Lets See Your Train Watching Vehicles

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by fifer, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Steve , I know you are going to hate this , but I have done what you want to do.
    Years ago we went to Durango Colo to ride the Silverton. While there my wife and son wanted to go on a horseback ride. We went north of the town a ways and rented three horses and a guide. we rode on a trail for about a half hour when I herd the train whistle and low and behold it passed by only about 200' below us. (real Cool) And on a side note I also took a Glider ride and got to fly the thing and once again saw the train from about 3000' above their elevation and the air field is right next to the tracks. Lots of fun up there.
    I think however the Chama train is a much nicer ride.
  2. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

  3. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    Cool, I have about 33 hours in a C170, C172, and Piper Cherokee. Unfortunetly I had to give it up due to my size and I couldn't comfortably fit in the cockpit anymore.
  4. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    This is how we get around, and also see trains a plenty here on the prairie. She is called Big Blue and I've done more work on this truck than any other vehicle I've ever owned! Still needs some TLC. Nothing in side, just open space. Good for those trips to the LHS. :thumb:

    TrainClown :wave:

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  5. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Here's my Bobbie Joe.
    Saw some trains this weekend! Had to go to the middle of the state and down to "the country" of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale to see'em. :mad:

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  6. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Sorry to bring back a thread that has been gatherin' dust for three years. I did a search on Chama and lo'n'behold this'n popped up.
    Now, you all say that those are your train chasin vehicles, but where's your proof? Therefore, I challenge you to prove it by sharing a picture of your chasin' toy with a picture of a train somwhere else in the photo! Let me give this thread some new life by giving my proof!
    The first shot will be a picture of my whole durn family chasin' a train. On the left is my immediate family, in the Excursion is my mom, dad, sister & a niece, and the green Ford is another sister and her husband.
    Second shot is proof that my little one in the back seat is enjoying his train chasing as well.
    Third off, I challenged the engineer to a drag race but he humbly declined instead challenging me to a tug of war! Uhm, okay, you win.

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  7. Torpedo

    Torpedo Member

    I like to sneak up on them, and tree them. :D:D:D:D

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  8. FiatFan

    FiatFan Member

    I don't have any trains in these pictures but I was taking pictures of structures, not trains.

  9. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    That's great! I love it! More... more... more... more....
    You know, I've always wanted to come up with some kind of a tripod contraption for a bicycle so that I could actually ride on the rails with my bicycle -abandoned lines and low use lines mind you!
  10. FiatFan

    FiatFan Member

    I do ride mine on a rails to trails path here in town. It's the former Fort Dodge Des Moines and Southern.

  11. hooknlad

    hooknlad Member

  12. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    I am going to die laughing from this sooner or later:D sign1
  13. paceway

    paceway New Member

    I was going to reply yesterday but I was on the floor and couldn't reach the keys. Between the three wheeled crapper wagon and the motorhome and now more, I just had to sit and watch what you guys came up with next.

    Thanks to all for the smiles....

    I always said model railroaders are nuts...sign1

    Thanks to all.
  14. jambo101

    jambo101 Member

    Also serves as midlife crises machine..aussie

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