Foamers

CNJ 3676 posted:

We needed the switch keys and the torn two-sizes-too-small t-shirt with the ten year old mustard stains to complete the look...

1COMIC

Bob

Bob...that pic says it all.....in the fire service they are called COO-COO buffs,and other titles....that being said all buffs are not crazy...just the few,unfortunately we all get painted with the same brush....joe 

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON...W.S.CHURCHILL

 

Joe Krasko LCCA 17199

I certainly enjoy railfanning. If anything, watching and photographing 1:1 action helps drive my 1:48 passion. Like some have said, it's the few idiots that don't respect the right-of-ways and trespass that cast a dim light on the rest of us. Actually, there's been lots of stories of railroad employees liking some of the railfans hanging around. It helps deter some of the vandalism to their property.

Joe K. - I still like watching fire trucks too!

Rob

One of the reasons I ended up spending my professional career in logistics is my interest in trains, trucks and ships.  Now; I’ve always had to maintain a firewall of sorts between my professional responsibilities and my recreational interest in transportation so, very few people who know me professionally are aware of my recreational interest in “big things that move”.  

I’ve been fortunate during my career though; to spend a considerable amount of time in locomotive cabs and on the bridge of ships so, the professional side has also played host to the recreational.  👍

Curt

CNJ 3676 posted:

Experience has taught me any leisure pursuit will have its share of oddballs who participate. I see them on railroad outings, fishing trips and at sporting events to name a few.

Bob

 

Bob...the only thing that's new to me is...I didn't know Comic Book Guy was a rail fan....joe 

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON...W.S.CHURCHILL

 

Joe Krasko LCCA 17199

robmcc posted:

I certainly enjoy railfanning. If anything, watching and photographing 1:1 action helps drive my 1:48 passion. Like some have said, it's the few idiots that don't respect the right-of-ways and trespass that cast a dim light on the rest of us. Actually, there's been lots of stories of railroad employees liking some of the railfans hanging around. It helps deter some of the vandalism to their property.

Joe K. - I still like watching fire trucks too!

Rob

Exactly!! I keep CSX and NS toll free numbers (I got them off crossing signage) in case I spot something 'amiss' while I'm rail fanning...  As with most things, a few idiots ruin things for the rest of us.. A friend of mine, now deceased, was an investigator for a major southeastern RR.. I found it hard to believe some of the stuff he told me that people do on/around railroad property.. Another friend,  a retired CSX engineer, told me about some of the crazy/stupid stuff he'd seen while running freight trains....

CFO, Construction Superintendent; Clinch River, and Southern RR.. (The CRS O Gauge Line)

robmcc posted:

I certainly enjoy railfanning. If anything, watching and photographing 1:1 action helps drive my 1:48 passion. Like some have said, it's the few idiots that don't respect the right-of-ways and trespass that cast a dim light on the rest of us. Actually, there's been lots of stories of railroad employees liking some of the railfans hanging around. It helps deter some of the vandalism to their property.

Joe K. - I still like watching fire trucks too!

Rob

Thus my tagline. 

Promote Responsible Railfanning 

CNJ 3676 posted:

Experience has taught me any leisure pursuit will have its share of oddballs who participate. I see them on railroad outings, fishing trips and at sporting events to name a few.

Bob

 

Maybe even on O-gauge model railroad forums? 

 

 

Ooops!!!  Did I type that out loud?  

Paul  

Ship Rock Island ROCKET FREIGHT

 

2 Rails?  3 Rails?  Doesn't matter, I can't count that high anyway.

I love the smell of fresh-brewed creosote first thing in the morning.

juniata guy posted:

One of the reasons I ended up spending my professional career in logistics is my interest in trains, trucks and ships.  Now; I’ve always had to maintain a firewall of sorts between my professional responsibilities and my recreational interest in transportation so, very few people who know me professionally are aware of my recreational interest in “big things that move”.  

I’ve been fortunate during my career though; to spend a considerable amount of time in locomotive cabs and on the bridge of ships so, the professional side has also played host to the recreational.  👍

Curt

Same here.

Maybe this will help, although I am not sure which side of the cab window it should be used.

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Later Gator,

  Dave

 

Here comes a Yankee with a blackened soul,
Heading to Gatow with a load of coal.
......Anonymous U. S. pilot during the Berlin Airlift

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PRRMP54 posted:

Maybe this will help, although I am not sure which side of the cab window it should be used.

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Keep a can or two handy on BOTH sides of the cab! 

Paul  

Ship Rock Island ROCKET FREIGHT

 

2 Rails?  3 Rails?  Doesn't matter, I can't count that high anyway.

I love the smell of fresh-brewed creosote first thing in the morning.

A old Santa Fe engineer told the club members a story about running a steam engine and seen a teenage boy about to throw a rock at him the cab of the steam engine, he open the boiler clean out valve and the teenage boy was last seen tumbling head over heels backwards. No calls to the railroad and also no more boys with rocks in that area.

Keith Johnson

CNJ 3676 posted:

Not unlike guys at train shows who look and smell like they live on the street and whip out a big wad of cash to buy an expensive locomotive.

Bob

Or the opposite, the guy is wearing $3000 worth of clothes and haggles over a dollar on a $3.00 item.

Mike

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