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Switchman Tall Tales and Stories - Model RR Related

Tall Tales and Stories of the inhabitants of the BS&GM railroad, it's cities and towns.

  1. The Story of the Founding of the Internet and then the rest of the story.

    by , October 22nd, 2012 at 05:49 AM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    The Founding of the Internet
    The Internet has become indispensablele to Model Train Forums, On Line Hobby Shops,
    As well as a research tool for railroad history. So I began to wonder about how it began. I believe I've found the answer;

    A lot of folks have claimed credit for the founding of the Internet and WWW.
    A friend of mine who knows I am always seeking and a seeker of the Truth ...

    Updated October 28th, 2012 at 05:15 AM by Switchman

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  2. Wal-Mart and ME. Or why are their employees attending counseling?

    by , September 16th, 2012 at 10:24 PM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    Hello

    For the last nine months I still haven’t been able to work on my trains. I’ve built the benchwork and I’ve created so many track plans. But every time I decide to build one, I see another I like better and start redesigning my layout.

    I’ve bought tons of train stuff. But it’s just sitting in boxes and I’ve not run any trains or built any kits. I'm getting so danged darned depressed. And over the last few months I've been getting a little bored and feed up.
    ...
  3. Worlds Greatest Modelers Home Town N with Todays News or is it Yesterdays news Today

    by , September 10th, 2012 at 04:06 PM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    Todays News or is it Yesterdays news Today. Anyway here are the headlines from the "Worlds Greatest Modelers" home town newspaper, The Jot 'Em Down Daily News. It is a uniquely good thinking paper and brings the news quickly with clear understandable headlines.

    The Jot 'Em Down Daily News is located in the town of Muck City in Tattlersville County, Alabama. The meaning of the towns name is "Hog Gathering Place." The town was on the Sawokli (meaning Johnny Raccoon) ...
  4. A few Old Related Train Jokes

    by , September 10th, 2012 at 03:55 PM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    Lawyer and a Farmer

    A lawyer gets on a train to go to London. He sits next to a poor farmer. To pass the time the lawyer decides to play a game with the guy.

    "I will ask you a question and if you get it wrong, you have to pay me £1 pound. Then you ask me a question, and if I get it wrong, you get £10. You ask me a question first."


    The farmer thinks for a while. "I know", he says, "what has three legs, takes 10 hours to climb up a
    ...
  5. Castleberry, AL Passenger Train Collision, May, 3, 1936

    by , September 10th, 2012 at 03:50 PM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    Train stories
    Copyright 08-07-2012 by RFL

    Todays News or is it Yesterday’s news Today. Anyway here are some stories from the "
    WorldsGreatest Modelers" home town newspaper, The Jot 'EmDown Daily News. It is a uniquely good thinking paper and brings the news quickly with clear understandable headlines.

    Castleberry, AL Passenger Train Collision, May, 3, 1936

    W. J. Quinn, newspaperman ...
  6. The Boilling Alabama Train Wreck of 1896

    by , September 10th, 2012 at 03:39 PM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    Today’s News or is it Yesterday’s news today. Anyway the "Worlds Greatest Modeler's" home town newspaper, The Jot 'Em Down Daily News, Brings you the first in a series of original Alabama Train wreck stories.

    The Boilling Train Wreck Of 1896

    Copyright 06-21-2012 by RFL


    The Rome and Decatur Railroad ran a daily passenger round trip from Birmingham to Montgomery. It assigned train number 310 to the Birmingham to Montgomery leg and train number 110 ...
  7. Part 2 of 2 WGM's Train Ride to Burnt Corn, Alabama on a 4-4-0 American

    by , September 10th, 2012 at 03:29 PM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    As the Direct debit membership and professional development stock and credit administrator as well as the official Bin Man for the, "World’greatest Modeler" here is a tale of the WGM’s wife's, Aunt HenriettaTutwiler.

    Part 2 of 2

    The Ghost of My Aunt Henrietta Tutwiler
    Copyright 06-02-2012by RFL

    My name is Agnes Grace Magnuson. And once a month, I would ride the old Tuscumbia Railway, from Burnt Corn Alabama to Muck City,Alabama. My Aunt, ...
  8. Part 1 of 2 WGM's Train Ride to Burnt Corn, Alabama on a 4-4-0 American

    by , May 29th, 2012 at 04:35 AM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    As the Direct debit membership and professional development stock and credit administrator as well as the official Bin Man for the, "World’s Greatest Modeler" here is a tale of the WGM’s wife's Great, Great, Great Aunt Agnes, her Uncle Andre, and the ghost that inhabited his Mother-in-law's (Theodosia) and father-in-Law’s (Zachariah) farmhouse.

    Part 1 of 2.

    A Train Trip to Burnt Corn

    Copyright 05-20-2012 by ...
  9. The "World’s Greatest Modeler." Asks are you getting tired of Model Trains?

    by , November 15th, 2011 at 03:09 AM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    QUESTION ***** Question***** From the "World’s Greatest Modeler."

    Who is the
    WGM? Why that’s me :moon: of course.

    Now I never get tired of my model trains or working on them because I am, after all, the
    WGM.

    But you modelers of lesser talent, skills, and attitude do. But not to worry, the WGM, That's me of course is here to help, advise, and What was that third thing? Where's my notes (I'm the WGM I don't use notes) Oh yea, guide you back onto the ...

    Updated November 15th, 2011 at 03:26 AM by Switchman

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  10. Close Encounters of the Haunted Kind

    by , July 17th, 2009 at 06:15 AM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    My Wife and I often make the trip from Birmingham to Irvington Alabama to visit our grand kids and our children.


    We lived in the area for about 32 years and over time became familiar with most of the local legends.

    The one that interested me the most was the rumors of some haunted railroad tracks off highway ninety (hgwy. 90) just outside of Theodore. I, my wife and Children crossed these tracks on a daily basis.

    If you saw the movie " Close
    ...
  11. Railroad Man and Woman's Wedding Vows

    by , November 13th, 2008 at 01:53 AM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    I don't know if y'all have read the Railroad Man Wedding vows. If you have sorry about that.

    These Railroad wedding vows were originally written by Bob Eley. I've made a few minor changes so if it's wrong it's my fault.

    Dearly Beloved, We are gathered here today in accordance with the FRA, AAR, TC and other regulatory bodies to unite these two units in M.U. service. If anyone takes exception, file your grievance or get in the clear.

    Do you, Groom's Name ...
  12. Creepy Crawly Visitors

    by , October 31st, 2008 at 04:17 PM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    At 5:00 am this morning, I was awakened by my wife's cats making strange sounds and knocking stuff around and off the layout. It's under construction so all they could hurt was some WS risers and sectional tracks.

    I went in to see what was happening.
    I turned on the light and instead of stopping they continued chasing whatever it was. Meowing and scratching at some unknown thing. It was getting a little spooky. I called out to them. As usual they ignored me. After all they ...
  13. Switchman - A Locomotive Poem

    by , September 30th, 2007 at 02:20 AM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    What can slow a mighty Big-Boy locomotive or a little Saddle Tank ? Nothing comes readily to mind. From the smallest Locomotives to the biggest Big Boy, appear to be all powerful.

    The true enemy of the Locomotive is a snowflake. It may look small and live just a short time. But there are strength in its numbers.

    Charles Brewster's Poem, The Locomotive and the Snowflakes," suggests that no powerful force can beat-back the combined strength of a united attack - in ...

    Updated October 1st, 2007 at 02:15 PM by Switchman (readability)

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