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Trollopian

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.


fair28

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.


Acela944

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.


the_traveler

Posted 08 September 2014 - 01:22 PM

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


George K

Posted 07 September 2014 - 09:59 PM

Um....it's my name.


GG-1

Posted 05 September 2014 - 08:48 PM

ALOHA


NYP2NFL01

Posted 05 September 2014 - 08:46 PM

Hello. My forum name NYP2NFL01 represents the first time I traveled from New York Penn Station to Niagara Falls, NY in 2001. I really love this forum. I didn't know it existed until just a month ago.

strangebrew

Posted 05 July 2014 - 06:21 PM

Classic movie, Eh?

 

https://en.wikipedia...ki/Strange_Brew


XHRTSP

Posted 23 May 2014 - 10:17 PM

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

Or you could just say it's your first name and airport code, since KSFO is the San Fran ICAO designator.

The airport I used to work at is in my username also. HRT then, now ORD.

Dog Rancher

Posted 23 May 2014 - 08:53 AM

I rescue dogs. While I'm not as active as I used to be, I still have three living with me and another 15 I pay to be boarded.

Two of my babies have passed away in the past two months.

When my former wife and I lived in the Texas Hill Country, we rescued everything the local Humane Society sent our way: dogs, cats, goats, horses, cows, mini horses, etc.


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