You know you're a railfan when...

LadySunshine Nov 1, 2001

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    I have one of those on my truck--bought it at Colorado RR Museum.... :)
    The DRGW Fan license plates give it away as well, in case the sticker didn't... :)
     
  2. L Lee Davis

    L Lee Davis TrainBoard Member

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    That's a mouth full! And my license plate says S6. You know your a rail fan when you get a morgage note from your bank to buy a real locomotive. You know your a rail fan when you are asked if you attend church and you reply why yes, I attend the "Church of the Holly Rail"" every Sunday.
    Lee

    "Still Training After All These Years"
     
  3. ladybngnfan

    ladybngnfan TrainBoard Member

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    This is a great list. I do have a cat named Chessie, who I named in honor of the
    C & O, though I'm not a fan of the aforenamed railroad. She is a female gray and white tabby.

    I have a few more to add to your list. Here they are:

    If you ever get married, you hope your future mate is a railfan.
    You would like to start a railfan dating service and advertise in all the railroad magazines.
    If you are unemployed and looking for a job, you choose your job search locations based on how close to the local railroad they are.
    When a company offers you a position, you make your decision based on the proximity to the railroad or lack thereof.
    On vacation, you choose places to stay that have a view of the tracks.
    When you get your daily exercise, you try to do it where you can see trains.
    You sleep on railroad themed sheets, have a lot of railroad themed clothes, and decorate your house with railroad themed art.
     
  4. Ed M

    Ed M Passed away May 2012 In Memoriam

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    Uh, it's probably better to make sure by raising the question early in the relationship. The question is whether you should wait until the second date before asking if he prefers CSX or BNSF. :worried:
     
  5. ladybngnfan

    ladybngnfan TrainBoard Member

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    I'd say even the second date is a little too soon. I think I'd wait until I'm sure that the relationship has a future. But, that's just me.
     
  6. Ed M

    Ed M Passed away May 2012 In Memoriam

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    I guess that means that wearing the vest with all the railroad patches and pins is best left 'til later, huh?
     
  7. ladybngnfan

    ladybngnfan TrainBoard Member

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    Maybe. In some ways, I'd rather let my date know right off that I'm a railfan, but don't talk incessantly about trains and be careful about wearing much in the way of clothes that identify you as a railfan.

    Caution: I pet trains and chase cats.:cat:

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  8. RRfan

    RRfan TrainBoard Member

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    we have a pennsylvania RR lisense plate with a PA K-4 pacific on it
     
  9. SteamDonkey74

    SteamDonkey74 TrainBoard Supporter

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    When you roll down your window while driving just to hear the prime mover the sounds of a passing train even when it is raining outside.
     
  10. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    My situation was simple. She liked Burlington Northern, I liked Santa Fe. We decided to merge in 1998 and Galesburg RR days was our honeymoon!
     
  11. ladybngnfan

    ladybngnfan TrainBoard Member

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    How about when you mistake the motor of your car for the sound of a diesel and you look outside to see the train only to realize that there is no train? When we got our Dodge Neon, I did that. Something about the motor sounded awfully like a diesel, especially when I was driving next to the tracks.
    :we-laugh:
     
  12. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Oh yes. And in the process, your vehicle interior gets wet. But it doesn't bother you!

    Boxcab E50
     
  13. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    Would this make you a holy-railer? :D :D :D :D
     

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