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Old 21-09-2017, 07:54 PM   #1
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A video I shot earlier this week at the El Paso Model Train Club layout.
The trains are of a collection of a friend who wishes not to identified
by name. The curious backstory is that after serving 17 years on
the Union Pacific Railroad, most recently as a train driver, he collects
and runs innumerable model trains. Talk about a Bus Man's Holiday.

By the era of these trains, brake vans had largely been done away with
in favor of the ubiquitous F.R.E.D device, but he has a nostalgia for the
old ways, as you will see.

https://youtu.be/YEu8w81weZY
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Old 21-09-2017, 08:22 PM   #2
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Thanks Chops. I love the long trains.
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Old 21-09-2017, 08:36 PM   #3
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I love the North American diesel locos found my engrossed in reading about the Rock Island line (its cos of the song)
Got 5 in my collection would like more but feel duty bound to have more British Locos because my layout is a fictional heritage railway

And my railway does have Caboose rides and Brake van rides
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Thanks, Chops!
That's a very nice looking line you guys have there, I'd love to come and see Texas for myself one year. Never managed it yet but you never know.
Cheers,
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Thanks, John. My heart belongs in Britain. If I was to recommend anything here
it would San Antonio, somewhat adopted by Phil Collins, who made enormous
contributions of the Alamo, and perhaps Big Bend National Park. Otherwise, one
hopes the visitor enjoys heat and flies!
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Hi all.
Mention of UP reminds me.
Last week my youngest son visited an internet friend in New Jersey and found out that his friend's Grandfather once worked for UP and they had in the house a dining place setting from a Dome Car !
He was more surprised when he got back and told me about it when I showed him my Grandfathers service record and rule book for when he worked as a fireman on Canadian Pacific in 1910.
Regards, Colin.
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Nice finds. I saw, once, my great grandfather's gold (plated) watch and life time
pass for the Pennsylvania Railroad from which he retired after 40 years of service as a brakeman. He hailed from the first generation of railroaders- prior to being a
brakeman he drove mules hauling barges along the Susquehanna River. Not
sure where those things got off to, now.
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