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Since we have Aviation porn and gun porn, why not train porn!!

I've been into trains since I've been young. Got out it for awhile (into cars and just not feeling it anymore). Well I got the bug again!! I'm into them! I gave my trainset away and I regret it. Want to get another one, nothing elaborate just track and train but not decided on which railroad.

So if you have just as much of love for trains/railroads or have experiences, pictures or videos post away! Even model trains too!!

I had Santa Fe for the sets I've had back in the day. But this time around I might go with Southern Pacific or New York Central. I love the golden age of railroads in America. It evokes a mystery and romance IMO. Love it!







Below is just model of the Daylight but that's what I might model after. Its pricey!!











 

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So if you have just as much of love for trains/railroads or have experiences, pictures or videos post away! Even model trains too!!
Honestly, I confess, I've been into trains since I was a little kid. I seriously looked into becoming a locomotive engineer when I was in high school I loved trains so much. Other circumstances moved me away from that career path, but to tell the truth I would have loved to have been an engineer. I understand it's tough the first few years working your way up from signalman or conductor, but in the end it'd be worth it. :thumbsup:

Whenever I travel and there's a railroad museum, I visit it. If I'm anywhere and a train is passing, I stop what I'm doing and watch it like a little kid. BTW, a couple of years ago I visited the railroad museum in St. Louis, Missouri, and they've got some incredible locomotives on display there. It's a must see if you are ever in that city. :thumbsup:
 

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^^Very nice!! I've thought about being an engineer too. But I don't think so lol. Just enjoy it. I haven't been to too many rail museums but the ones I have, I liked.

Glad you mentioned St. Louis! I'm planning to go back there to visit the friend who I saw back in Feb on the way back up to MN. So I will research the train museum. We don't really have a legit one here in MN. Too bad cause we have a good amount of train action in the Twin Cities. BNSF, CN, UP etc. Hopefully there are more train buffs on here and get the thread going. I like aviation too but I'm not into it as much as trains. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Any particular line you like? A favorite?? Or favorites?? Do you like certain kinds of trains, like steam over diesel or electric? I like them all. As I get older I appreciate steam, although I prefer the medium to big locos when it comes to steam. I like the old fashion passenger trains to the sleek modern ones (Europe/Japan). Wide range for me. Although I would like both probably to start with I'd get a classic passenger model set. Do you have any model trains Kevin??
 

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My Dad's got a Lionel Train set with the log loader/cars, cattle loader/car, and milk car (where you press the button and the guy comes out of the car and sets them on the loading dock...magnetic). I'll have to see if I can find some pics. In the short term, here's at least a couple of the same snow thrower. I'll dig out more pics from the railroad museum in Portola later in the week.



 

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Any particular line you like? A favorite?? Or favorites?? Do you like certain kinds of trains, like steam over diesel or electric? I like them all. As I get older I appreciate steam, although I prefer the medium to big locos when it comes to steam. I like the old fashion passenger trains to the sleek modern ones (Europe/Japan). Wide range for me. Although I would like both probably to start with I'd get a classic passenger model set. Do you have any model trains Kevin??
No favorite line, and as far as types I have an appreciation for all of them. I might have to say the diesels win out over the others, but by just a smidgen.

I think one of the things that helped build a love of trains was I rode on them a lot as a kid. My Dad was in the military, so a lot of our moves were done via train. We also visited relatives a lot and took the train to do it...it's an easy way to travel when you've got a big family. I have lots of fond memories or riding up in the observation deck or in the dining car between meals, watching the scenery pass by. Nightime was always great too because nothing will put a person to sleep faster than that steady rocking back and forth and the clickety-clack of the wheels over the tracks. :thumbsup: To this day I love to watch the movie SilverStreak because it reminds me of traveling by train as a kid.

I never did have any model trains...don't know why really....:dunno: What about you, did you have model trains growing up?
 

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This might be an off-topic question. Is a trolley considered a type of train? If so...

Red Car Trolley at Disney California Adventure! :D
 

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This might be an off-topic question. Is a trolley considered a type of train? If so...

Red Car Trolley at Disney California Adventure! :D
Sure! Its more light rail (commuter) but its still counts!

No favorite line, and as far as types I have an appreciation for all of them. I might have to say the diesels win out over the others, but by just a smidgen.

I think one of the things that helped build a love of trains was I rode on them a lot as a kid. My Dad was in the military, so a lot of our moves were done via train. We also visited relatives a lot and took the train to do it...it's an easy way to travel when you've got a big family. I have lots of fond memories or riding up in the observation deck or in the dining car between meals, watching the scenery pass by. Nightime was always great too because nothing will put a person to sleep faster than that steady rocking back and forth and the clickety-clack of the wheels over the tracks. :thumbsup: To this day I love to watch the movie SilverStreak because it reminds me of traveling by train as a kid.

I never did have any model trains...don't know why really....:dunno: What about you, did you have model trains growing up?
The golden age of railroading. You just caught the end of it. Sad really. There's still some of it, but nothing like the past. The great names, great lines of the past. from what I've read. Certainly treat you better than airlines. What a joke! Sure the plane is good but at what cost? And if you have the time let someone else do the driving and you can enjoy the scenery! Our beautiful country.

Yes I was very much into trains as a kid. I had a model set. my dad built a table. I painted it and we nailed the track down. Yep, yep! Then I had one when I was in Kenya. Obviously couldn't take the table with us but this time unlike the last I kept the train and track and some other stuff and brought it back. Didn't have a table this time. I did buy what they call E-Z track. Its a snap kind. A lot better than the past stuff I used. Then I got rid of my set last year I believe or maybe 2 years ago. it was just sitting in the closet and I felt I might be done with trains...not so much lol! I want a train set now! But this time I'm more informed and will be more discerning in my choices. Not as elaborate now, something I can pack up easily. So I'm looking for a passenger train set with tracks and controller for now. And the E-Z track you can put on carpet cause it has a plastic bed the tracks are on.

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Hahaha! Very good movie! I have to watch that again!
 

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Sure! Its more light rail (commuter) but its still counts!
Sweet!


Here's Hong Kong's light rail. I rode on one before I came to America (before 1989, I was 5 years old). I hope I can ride one again when I get back to Hong Kong someday...




While we are on the Hong Kong subject. Here's their double decker "tram"...




Subway...

 

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Why......why did I do that....it's just so wrong. :lol:
 
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