The best (worst) camp site ever!

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Ralph, Dec 12, 2002.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Once when I was a Boy Scout our troop was permitted to camp in a wooded area on a local farmer's property. It was close to the Penn Central line on the west side of the Hudson River in Upstate NY. It was great watching trains go by during the day, but after midnight the frequent freights made sleeping impossible. The camp site wasn't quite this close, but at night it sure seemed that way! :eek:

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  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Sleep? I don't ned no stinkin sleep. More trains! Nice scene.

  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Reminds me of camping at Lake Louise Alberta right next to the CP main line. As many as six trains a night and they had to deafen us with a blasting horn as there was a level crossing close by. The best part was the echo rebounding from the mountains. Absolutely awesome. One of the best sounds on earth. Sleep? Who needs it. Just like the guy in the new James Bond flick.
    Nice campground Ralph
  4. pcentral

    pcentral Member

    We took our layouts to a NMRA regional meet in Bakersfield,CA one time. My friend stayed in his motorhome behind the hall right next to the BNSF/UP mainline that leads to the world famous Tehachapi Loop. I unfortunately stayed at a friends house. He didn't sleep much either, too busy jumping up to see each freight go by.
  5. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Ralph, Thats one hell of a nice scene with the Scout camp, reminds me also of camping when I was a Scout master/Rover Scout back in the early 1940's (Too damn far back really)
    Great idea that.


  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Nice scene Ralph :cool: .
  7. Railery

    Railery Member

    Nice scene Ralph. :D It brought back memories :) :)
  8. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Excellent! I was too busy doing, erm, uh, good deeds all night to sleep. At least until the police figured out who was doin it. I was a scout masters nightmare. What fun! "Stringin cans" you'll know what it means if you've done it. We got a blue boy, small town cop. Had to hide in the river! :D :D :D I can "see" Shamus shaking his head as he reads this.
  9. RI541

    RI541 Member

    I like the camp site.

    When I was a young pup my friends and I would do the yelping dog joke.

    To think back at what we did the the local town folk, its a wonder we didn't get shot or worse.
  10. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    I stayed in a site similar to this one at a RV park in northern Arkansas. The train was overhead on a steel girder trestle at the end of the campground - about 50 ft from the last site on he lot.

    Noise every hour.:( :( :(

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