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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II

Is here :-

http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&jump_to=85679#p85679

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Si.


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"  We don't share too many sympathys with our Government  "

William Holden  -  ' The Wild Bunch '  -  1969  :mex:




Grandaddy sat in his ol' rocker, out on the front porch; Tellin' stories of steam, steel & silver.
As the sun went down, So did the Tequila.

The railroad had gotten started way before the automobile.
The steam donkeys, gradually replaced by gasoline tractors.

When the stock market crash happened; the boom years of the railroad were pretty much over anyways.
After that, they ran one or two mixed trains daily; and specials of course.

I recall Grandaddy speakin' of a strange lopsided locomotive, with cylinders on one side only.
Didn't go that quick, he said; but pulled anything up hellish grades, no problem.

In the railroads later years, he told me a gas critter & railbus did part of the work.
But that lopsided locy & a rusty ol' Porter still did the hard work, and switched the yard.

The railroad is long gone now of course & Grandaddy too.
If I could remember all his words; perhaps I could make a model of those times.

Si.




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