I have two Uncles...that use to chase steam engine trains in the late 70's early 80's....just to take pictures. There were a lot of train enthusiasts who would travel miles to do this.. When I was little he would take me to the round house in Fresno Ca and we would get to ride in the locomotives as the trains changed position..he worked for the Southern Pacific as a conductor, etc.
One of my favorite vacations was a train trip from Chicago to Portland....we had a sleeping car...it was so much fun to sit back and just watch the world go by...We made some life long friends on that trip.....sooo relaxing...no phones, no Internet, no TV...Great time!
"Fight for Four".......................me
"Take this as your warning: I gave you guys 14 weeks without me. I'll be back and ready at Daytona to kick your #### again," Smoke