Return from cheese town

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by rogerw, May 23, 2007.

  1. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Hi all, its been a busy week. With the train ride to milwaukee and the wedding when I got there time flew by.
    Ralph I didnt make it to the dells but my niece is going ther e for her honeymoon. Mad cow I waved , did you see me? big steel and railohio got some pics but not enough. Lessons learned, 10 hours on a train is about my limit(sleeper car would be a must on anything longer) its a lot cheaper to bring beer on the train than buy it at 4 bucks a can. Its hard to take pics on a train with dirty windows. Oh and dont try to run down the up escalator (after a couple of pitchers of beer) trying to catch the train.I may or maynot talk about that last one in more detail:mrgreen:
    It was dark when I left kansas so this is the best I could do on my departure from the topeka train station.
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    This is in Missouri I believe, ITs from the rains about 3 weeks ago
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    Those 18 wheelers arnt so tough now:-D
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    Milwaukee amtrak station
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    Had to stop at walthers, picked up Track planning for realistic operations by John Armstrong (my brother inlaw in the pic)
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    Oh ya the bride and groom
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    all in all a very good trip


  2. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    sounds like a great trip roger! :thumb: whats up with the BNSF logo?is it glow in the dark? and cool pasenger car in milwauke!.so when are you gonna tell us what you bought at walthers? :D --josh
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    Josh thats all that lite up with the flash at night. I got to talk to the conductors about the mu's. there where 3 dash 9's and 4 smaller(4axel locos) hooked together. the sound was aweeeeeeeeesome . all I could afford at walthers was the book.
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    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    OK,i thought it was just the flash and not the engine.that is one big flash then,those logos look like billboards!and you could only afford one book!!??LOL,thats like dying,going to heaven and realizing your just there because of a detour!!! LOL --josh
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    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    thought you might like that joke....:D so what all did the walthers shop have? anyhting cool,cause i see a sweeeeet ore bridge in that case in the back.--josh
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    roger:wav: , GLAD you had a good time in WI!:up:
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    didnt get to spend much time there to look around. We where in a hurry to go and decorate the hall for the wedding. Ill tell you for a vacation it was pretty hecktic. but that bridge does look pretty nice
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    Thanks UP sd40-2 ,Deano
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    Hope you found God's gift to America (Wisconsin...of course..!!) to your liking...and had lots of fun. It's been a long time since I rode a train....:cry:
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    steam head gods country was great. I grew up there (spent my first 29 years there) I love the country rides but dont miss the big city life (milwaukee):):):)
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    Hello Roger,

    I DID see you wave! Thanks!! Word on the street here is that you fit right in with us 'Cheeseheads' and that you're welcome back ANYTIME. Thanks for sharing the pics, I really dig the waterlogged 18 wheeler.....

    Johnny
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    Thanks Johnny