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  1. National Train Day: the aftermath! (Humor and Sarcasm)

    by , May 13th, 2012 at 01:36 AM (The Deadliest Kvetch)
    Quote Originally Posted by Euphod View Post
    Another National Train Day has come and gone, and was again celebrated in many cities nationwide. Displays by various Class 1 railroads and Amtrak drew record crowds to locations in Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and New York, while smaller cities across the US staged their own celebrations with educational material, entertainment and vendors of every train related stripe.

    Sadly, the railfans in most areas of the country provided for a costly and unruly experience for attendees
  2. Step Van Delivery Trucks; Removing Night Mode

    by , March 13th, 2012 at 09:25 AM (The Deadliest Kvetch)
    It occurs to me that some users may wish to have some of the delivery step vans that I have reskinned from Dave Snow's original FexEx ground Delivery Step Van as non-night mode objects.
    Why is that? Well, I can easily picture an industry on your line that may have a fleet of such vans parked overnight waiting to make their rounds in the morning. Perhaps you've made a Wonder Bread Bakery, or you have a Fed Ex terminal on your map. Trust me; the vans don't idle with the lights on all night outside ...
  3. Miss Manners Returns (Part II)

    by , February 28th, 2012 at 08:46 PM (The Deadliest Kvetch)

    Forgive me dear readers for the extended passage of time between this and my last post; I have been quite busy! You see, Nascar season has begun and no one is in greater need of advice than fans of the the racing car variety! Now then, let us take up the subject of posting to the Trainz forums from where we left off, shall we?

    Inevitably you will read a thread and see a screenshot in which you ...

    Updated February 28th, 2012 at 08:52 PM by Euphod

  4. Rodger Dodger Granger Ranger!

    by , February 22nd, 2012 at 07:18 AM (The Deadliest Kvetch)

    Have you ever heard the term "Granger Railroad" and wondered what it meant? The word Granger refers to a farm or ranch, and agriculture was the main industry of the young United States. An encyclopedia would tell you that:

    The Granger Movement: Coalition of U.S. farmers, mainly in the Midwest, that fought monopolistic grain-transport practices in the 1870s. Oliver H. Kelley (1826 1913), a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee, organized the Patrons of Husbandry

    Updated February 22nd, 2012 at 07:20 AM by Euphod

  5. Early American Anti Railfans

    by , February 20th, 2012 at 10:11 AM (The Deadliest Kvetch)
    Construction of the railroads in early America was not met initially with enthusiasm and glee. Honestly, very few advances in transportation are. We are all aware of the initial distrust and skepticism toward the automobile, and I'm certain air transportation and steamships were just as maligned when they appeared on the horizon. I have a two humorous excerpts for you today on the subject, and I hope they lighten the disappointment for you if you didn't receive that new gift that you wanted this ...

    Updated February 20th, 2012 at 10:13 AM by Euphod

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