Friday, November 30, 2007

"My Dad's Trains"

Port Townsend, November 30, 2007. Whilst researching a new article on railroad derricks and cranes, I tripped over a wonderful blog entitled "My Dad's Trains."

A fellow named Bill "started the blog to share (his) Dad's pictures he took before (he) was born and I thought I'd share them so folks could remember a quieter peaceful time, and when the railways still had a personality."

Why I found this blog so exciting is, that it is about the experience's of a young man, who, like me, was learning about and riding locomotives, within a few years of my experience, also on the Canadian National, but in Nova Scotia, as far from Prince Rupert BC as one can get!

His entry "Cab Ride" April 8, 2007 was electrifying for me. It reflects almost word for word what I experienced on my first cab ride, right down to the view of the Steam Generator Car!

Highly recommended - give it a view!

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The Old Fart said...

Hi Robert

Thank you for stopping by my blog I have for my Dad. The Cab Ride you mention was 30 years ago but if I close my eyes I still can live it all over again.

I started the blog to share my Dad's pictures he took before I was born and I thought I'd share them so folks could remember a quieter peaceful time, and when the railways still had a personality.

I am glad you found my blog and added a link for me, I will do so in turn on my blog for My Dad's Trains as well as my main blog "Welcome to the Old Fart's Blog.

Thank you again,

bill

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