The sound of a Lionel's tender whistling woke me about twenty minutes ago(6:30am) I feel asleep with the tv on. I missed the train, but the whistle blew again in the background. The movie is called the Love letter.... Oh, "Ellen" the talkshow host is in it.... I'm rollin back over now, "later folks"

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"


"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.


About two weeks ago I was unable to sleep due to a sore neck and shoulder.  About 4:00 AM I got out of bed and sat in my recliner chair.  I turned on my TV and caught the beginning of "The Adventures of Annie Oakley", a 1950 western series.  WOW!! the story was centered around the narrow gauge SP Owens valley branch.  There were lots of scenes of ten wheeler no. 9 under steam running light and pulling trains.  Scenes were shot in Laws, Owenyo and Keeler.  Sure the story was hokey and Annie was even hokier but I was totally entranced with all the train scenes.  BTW it was shown on MEtv, channel 17 here in Roswell GA.      ODD-D

R. E. Ottosen
texastrain posted:

Watching FXM Retro and a movie from 1965 called "John Goldfarb, Please Come Home" with Shirley McLane, Peter Ustinov, Harry Morgan, and other greats is on.  It is about a U2 pilot who lands in a middle eastern country, and the sheik, Peter Ustinov, has trains, of all scales, running everywhere through his palace, throughout the movie.  It is a fun B movie from that time, and a lot of trains and girls in bikinis.  A lot of good looking action, with trains....... A really fun movie for a Saturday of relaxing while working on engines, despite the distractions.  Still, worth watching to catch the interesting model train action, and some ideas for layouts around the house.......


I saw that movie as a kid the local t.v. station would air it.Now those where trains that smoked and sounded like trains.I know its a movie but its a fun movie.

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