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by Al_Seever
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R.I.P Burlington John
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: R.I.P Burlington John

That's so sad. He was a good guy.

Al Seever
Minneapolis, MN
by Al_Seever
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took a ride on the Southwest Chief
Replies: 7
Views: 2578

Re: Took a ride on the Southwest Chief

Thanks for sharing, Fitz. That's a wonderful story!

Al Seever
Minneapolis, MN
by Al_Seever
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took a ride on the Southwest Chief
Replies: 7
Views: 2578

Re: Took a ride on the Southwest Chief

Thanks for explaining the track issue, John. I wasn't aware that a station platform can cause issues.
The folks on the train were kind and polite. Live and let live I say.

Al Seever
Minneapolis, MN
by Al_Seever
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Will the Y6 stay in Roanoke or return to St. Louis?"
Replies: 4
Views: 1877

Re: "Will the Y6 stay in Roanoke or return to St. Louis?"

FWIW, I hope the old girl stays where she is. Maybe the museums can make a trade?

Al Seever
Minneapolis, MN
by Al_Seever
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took a ride on the Southwest Chief
Replies: 7
Views: 2578

Re: Took a ride on the Southwest Chief

I had seven days in Flagstaff, and saw many friends, a billion stars at night, mountains, pine trees, deer, elk, and one skunk. An all day pass on the bus is only $2.50 around town. Great way to get around. Watched some trains along the way. Got plenty of rest and good times in. Before I knew it, it...
by Al_Seever
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took a ride on the Southwest Chief
Replies: 7
Views: 2578

Re: Took a ride on the Southwest Chief

The train arrived about 20 minutes early. Many of the passengers were from a religion that frowns on planes from what I was told. Most men had Abe Lincoln like beards, and black hats. The women all wore dresses, and many had a small white hat on. Kinda felt like I stepped back into the 1800s. Shortl...
by Al_Seever
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took a ride on the Southwest Chief
Replies: 7
Views: 2578

Took a ride on the Southwest Chief

I've thought about this for a long time. This past January 14th I rode Amtrak's Southwest Chief from Albuquerque, NM to Flagstaff, AZ. I flew Southwest Airlines to ABQ. From the airport, it's easy to get to the depot. I paid a $1.00 bus fare on the Route 50, and it dropped me off at the Alvarado Tra...
by Al_Seever
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 Gets Pickled
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Re: 261 Gets Pickled

Thanks, Mark! I'll send you a PM.

Al Seever
Minneapolis, MN
by Al_Seever
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missed it by that much...
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Re: Missed it by that much...

Hi Mark! Yeah, that's the million dollar question. The New Mexico commuter train runs up to Santa Fe. There's a wye further along at French that could handle the locomotive. With enough funding and legal contracts with BNSF, I bet the locomotive could be moved hot to the Grand Canyon Railway. They'v...
by Al_Seever
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missed it by that much...
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Missed it by that much...

I was in Albuquerque, NM on January 15th. ATSF 2926 was steamed up the day before. Darn.
*facepalm*

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... e-blowdown

Al Seever
Minneapolis, MN
by Al_Seever
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 Gets Pickled
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Re: 261 Gets Pickled

Thank you Mark, and everyone on the team. Keep up the good work! The 261 and train are always first class. I got to sneak a view of the locomotive before she steamed to St. Paul this past December. Awesome looking as always!

Al Seever
Minneapolis, MN
by Al_Seever
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Stuff
Replies: 16
Views: 5435

Re: Old Stuff

I'll join in. Here's a shot I won first place with. Back at a U of M Model Railroad meetup in the 2000s. My favorite steam locomotive in the whole world. I sure hope the pendulum swings back, and a new Amtrak leader is appointed who is much more supportive of our nations heritage. The 261, and other...
by Al_Seever
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whatere;d everyone go?
Replies: 7
Views: 3509

Re: Whatere;d everyone go?

I noticed that too, Mark. It's good this old page is still here. Thanks for all you do!

Al Seever
Minneapolis, Minnesota
by Al_Seever
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Minnesota Western Bridge Over The Crow
Replies: 9
Views: 3925

Re: The Minnesota Western Bridge Over The Crow

Thanks for sharing, that's one trail I haven't been on yet.

Al Seever
Minneapolis, Minnesota
by Al_Seever
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 261 Pulls Gourmet express on the former Milwaukee Road
Replies: 14
Views: 5861

Re: 261 Pulls Gourmet express on the former Milwaukee Road

PTC, people-trains-crash... It sucks crashes happened, and things change. I'm thinking shortline steam will survive. But probably not on the mainlines.

Al Seever
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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