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SHE explains herself best. Her first comment is based on my Facebook post that I truly enjoyed meeting HIM on the Pennsylvanian! In Dee’s own words: At my age (71) I am relieved to know that I have not lost … Continue reading
At the end of my blog post on May 13th, I asked the following question: Why am I so captivated by this sameness for mile after mile, as if I’m staring into a flame? Your answers reassure me! Here are … Continue reading
My daughter, who lives on the outskirts of Atlanta in Decatur, GA had minor surgery yesterday morning. She is a single mom and needed my help for a few days following her surgery. So, I’ve been the cook and dishwasher, … 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 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
On March 9th I posted a question to the Trainorders forum asking their many railfans to respond to the question, “What makes someone a railfan?” Some of the answers were touching stories, others were sensory descriptions woven delicately with beautiful … Continue reading
I am a railfan for the following reasons. I grew up dirt poor in Eastern Kentucky. We lived literally 25 feet from a railroad of the old C&O on the Big Sandy Subdivision at Buchanan, Kentucky. I was 5 years … Continue reading
I consider myself a railfan by heritage, by inclination, by choice, and by experience. My father worked for the NYCRR/PC/Conrail for 41 years . . . I have three brothers: one works for a major US railway, another is the … Continue reading
In response to my post on trainorders.com yesterday, I’ve had almost twenty really good, heart-felt responses to my question, “What makes someone a railfan?” The stories are interesting and quite insightful. I will try to post at least one story … Continue reading