I Like Trains

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 484 People

    Trainspotting

    my friend tim and i love to sit by the tracks or above them on a overhead walkway and just wait for the big heavy diesels to plow through.. it gives us a rush.. so much power in those engines.
    soulsadriftx soulsadriftx
    16-17, M
    Jul 5, 2007

    Trains Have Taken Over My Life

    I've only been on a few train rides through out my life & that's counting the train rides @ Disneyland.  But for Christmastime of 2006, I bought my son the Polar Express movie.  After my, then 2 1/2 year old, watched this movie he became obsessed with trains. ...
    TheIdeaOfMe TheIdeaOfMe
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2008

    Trains Are Cool!

    Maybe it's the kid in me, who knows. I have always thought trains were fascinating, even the little miniature sets.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 28, 2011

    When I Was Five

    My dad was in the military and was transferred to Germany. We got to go with him, and rode a pullman car from Kansas to New York's Grand Central Station. We slept in overhead bunks and ate in the dining car. I remember the clickety-clack of the wheels on the track and the...
    casualwear casualwear
    66-70, M
    Jul 21, 2013

    Museum Of Transportation

    I was able to visit the Museum of Transportation outside of St. Louis twice this year and was by far the largest train museum I've ever toured. I would like to visit another train museum in the coming year. I am considering the B&O in Baltimore, the Railroad Museum of...
    Dreamer19845 Dreamer19845
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 18, 2013

    All My Life

    I have been around trains all my life.  My dad is a rail fan and has been since long before me.  There are pictures of me as an infant in front of special locomotives.  He still works in the industry, and I know trains paid for me to go to college.  My...
    pilotjess pilotjess
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 16, 2008

    Always Been Around

     I grew up right outside Chicago where the various rail lines from the East funnelled down into Chicago. Besides the regular large operators, there were plenty of smaller local roads which either served regional customers or worked as bypass routes to keep freight bypassing...
    Quadrophenic Quadrophenic
    36-40, M
    Dec 23, 2007
    XPathologyOfInsanityX XPathologyOfInsanityX
    13-15, F
    Mar 25, 2015

    Plus I noticed that our trains in Wales are

    now run by the German railways! DB! Maybe they will run on time now!
    Hafren15 Hafren15
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2015

    I do like trains. Sitting at the tracks during

    the day watching them go by. So relaxing. I've Always lived by the railroad tracks and love it.
    saxophonegal22 saxophonegal22
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2014

    Ever since I was a lad of 5 I have loved trains,

    the way they look, the way they sound, the way you could travel on them for so cheap. Nowadays the sound of air horns still excite me and I still love seeing trains snake through the countryside. Ahh, trains...
    ReactionaryMisanthrope ReactionaryMisanthrope
    18-21, M
    Feb 1, 2015

    4 Lines Within 2 Miles

    I within 2 miles of four different train lines,  true 3 are only branch lines and only one is a main line.  There is no better sound to fall asleep to in a 100 car freight train coming down the track.
    loopnscc loopnscc
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 25, 2008

    Raised By The Railroad Line

    I literally have always lived near railroad tracks for as long as I can remember. I guess it explains why the sight of a train makes me feel right at home. I even want to work for a railroad one day and maybe, just maybe, do what so many african Americans were never able to do...
    FriscoWolf FriscoWolf
    18-21, M
    Oct 8, 2013

    Today I finally caught my first Union Pacific

    Heritage Unit! It was 1995 and as you see in the picture, it is a beauty!
    Davidisboss331 Davidisboss331
    16-17, M
    Aug 23, 2014

    Train Ride

    There’s nothing I like better, A ride on the train, Smooth, Spacious, The view, Rhythm of the train, Whistles blowing, As we travel along, Towards our destination, Arriving relaxed an ready to go.
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8
    46-50, M
    Sep 3, 2011

    To be honest I like model trains,

    Belgian (SNCB) h0 scale model trains. :) I collect them.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015

    They Are So Cool

    I have always loved trains,my brother and I took a trip to see some relatives when we were both teens and we had alot of fun bonding time:) I love watching them,especially in winter when they go through fresh snow,It is so pretty.
    blackcat blackcat
    22-25, F
    Jul 15, 2007

    Trains > Planes

    I have no idea why I love trains so much. To me, getting on a train is just so adventurous. I've only had the privilege of traveling by a real train once when I went to California. Getting to watch the country side change, hearing the slight clatter of the tracks, and jumping...
    eukaryote eukaryote
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 30, 2009

    ...

    Well, I don't like trains so much as train tracks. I've always held a deep fascination for them. I like to drive over them. I like to look at them. I like to walk on them. There's just something beautiful about them that I can't quite describe. One of my friends and I used to...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 1, 2008

    My Father Worked The Prr

    My name is lisa54. My father worked the PRR for 18 years I hardly knew him when I was growing up . He would come home for about twenty four hours and go back out for about a week or more. When he did come home he would get me a railroad car or two for my train set I had an h o...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Jan 5, 2013

    I do. I live by the railway.

