and it's stuck.  FYI, my avatar (the blue service star) is for my son who is in the USAF and currently deployed 'overseas'.  For his safety I'm not going to say where or for how long.


Posted 09 September 2014 - 02:45 PM

Acela - Obviously the Acela Express.

"944" - The first EMD AEM-7 Locomotive number I've taken a picture of in my life.


Posted 08 September 2014 - 01:22 PM

Maybe it's an alias, and your name is really George J or George M! :ph34r:

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