My god, I finally found my people! Internet/Tech Savvy people who LIKE trains. *Dies*
I grew up watching Burlington Northern Sante Fe Trains cross. Not quite "Locomotives" but I live in Wenatchee Valley, which has one of the last Great Northern Railway Steam Engines parked in it. As a small child I dreamed about buying it, and operating a scenic route of the Wenatchee Valley with it.
Since that will most likely never happened, I started into Model Trains, and it was my passion for many years. I collected many old steam engines and I plan on recreating the old railways from maps and what not. I posted it before, I'm not sure Lady Fitzgerald saw it, but here it is again;
I absolutely love trains, and will forever love them.
I'm glad to have found some lovely people to discuss with. My all time favorite is "Big Boy" if anyone knows who that is
Model Version of it; A whoppin' 4-8-8-4 Setup, its hauled the longest load for Locomotives, I believe it was a total of 5 miles of nothing but cars and a Caboose. My mom remembers my grandfather & his father speaking about waiting for one of these babies to roll by. Took several hours of sitting.
Should I create a new topic for the Model Railroad version of this topic? If so, I'm going to do it.