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Old 10-27-2013, 12:52 AM   #11
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Train day for me also!
Took my family to Altoona to Horseshoe Curve then the railroad museum
Great fall day

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The railroad I work for you have to "protect" all crossings while in a rearward move and if it doesn't have gates and lights you have to flag the crossing until the train covers it.

About being cost efficient we will move 8,000 tons 150 miles (not flat land) for around 800 gallons of diesel.

We also haul hazmat that is illegal to haul any other way.

About safety the majority of train accidents are caused by cars or sabotage.

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I just checked Amtrak for a trip from Raleigh, NC to Fort Worth, TX. According to Amtrak, you can't get there from here.


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I rode Amtrak from Norman, OK to Ft Worth, TX and back; the trip down in the morning was pretty cool, we stayed a couple nights then caught the evening train back. The trip back in the dark was a bit on the boring side for me.


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Originally Posted by Hairtrigger View Post
Train day for me also!
Took my family to Altoona to Horseshoe Curve then the railroad museum
Great fall day
I remember going to the Horseshoe Curve as kid. They'll remember it forever.
Have you been to the RR museum at Stroudsburg, Pa?

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here in East Texas we have an old historic railroad that runs between Palestine and Rusk. about a 35 mile trip one way. they have several old steam engines and a couple old diesel engines. i rode on it many years ago, back in the late 1970's. very interesting. the Texas State Railroad and some of the engines have been used in many different movies and documentories over the years. one of the most prominent movies made in 1980, "The Long Riders" about the James and Younger Gang, which starred, David, Keith and Robert Carradine, James and Stacy Keach, Randy and Dennis Quade.


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