I Am Excited By Trains

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    I Love Trains..

    I think trains are just very romantic for some reason. Not romantic in the "love" sense so much, but more romantic like sentimental and emotion-evoking. I don't really know why.... But I love seeing trains so by and walking along the train tracks. I wish I could be maybe a train...
    jessicka1974 jessicka1974
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2011

    Steam Trains Are the Best

    I love trains especially the sound of wheels going over the joins of rails. Tum Tum Tum Tum , the monote sound is making me relaxed and the smell of the coach and compartment that is so specific to all trains. Steam train is the best adding the smoke and once a while the sound of...
    KIK KIK
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Aug 19, 2008

    Steam Engineer For A Day

    To say I love trains would be an understatement. Having had a career with a derailment cleanup company I personally have rerailed, derailed, picked and dropped, repaired, scraped, transported and sold everything from a locomotive to the long forgotten caboose. The biggest thrill...
    Yellowglen Yellowglen
    66-70, M
    5 Responses Jan 10, 2012

    Three Train Wrecks In 72 Hours

    In the dead of winter, a north bound Southern Pacific freight derailed sending tons of plate steel down onto the roadway. Our crews were called, after many hours of hauling rock to support our heavy equipment, we were finally able to begin rerailing the 37 freight cars. Once the...
    Yellowglen Yellowglen
    66-70, M
    Mar 17, 2012

    Lifting A Locomotive

    Over the years as an equipment operator I was privileged to operate cranes. I started off with the small ones, finally a 25 ton, 35 then 50 ton. The real thrill and what I was to be was the operator on our 82 ton Link Belt crane.Through the years I had many challenging  picks...
    Yellowglen Yellowglen
    66-70, M
    5 Responses Mar 17, 2012

    Awesome

     I FINALLY can hear a train whistle from my window!  I love it!  The railyard's down the road from me...Big smokin' chokin' powerhouse workhorses. :D
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 6, 2009

    Future

    Trains are symbols and so are the universal tracks, two parallel lines that lead to every destination.  Steel and wheels, the sound of it, the power, the calm and determination of trains is overwhelming.  Steam and sparkles.  Adventure. I may be wrong but I...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2010

    People On the Train

    I take the train 6 days a week for about 1h40m everyday and I like to see people talking at the phone, with their look lost in the countryside, people smiling, reading, ... even thought Italian trains are the worst in the whole world I love them. And I get extremely excited when...
    Vaiolet Vaiolet
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 2, 2007

    Mystery Of The Green Caboose

    Years ago a film company hired our company to haul a train for the filming of a Richard Pryor movie titled Brewsters Millions in the Los Angeles area. The deal was we were to haul in a complete train, including tracks. They wanted them just like we found them, unwashed and...
    Yellowglen Yellowglen
    66-70, M
    Jan 10, 2012

    Trains get me excited :) always have done

    since Thomas The Tank engine .. Gordon & Thomas and the over inflated controller later called Sir Topham Hat .. Then their was Ivor The Engine .. Just luv them :) this picture Is one I took at the National Railway Museum in York , England.
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    Dec 17, 2014

    This train gets me really excited .

    The original intercity 125 e .
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    Oct 31, 2015

    The Are So Cool

    I missed my calling, I should have gone to work for the railroad way back when. The size, the power, and pretty much everything about them. I am one of those who doesn't mind when the gates to down because I know I am going to see something I love.
    loopnscc loopnscc
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 29, 2010

    It's even better when they turn up on time.

    I love Going to Isle Of Mann to see the old steam trains in Douglas station.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    18-21
    Feb 12, 2015

    I Love Trains

    im the biggest child you;l ever meet i love trains i went to dublin wiv my cusin and we went on the train she fell asleep but i couldent i was too excited :D:D
    geraghty geraghty
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2008

    Trains are part of my childhood.

    My grandfather was a station master and I went to work with him in the school holidays. Mostly the trains were coal trains. And we rode in the engines. Plus there were a few passenger trains each day and we went to Swansea on them.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 25, 2015

    Beautiful Way To Travel.

    It has been several years since I traveled by train and I am really looking forward to my next opportunity. I love everything about trains... especially hearing them pass along the Mississippi... their whistle so haunting and strangely comforting. Riding in a train is so...
    JoyceAnne JoyceAnne
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2011

    Atmosphere

    I like trains, I travel by trains every year, sometimes more than once, when we go to invite our family. I'm not interested in appearances of the trains, but in the atmosphere. It's romantic when you sit alone in the compartment, watching as the country passes... everything...
    bublina bublina
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Jun 21, 2008
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