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Old 05-03-2013, 09:01 PM   #85
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In the next election cycle, please vote for me for President. I will do just one thing if elected - Ban air horns for freight trains after dark. Come on, people - If you can't see the engine's headlights coming at you, you deserve to become a hood ornament for the locomotive.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:29 PM   #86
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In the next election cycle, please vote for me for President. I will do just one thing if elected - Ban air horns for freight trains after dark. Come on, people - If you can't see the engine's headlights coming at you, you deserve to become a hood ornament for the locomotive.
Ah ha but then us train horn lovers would never vote for you. I do prefer a steam whistle but an air horn blasting into the night is still a poor (read good) second.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:54 AM   #87
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Ah ha but then us train horn lovers would never vote for you. I do prefer a steam whistle but an air horn blasting into the night is still a poor (read good) second.
Lets not forget the bell, Possum.
Yeah, gimme a steam whistle and a bell any time!
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It never ceases to amuse me when I read reviews and people will rate places low if there are trains going by. You see the tracks and of course there will be trains going by! Really thou!?!?! Tracks but no trains?!?! How do you think you get a lot of your consumables in the stores? Trains and semi's move them to you. Don't get upset when you see and hear trains and semi's on tracks and on the roads.
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It is surprising how many don't make that connection. Of course though, I've been a train nut since I was a kid so I am very easy to please when I hit track side campgrounds.
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Don't mind them when Mr Sun is up. I wonder if Train Engineers live next to tracks, most likely most don't......hmmmmm
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For those who like to hear trains at night, Havre, MT on U.S. 2 is the place to overnight. The RV park on the East end of town is beside the switchyard. I mean beside, like just over the fence, you can even hear the trainmen talking. I found it interesting, DW on the other hand__.

Piratesilly; I hear you. Trains are the second-most efficient way to move products. River barges are the most efficient, but are limited where they can go, they of course must follow rivers. While trains were the main method of moving goods and people around this great Nation it prospered. Now that the U.S. railway system has been partially dismantled our great Nation seems to be withering.
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For those train lovers following this don't forget this Saturday, 5-11-13, is National Train Day. Activities all over the country.
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Thought you guys might be interested in this story
BBC Two - James May's Toy Stories, The Great Train Race
and here's a youtube video about for you
James May's Toy Stories - The Great Train Race (1/6) - YouTube
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I thought it is law that you have to have a train track close to the campground. Doesn't bother me. I love trains and am about 3/4 deaf. Disturbs the wife who generally is a very light sleeper. That's good, cause the cat wakes her up at night when he gets hungry and not me.
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I think of trains as "American" as our flag. I wish more trains were used...to aid in eliminating so many "wanna be" semi drivers on the innerstates
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