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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

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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!


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.


mightyjoe1201

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.

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.


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