Back in the cupola (oh I wish).

former-trainman-1958 Sep 5, 2011

  1. former-trainman-1958

    former-trainman-1958 New Member

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    I joined sometime back, but had been too busy to check out the website too much. Anyway, I would be what you call a railfan boomer. My grandfather was a section hand on a narrow gauge logging railroad in WV, I use to work on railroad freight cars and trackage as a soldier and a federal employee, I was a trainman for CSX (Newport News to Richmond) and I worked for the Buckingham Branch Railroad before CSX gave them the old mainline.

    I really haven't finished my N scale layout yet, I also have some HO and old Lionel trains stored away. My favorite railroads are CB&O, B&M and ConRail, but my wife's favorites are ConRail and B&O. Of all things, I collect track charts. Some I had, some I've bought, most I've gotten from Allen Stanley, as well as giving him copies of mine (and "cheat sheets" as well).

    Y'all have a good one there!:w20z6q:
     
  2. PW&NJ

    PW&NJ TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to the board, trainman! Got any photos of your layout? When I first signed up here, I'd been an occasional lurker for close to 6 months. TrainBoard has been a very valuable resource ever since. Anyway, let us know if you need anything and glad you're finally speaking up. :)
     
  3. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard!

    Charlie
     
  4. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi (former) Trainman, Welcome aboard.
    As you know, the view from within the TrainBoard is as good as any you would have from a cupola, but without the soot, cinders, and smell. Oh well, you can't have everything...:tb-wink:
     
  5. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard! Looks like we have two things in common. I model both the B&M and CB&Q. Boyhood home was New Hampshire, right next to the old Northern Line. Forgive me but I model the B&M in the Blue era. I also have lived in Illinois for 13 some years and loved the CB&Q.

    Welcome, we're glad you hopped on.
     

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