Some old pictures.

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by SD90, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    Here is the reason I like trains so much. This is the view from my bedroom window when I was 15 years old! As you can see, my room was the perfect distance back from CN's mainline so that an SD40-2 would take up the entire field of view! Every time a train went by, I would look out the window, and if I had a camera close by, I would take a picture of it, even in the middle of the night, I would wake up enough to take a look at it.

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    Here are some more from right outside our back yard.

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    And not just CN!

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    And some really old stuff too!

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    And at that time, they still used a caboose!

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    Mike.
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    An interesting group of photos Mike. Now some may ask you how you put up with the noise, but I bet that you didn't even hear them after you lived there for some time. When I was about that age, we lived very close to a SAR track (South African Raiaways) were steam locos came by hauling coal drags day and night. Took a while when we first moved into that house but soon didn't hear them just like not hearing the ticking of a clock.
  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Wonder full photo`s. You had it all back then in your own back yard!!!! your own BIG layout:D :D
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Is the house still there? Is it for sale?
  5. SD90

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    The house is still there, when ever I go back, I drive by it, and check! Lots of good memories in that house! (and photo ops!)

    Mike.
  6. pttom

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    Great pictures:thumb: