Hello from Royse City, Tx

Ralph Grassi Sep 30, 2020

  1. Ralph Grassi

    Ralph Grassi TrainBoard Member

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    Hi,

    I model HO. I love the PRR, Pc and CR because of family history on the PRR starting after WWI. I also love the SP, SSW, KCS, SF, and anything railroad related. I even have a Fairmont A4 to restore that came off the SP.

    My family history starts with my great grandfather who started with the PRR in 1923 after coming home from WWI. He started as a brakeman at the Buckeye Yard and retired as a passenger conductor in 1960. My grandfather and great uncle also worked PRR/PC/CR after WWII. Grandfather retired as a freight conductor in 1976.

    I am also converting my DC stuff to DCC.

    Luckily, my wife is very tolerant of my my hobby!
     
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  2. logging loco

    logging loco TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to TrainBoard Ralph.

    That's a nice family history of railroaders.

    I grew up not far from the PRR's Trenton Cutoff. I would lie in bed at night listen to the PRR, PC, then CR locomotives blowing for a grade crossing not far away.

    Welcome and have fun!
     
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  3. Ralph Grassi

    Ralph Grassi TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks you Sir! I wanted to be a railroader, but parents had other ideas...so I am a model railroader!
     
  4. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard Ralph!
     
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  5. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Ralph, welcome. Happy to have you aboard.
     
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  6. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard, Ralph. There seem to be quite a number of PRR fans here.
     
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    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
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    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to TrainBoard.
     
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  9. Ralph Grassi

    Ralph Grassi TrainBoard Member

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    Glad to be here!

    I also have a Fairmont A4 to restore and put back on the rails. My FIL gave it to me. Its SP MOW number is 5306. I need to refresh the ford 2.3 industrial engine and replace the wood flooring.
     
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  10. Kirby Pople

    Kirby Pople New Member

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    Ralph, we are neighbors. I am right up the road from you, in Fate.
     
  11. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Pardon me for laughing, but to you Texas guys "right up the road" can mean an hour or two away. To us New Hampshire folk "right up the road" means five or ten miles away. An hour or more puts us in Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Canada, or the Atlantic Ocean. :ROFLMAO:

    Regardless, we're happy to have both of you on board. :cool:

    Just can't resist a little fun pickin'.
     
  12. Ralph Grassi

    Ralph Grassi TrainBoard Member

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    Now, that is awesome!!!! Would like to meet you!
     
  13. Ralph Grassi

    Ralph Grassi TrainBoard Member

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    It is fun to pick. And Fate is just up the road from me, about 10 miles. In Texas Just up the road can be 10 to 20 miles. Up the road apiece can be 50.
     

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