Hello all, My name is Steve, I have been born a railroad addict. I have worked on the railroad on passenger trains, my father is still a conductor, and now I am president of a Non-Profit 501(c)3 Passenger Railroad. I am an Army Vet from OIF. I am now in the Air Force in the Alaska Air National Guard as a C-17 Loadmaster at Elmendorf AFB, AK. I am a volunteer firefighter in my local town Wasilla. All this, and I am only 24. I do own a small business that custom paints model trains. I have several corporate contracts and an online store where I sell my work as seen here: http://myworld.ebay.com/realaktrains/ My favorite locomotive is the Alaska Railroad Budd RDC-3 #701 in the 1985-1990's Paint scheme. In which I have replicated in 1:8 Scale 7.5" gauge for use on live steam railroads. Its a whopping 10.5' long and is pretty darn heavy. I have attached a photo of it. I have a lot of knowledge I can share with you on the Alaska Railroad if anyone would like to know more. Railroads I have ridden: Alaska Railroad, Amtrak-Cascades-Coastal Starlight-Empire Builder- Silver Meteor-Acela-Texas Eagle , Farmrail, Eastern Japan Railways, the Texas Transportation Museum, LIRR, MTA NYC, DC Metro, London's Tube, Seattle Monorail, NJ TRANSIT, and of course the 25c kiddie ride in front of the store with the cheesy music.