"Once upon a Train"

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by Virginian, Apr 28, 2001.

  1. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    We're all havin' so much fun with the story line in progress, I thought maybe we might try to keep two runnin' silmultaniously!, without getting the two mixed up...or, ummmm..
    There are outlines to this one though...It must stay on the train, that is, within the framework of a trip from here to there, while on board...a passenger train, oh, let's say we bend some time/space and let it be anytime from the invention of Steam to the present.
    Characters must be someone who would be/has been on such a train, amateur or professional. and with that, let's begin:

    "Once upon a train, a very quiet, but apparently nervous Professor was..."
  2. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    clutching tightly a black bag (like the old west Doctors bags). He was talking with Elvis about...

    [You said no time or space, pro or amatuer that's been on a train.] [​IMG]
  3. Biggerhammer

    Biggerhammer Member

    ... the recent spate of train robberies in this part of the West.
  4. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    But Jesse, who was sitting close by, said,"I don't think train robbers are such bad fellows. They..."
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    ...after all, keep the monies flowing. Good or bad and further....
  6. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

    ...they're not interested in those highly secret papers you're carrying, Prof.

    And the professor thought, "how does he know I'm a professor and carrying secret papers?"
  7. Biggerhammer

    Biggerhammer Member

    ... 'Perhaps he's my contact?' wondered the professor silently. 'He IS wearing a pink carnation as a boutonier, like they told me to watch for. I'll know for sure that he's my contact if he's carrying...'
  8. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    a revolver with a mother of pearl handle and gold barrel. Plus, if the respondes to the secret pass code. If I tell him,"I like the way the train sways to the tune of..' With him replying with the song title...
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    ...turn 'im in to pinkerton. As a....
  10. Biggerhammer

    Biggerhammer Member

    ... 'Flight of the Bumblebee' (these tracks need a lot of TLC). If he replies with the song 'I Love a Parade', though, I'll have to...
  11. Biggerhammer

    Biggerhammer Member

    ... card-carrying member of the Grand Benevolent order of Pinkertons, I'm pretty much required to turn anyone in who...

    (bit of reference- Pinkertons were an organized crime family [I think!])

    [This message has been edited by Biggerhammer (edited 05-04-2001).]
  12. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    ..... TOOTs at the wrong spot, races through curves, and disobeys that new signal at Gopher Gulch (is there such a place?). It'll be concrete shoes for you and dumped in the .......
  13. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    ...Gorge, where they might find you after....


    (biggerhammer - pinkertons where a RR Detectives for PRR) -- showing my age
    I DO like what you did though!!!! [​IMG]


    [This message has been edited by N Gauger (edited 05-04-2001).]
  14. Biggerhammer

    Biggerhammer Member

    ... the next salmon run. The professor hoped to not have to do that, though, since Jesse seemed to have a revolver and all the professor had was...
  15. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    ..thesis,"The Minimum Necessary Curvature", rolled up, clutched in his left hand. Thick as it was, he didn't think it would be a very effective club, even though he'd used the concepts contained there in as an intellectual battering ram at 'The....(fill in the blank) Convention', held every year at...
  16. Biggerhammer

    Biggerhammer Member

    (convention name: 'The Silver Spike'?)
    ... the Izaac Walton Inn in Essex, Montana. The paper given right after the professor's paper might've been a better weapon, though: it was titled...
  17. Biggerhammer

    Biggerhammer Member

    (replying to myself? Have I bored you all to sleep here?)
    ... "Alternatives to Paper in the Academic Environment" and was carved on slate. His thoughts were disturbed by Jesse's muttering, though, as Jesse launched into an emotional soliloquy.
    "These long breaks in the conversation really get to me," Jesse grumbled. "I feel like it's been more than a week since anything's happened here! I really hope that this doesn't turn into another..."
  18. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    ....Dead Man's Curve incident. You remember that one - the time when....
  19. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    ..... Jesse couldn't remember. Because "dead men tell no tales". Nobody has ever returned from Dead Man's Curve. Jesse, being the psuedo hero he thought he was, proceeded slowly up the track on Level 1. Left click, right click, scroll further into the curve... fight off the.....
  20. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    ..XKE pullin' up on the right...Oops, sorry..I'm an ol' Jan and Dean Fan [​IMG]..hey, it was on an Auto Transport Car, hooked in with a high ballin' time freight...but on with the story...

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