Hmmmm, think I'm going to need a little practice

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  1. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    My first attempt for our next contest. Pulled the trigger to quick in pic on right. A digital (at least mine does) takes a few seconds to reset before you can take the next pic as you can see by the pic on the left! :( Oh well.

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  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    What railroad is that Tyson?

    Gary
  3. Tyson Rayles

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    Gary it's the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, it was formed when the Southern filed for abandonment of the Murphy Branch here in southwestern North Carolina. It hauls tourists mostly, but it still hauls some freight, usually feed, ferilizer and pallets. It has this 2-8-0 in service and another one being overhauled for service as well as some Geeps (mostly GP35's). It runs from Dillsboro N.C to Andrews N.C.
  4. Vic

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    Hey Tyson, Get that room over the General Store ready!!! I stole 10 gallons of "Shine" from Pappy...got a full tank of gas....and I WANNA RIDE THAT TRAIN!!!!!:D :D :D
  5. shamus

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    Hi Tyson, I just love to see a steamer, not many around these days in the UK only Preservation lines.

    Shamus

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  6. Tyson Rayles

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    I want to ride the train too Vic, but it's $38 a pop last I checked, more during the "leaf" season. Shamus they are getting ready to put in turntables (at least 2, 1 here and 1 out in the Nantahala Gorge) and build a roundhouse of some type here. :cool:
  7. Casey Feedwater

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    Remember the occasional feature in MR, "A Railroad You Can Model?" This sounds (and looks) like a good candidate for one of those. I'd like to see some more photos, Tyson :)
  8. Tyson Rayles

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    Casey MR did one on the Murphy Branch and also one on the now defunct connecting shortline, the Graham Co.R.R. Any pictures I post will about aways be on the GSMRR.
  9. Vic

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    Good Lord Tyson, $38.00 a trip!:eek: That equals three Rail-Line HOn3 box car kits eek: While you are out scouting for photos look for a good place to "hop" the train:D :D :D
  10. Tyson Rayles

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    Vic if you are ever going to be in this area PM or e-mail me so we can get together. BTW there should be a train store/hobby shop/ Lionel Museum open here by late Sept. I figure a year at least before they start on the turntables and roundhouse.
  11. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    HI Tyson, I definitely will do that. I used to travel from here to Richmond Va two or three times a year in my work but now that I'm retired (some call it retarded:D ) I don't get up that way. But if I do I'll certainly give you "a holler":D Thanks:)