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 Posted: Sun Aug 18th, 2013 02:44 pm
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Here's one title that all narrow gauge and short line devotees SHOULD have on the shelf or work bench. Mixed Train Daily by good ol' Beebe & Clegg is a classic for sure. Lucius Beebe wrote the words and Charles Clegg shot most of the photos which tell the stories of virtually unknown and obscure railroads. Oh yes, there are bits about lines we have all heard about, RGS, D&RGW...but how about WBT&S, Waco, Beaumont, Trinity, & Sabine-from my hometown of Waco, TX. This old book is truly fascinating with 360 plus pages of mixed train gold.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=beebe&sts=t&tn=mixed+train+daily

Here's a link to copies available from ABE BOOK SELLERS (again, I spend money there not get money from them). The book is really quite inexpensive probably cause it ain't written by a guy named Ferrell, but it is well worth the bucks. The book I own was lost to me for 30 years and my ops buddy found it in a box at his home and suprised me with it, a gift by my late wife so long ago. And like that lost love, I believe you will love this book. You do like mixed trains don't you?

Woodie



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 Posted: Wed Nov 27th, 2013 11:55 pm
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I asked my bank-manager today if he liked mixed-trains.

Mmmm...

Only if de-bandidots don't rob them; he says !!!


Yeah... yeah... yeah...


Freerails book-reviewer, Mr.W.C.Greene is causing my bank-manager great concern.

Me ?

No concern AT ALL !!!


A mixed-train, chugged into my mail-box in the early hours...

...& once the smoke cleared; I could see she was A PEACH !!!

Thanks Woodie; 1 step nearer bankrupt; & 2 steps nearer railroad nirvana !


I borrowed this sucker 20 years ago from a dear friend of mine, as a club member in Londinium.

I was even honest, & returned it !

Now I have the real deal sittin' here...

...& what can I say ?




















Si.

Might have some more to say; but why bother...

...GET THIS FREAKIN' SUPERB BOOK !



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SLOW, THROUGH ARKANSAS

" I admire to wait on their convenience," remarked President Upthegrove, a courtly Texan of the Southern Methodist persuasion.

" Those big drags are big money, and my time is nothing in the sight of the Lord or the stockholders.
Would you gentlemen care for the refreshment of a little bourbon whisky ? "



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You got it!

Woodie



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NARROW GAGE KINGDOM - Silverton

With Murray on watch in the cupola of the crummy, Charlie Knight settled down in the comfort of the coach whose hot stove was welcome and whose woodwork creaked and protested after the manner of all ancient things as the mountainsides slipped slowly past the narrow windows.
Although a tall man could have reached the fixture unassisted Charlie went through the ritual of unhooking a brass-fitted lamplighter and turned up the wick of the coal-oil light.

" No damn electric light is half so good," he said around the edge of a cigar.

" I tried to get my wife to throw the electricity out of the house awhile back, but she's got modern notions. Now this old coal oil, it's different; it's kind on the eyes, I say."



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