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Fourth TrainGranny trip to begin!!Zephyr west - Starlight north - Builder east !!!August 3rd, 2012Some people say... this will be my best trip yet!
Monthly Archives: March 2012
Author’s Note: Let me warn readers that I have used some offensive language in this post. I used the strong wording to make a point. The use of the “n” word makes us uncomfortable, and we should be uncomfortable when … Continue reading
On March 9th I posted a question on the Trainorders passenger train forum asking hundreds of railfans to respond to the question, “What makes someone a railfan?” Here are three more of my favorite responses! Robert S. Korach, … Continue reading
The learning curve is steep when you enter the world of railfans at age 62 with no prior experience. I have tried to learn a little every day by reading posts on a couple of rail forums, but many of … Continue reading
I know I’m not leaving for 13 more days, but I’m going to be quite busy during those 13 days, so. . . packing now is my only option! Got the emergency kit filled and sealed! Amazing! It wasn’t that … Continue reading
On a sweltering summer day last August, I had arrived in Charleston and was waiting at the Amtrak Station for my son to pick me up. When he called my cellphone to tell me he was just around the … Continue reading
I started with my dad when I was 2 years old outside Oak Harbor, Ohio on the NS Chicago and Toledo Lines, but back then it was called Conrail. My dad felt it was important to pass down the railfan … Continue reading
I just set up my official TrainGranny Twitter account! My new Twitter handle is @traingranny. So far, I have one follower, Chuck Williams Photo in Atlanta, GA, also known as @cw_photography_. The only thing I know about Chuck is that … Continue reading
I said I wasn’t going to post everyday… but, this is not really a post. It’s a request. Yesterday my blog readers jumped from a previous high of 384 readers in one day up to 632! I guess that means … Continue reading
A few days ago, I posted “My Friends were Right! I AM Crazy!!” In that post, I mentioned that my husband would be shocked to find out that I had booked a third trip before I’ve had my first day … Continue reading
Yesterday morning I posted a very controversial question on two different rail forums. How many railfans had hopped a freight train for an illegal ride? As a newbie, I had no idea how much wrath would come my way! The … Continue reading