Back in the cupola (oh I wish).

former-trainman-1958 Sep 5, 2011

  1. former-trainman-1958

    former-trainman-1958 New Member

    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

    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

    Welcome aboard!

  4. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

    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

    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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