Take a Train To work Day

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Don't know who started this, but it's supposed to happen November 14, 2003
  2. jon-monon

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    Gee, we were supposed to wait til then??? :D :D :D
  3. NScale

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    hmmmmmmm, gonna be hard to do when a train doesn't go there.
    Will it count if I take one of my locos with me to work????? ;) :D
  4. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Unfortunately, most NJ Transit routes run in one direction only, into the NYC area in the AM, and back in the PM. There is a station in Boonton, and one in Morristown, not too terribly far from where I work. And Morristown is one of the few routes with bi-directional service. Boonton to Morristown by car is a 15 minute trip. By train, I would have to go from Boonton to NYC, then come back out on the Morris line to Morristown. Time? About 2 hours. If the Boonton line were bi-directional, I could make the trip by train in about 30 to 40 minutes, still needing two trains. There have been times when I would gladly have taken the train if it were possible. Oh well. I'm sure ridership wouldn't justify the costs of upgrades probably required to signalling etc.
  5. cpr_paul

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    I think the idea is to take a model train with you to work - to show off the hobby. Not that actually taking a train to work isn't a bad idea - I do it (almost) everyday. And I get to take a streetcar too...
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    That's it... :) :) You are supposed to promote the Model RR Hobby by "Bringing a train to work with you" to start up a conversation with someone that "may" get them interested in the hobby. :D :D

    Like I wrote before, I don't know where this started - but this is the 3rd year I've heard about it. :D
  7. mhdishere

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    I had good intentions for bringing a model train to work today, but it never materialized. Since I commute by NJ transit train, Path, and Subway it would have had to be something I could fit in my backpack, something not too delicate, etc. It just never happened. Oh well, next year.
  8. Vic

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    The "burning question" is....What do those of us who don't work do?:D :D :D :p
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Bring a car or engine along when you go out & see if anyone asks: "Why?"

    Or go "railfanning" during the day & see if anyone asks about what you are doing....


    You never know until you try. :D :D
  10. Vic

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    LOL Mikey!!:D I was thinking more about a class action suit against whoever came up with the idea 'cause us "burdens to society" are being discriminated against!!!!:D :D :D :D
  11. jawatkins

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    Well, Vic - look at it this way, if you are retired or laid off from work- you can be working at enjoying retirement or working at finding another job or working at starting a home based business and if you have a model RR set up, you already have your trains where you work! See the logic!
  12. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    No Man! That's "Take a train to Court Day" That's next month.. :D :D :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :D :D
  13. Vic

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    Just Living Off The Fruit Of The Land!!!

    Hi Judy, MOX NIX on all of the above except the trains. :D :D :D

    Actually, I'm retired or as my friends say "retarded". What USED to be my home office is now my layout aera... 20' x24'.

    But, I never object to making a few bucks.....under the table of course!!!....in cash!!!:D :D :D