DRM Meet, April 13, 2003

Peirce Apr 14, 2003

  1. Peirce

    Peirce Passed away April 3, 2009 In Memoriam

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    I don't know of any other board where the members are so anxious and willing to meet each other in person. This says a lot about the quality of our membership. Besides, I am having a lot of fun meeting the guys. I just wish I had the time and money to go longer distances to meet more of you.
     
  2. rush2ny

    rush2ny TrainBoard Member

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    I just relooked at this topic and realized that Peirce posted a pic of me in the cupola of the caboose (page 1). He said that I was adjusting my camera but it really look slike I am adjusting myself for a nap!!!! :D :D

    Russ
     
  3. Peirce

    Peirce Passed away April 3, 2009 In Memoriam

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    In that case, fasten your seatbelt. Yes, that caboose was equipped with seatbelts. Sort of takes away the engineer's fun. "Let's put it up to notch 8 to take out the slack and see if any of the rear-end crew is still standing." [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [ 27. April 2003, 19:15: Message edited by: Peirce ]
     
  4. Johnny Trains

    Johnny Trains Passed away April 29, 2004 In Memoriam

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    Some cabooses I have been in had rounded edges on counters, tables and other "normally square"things as to avoid a good poke in the ribs when the train lurched.

    I can't remember if it was a paticular railroad that used that idea, or was it a one of the caboose builders that came up with that........or did it eventually become mandatory all around? Or, was it one of a kind?
     
  5. Peirce

    Peirce Passed away April 3, 2009 In Memoriam

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    Since the interior design of cabeese seems to have as many variations as there were conductors using them, those ideas could have come from almost anywhere.

    During the era when a conductor was assigned the same caboose for almost his entire career, he was free to fix up the interior any way he wanted. I have seen pictures of many varieties of design. Remember the contrast between the two cabeese I showed you at the DRM.
     
  6. Johnny Trains

    Johnny Trains Passed away April 29, 2004 In Memoriam

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    Yes Peirce, I remember them.
    They were in good shape too!

    I wonder how many conductors had pin-up girls adorning the walls of their cabeese!

    Phew, I've been in dozens of cabooses from West Virginia to Brooklyn, NY to Maine to Iowa. I'll never remember where I saw that one, and I do guess that it was customized by a conductor!
     
  7. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am hoping to have an International Trainboard meet sometime in the next few years (more likely 3 years) where we can all meet somewhere in USA.

    I would be hoping for Alan as well to come over for the trip :D
     
  8. Peirce

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    That's good news, Paul. With the geographic diversity of our membership, that will be an ambitious project. I will predict it should be well received, however.

    Let me suggest before a big discussion starts here, you might want to give this a thread of its own.
     
  9. Peirce

    Peirce Passed away April 3, 2009 In Memoriam

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    Bringing this back to the top so Russ can check his links. It looks like they need a little fixing.
     
  10. rush2ny

    rush2ny TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Peirce. Them pics seem to have got missing from my railimages folderI will have to find the pics that went with the posts and repost them :(

    Russ
     

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