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Gillfan

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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #60 on: August 07, 2013, 06:29:14 PM »
Subway every day. Does that count?

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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #61 on: August 07, 2013, 07:17:22 PM »
No, subways don't count for the purposes of this poll.

Check out these early TV commercials for Lionel trains though:

LIONEL TRAIN COMMERCIALS


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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #63 on: August 28, 2013, 04:01:11 PM »
I think Halloween trains are fabulous! They combine two of my favourite things. And there are four in my immediate vicinity!

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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #64 on: August 28, 2013, 04:11:58 PM »
There used to be an old-timey train museum and ride near my home in New Jersey. You'd ride the limited train line, and they'd either have a train robbery or an Indian attack. In October they had a haunted train. I believe the museum is still there, but they stopped the train rides because the land the tracks were on all got bought up & the tracks were ripped up by developers. >:(

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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #65 on: August 28, 2013, 07:34:26 PM »
It's really sad when old train lines are abandoned or reused for evil purposes. 

Rails to Trails Conservancy is a great organization that puts the abandoned lines to good use.

http://www.railstotrails.org/index.html
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« Reply #66 on: August 28, 2013, 07:58:31 PM »
It's really sad when old train lines are abandoned or reused for evil purposes. 

Rails to Trails Conservancy is a great organization that puts the abandoned lines to good use.

http://www.railstotrails.org/index.html

Yes, they've done that in my current city of Gastonia, NC.

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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #67 on: August 29, 2013, 10:01:28 AM »
I don't 'social network' or 'blog' .. nor do I follow blogs .. etc  .. but this woman (Messy Nessy Chic) has some very very cool things on her blog.

Here is the railway food 'market' ..  http://www.messynessychic.com/2012/11/17/the-railway-food-market/

An abandoned Paris railway ...  http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/06/17/a-walk-along-the-paris-inner-city-railway-abandoned-since-1934/
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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #68 on: August 30, 2013, 11:25:54 AM »
I like the abandoned railroad running through the heart of Paris!



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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #69 on: August 31, 2013, 08:50:11 AM »
I've put it on my 'bucket' list.
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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #70 on: September 21, 2013, 09:28:43 PM »
This would be a cool place for train buffs to stay.

http://old-station.co.uk/tourhse.htm



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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #72 on: September 22, 2013, 10:33:11 PM »
I've always loved the caboose house concept!

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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #73 on: September 22, 2013, 11:10:50 PM »
Diners were originally railroad dining cars set up on cinderblock foundations. There was a gorgeous old restaurant in NJ that started out as a genuine dining-car diner, then they expanded around it, so you could still see the original train car.

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Re: Do you ever travel by train?
« Reply #74 on: September 23, 2013, 08:52:52 AM »
The Del-Mar Restaurant on Dundas Street East in London originally consisted of a couple of boxcars back in the late fifties.



It's still one of my favourites and does a thriving business at breakfast and lunch.

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