Replying to What Does Your Forum User Name Mean?
Posted 07 December 2014 - 12:07 AM
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!
Posted 07 September 2014 - 09:59 PM
Um....it's my name.
Posted 05 September 2014 - 08:48 PM
Posted 05 September 2014 - 08:46 PM
Posted 05 July 2014 - 06:21 PM
Classic movie, Eh?
Posted 23 May 2014 - 10:17 PM
Or you could just say it's your first name and airport code, since KSFO is the San Fran ICAO designator.
Peter - my first name
K - my last initial
SFO - the airport code for San Francisco - where i used to live and worked (at the airport) and still feels like home
The airport I used to work at is in my username also. HRT then, now ORD.