    I watch the oil trains go past. They carry oil from milford haven. I have no idea where they are going.
    Hafren15 Hafren15
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2015

    Travelling Down The Line

    I like trains (which I guess is no surprise here) for various reasons. Kind of hard to cover all of them as I can't pin down any one reason. I guess as a child that was the way we, as a family, went on any long journeys as my father was never a keen driver. So some of the places...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 23, 2013

    Yep I Do

    Yep I also like trains.I enjoy looking of the train window and watching the world go by.Traveling by train and car are probaly my favorite ways to travel.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 22, 2012

    The Ocean

    In February, 2000 I took the train to Halifax. I had never been to Nova Scotia but a friend had a six month assignment there, so it was a good reason to visit. The train from Toronto to Montreal is nothing special and I have taken it many times. But the train from Montreal to...
    cycletourist cycletourist
    61-65, M
    Nov 15, 2008

    Having a look at trains

    that use to go into mines.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    18-21
    Mar 4, 2015

    I Love to Travel By Train..

    Though it's quite expencive.. But I love to watch all the people on the train and to see them sleeping or reading or anything.. I just like watching them... Very interesting..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 5, 2007

    An Oldie But A Real Goodie

    This is a photo of the Rock Island Mother of Pearl train located behind the bar in Clyde's of Georgetown in Washington DC. The train itself is made of pieces of mother of pearl while the background mountains are painted.
    MPsslavetommy MPsslavetommy
    70+, M
    4 Responses Jan 25, 2010

    Union Station - 3 Am.

    The City Of Angeles. ~ 2008 ~ Swathed in fresh bandages and smeared with the mascara of despair,the young woman took the seat near me in the deserted  Union Station in the City of Angels {Los Angeles}at 3AM and said "I am waiting for my ride". Her hands were...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2008

    Sunday. Such A Sad Day

    For some reasons Sunday nights seem especially hard to bear. Another week has gone by w/no positive results. No religious sermons please. Its not my way. If I were to believe in God then I would feel abandoned. I'm serious-leave me alone! I would like to take this moment to...
    ladymaggs ladymaggs
    56-60, F
    2 Responses May 15, 2011

    I Have Been Fortunate To Always Live Near A Railroad.

    Ever since I was a little kid I have been interested in trains. And I have always lived close enough that at the very least I could hear them. Whenever I am caught at a grade crossing (especially since I'm retired and am not rushing to a job) I am pleased. I'm not a car counter...
    CFOM CFOM
    70+, M
    14 Responses Aug 29, 2010

    Trains are awesome! But I'm not really

    massively interested in them, they're cool and all, but this is why I joined this group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHkKJfcBXcw :D:D:D
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2014

    Love To Ride

    When I was about 7 we went to Quebec to visit some relatives. It was an interesting trip since I couldn't speak French. My grandmother did all the interpreting for me. They lived near a whole bunch of train tracks and we were putting pennies on the rail to be smashed when a train...
    totallytea totallytea
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2011

    What I Grew Up Around

    When I said I grew up around a lot of railroads, I wasn't joking. Some links to prove my point. ;) A couple aren't around anymore, at least in the form of my youth. http://www.ejearchive.com/ - Elgin, Joliet & Eastern. Local heavy freight and steel http://pc.smellycat...
    Quadrophenic Quadrophenic
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2008

    To Put It Briefly:

    I was started on trains toy and real at a very young age. My first electric train could have been when I was around 2 - maybe it was really for my Dad. I was interested in model trains without real thought of becoming a railroader until after high school. I rode the real ones...
    MPsslavetommy MPsslavetommy
    70+, M
    1 Response Jan 22, 2010

    The Trains In Spain ...

    ... are mainly on the plain? Perhaps. On a recent trip to Spain we took both high-speed and slow trains. Between Barcelona and Madrid the train had a screen that showed the speed, and we mostly were doing between 275 and 300 km/h (almost 200 mph). (The screen did not photograph...
    cycletourist cycletourist
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Apr 11, 2009

    Some Unexplainable Feeling

    I've never lived near trains, but one summer I went to Michigan to visit my grandma and she lives near some tracks.  I absolutely went CRAZY over being able to hear the train whistle in the morning!!  The clack of the wheels on the tracks, and that lonesome whistle...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    Feb 20, 2009

    choo choo .......?...

    ..?. I think i can....
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 20, 2015

    A Childs Thrill

    I remember when I was 9years old and my mom and I travelled from Manitoba to British Columbia via train.It was always a way I dreamed of going places and was thrilled to see all the scenes straight on through to our destination.I remember exploring all of the cars right to the...
    pmccoy600 pmccoy600
    41-45
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2011

    NKP 765 Thirty Years Ago

      This was on an excursion, running on the TP&W, eastbound through Secor, Illinois. If you know what your looking for, you can get a hint of roofline from the helping diesel. This was a "run-by." My wife and I were paying passengers on this excursion. Canon F-1 Power...
    MPsslavetommy MPsslavetommy
    70+, M
    3 Responses Jan 23, 2010

    I fkn hate them, always fkn late,

    unreliable fkn system
    bonjovi08 bonjovi08
    41-45, M
    Jul 27, 2014

    I love trains! I especially like traveling an

    Amtrak! I don't much like their horns though. Living by the railroad tracks we hear the train horns loud and clear.
    Duckysmommy Duckysmommy
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Sep 3, 2014

    I like to go on the auto train

    where you can put your car on train as you travel 900 miles either north or South as you travel then you get out the Train you get your car. You keep traveling on the Road .
    Rockywest69 Rockywest69
    36-40, M
    Jul 20, 2015
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