I Love Trains

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    Inside the drivers cab of a class 43 intercity

    train east Coast livery . Virgin Trains runs the East Coast franchise.
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Sep 23, 2015

    Train Lover

    Big fan of trains. I live in a town in ohio where they run daily. Usually CSX runs through however also have had Ohio central and NS run through on occasion. My grandfather worked for B&O and my cousin works for CSX so trains have pretty much been a part of my life.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2012

    Trains Do Have An Future Like Us Why?

    Because Every living being like humans, Trains Cars, Buses, and Animals all have futures.
    Jayson Jayson
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2008

    I live close to the tracks,

    and I can hear one going by right now. I like that sound :)
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2015

    Grand Central Trains.

    Doncaster Station. They use the ones fitted with buffers.
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Feb 2, 2015

    Trains Bring Back A Bit Of The Past With Them

    I remember the first time that I knew that I loved trains. I had heard them all my life and really did not like hearing them at night; blaring their horns at the signal crossing that was within a mile of where I grew up. No, I didn't really fall in love with trains until I stayed...
    Missalaineyeus Missalaineyeus
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2012

    Train History

    East and West coast of North America was linked with railway network on May 10, 1866 by uniting Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads. This 3000 miles long railroad enabled people to travel from New York to California in mere days, instead of weeks and months.
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    Sep 10, 2013

    Force

    Yes, I love trains. I have loved them for as long as I can remember. Just the sheer power of them, the strength, the majesty, the speed, the ability to carry such excessively heavy loads without even breaking a sweat... They have to be the most powerful man-made things in...
    iNintendo iNintendo
    26-30
    Sep 23, 2011

    I do. My grandfather was a station master.

    When I was little I went to work with him! The railway men really looked out for me and they still do. They say that's Owen Thomas's grand-daughter.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 9, 2015

    Transpenine Express .

    .. At my local station :) Sometimes I call them The Transylvanian Express ... Vampire Trains :)
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 25, 2015

    I really really do. I live on the beach.

    There is a railway line that goes along the coast. Sometimes I walk up to a little bay that is by the line in the early morning. An oil train goes past at seven o'clock. And the one inter city train a day at eight. I wave to the drivers. They wave back. It's nice.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 23, 2015

    I do. My grandfather worked on the railway.

    He was a station master. It was a coal line. Class 66. I don't live on that line. I live on the South Wales main line. It's class 66 but they carry oil tankers. The drivers wave to me. They know my grandfather. I cry when they wave.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 5, 2015

    This is a class 91 . In East Coast livery.

    Fantastic engineering from the the era of British Rail. I'm think I'm right in thinking that only East Coast Trains use this type of train on the British network ...? GNER was the original Company that had the franchise .
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    Feb 25, 2015

    Traction!

    I've been a rail fan since I can remember. However growing up in Brooklyn NY I rarely saw a class 1 railroad, my love was traction. For those that don't know traction means electric trains, specifically those that are powered by "traction" motors mounted in the trucks of the...
    TetsuwanAtom TetsuwanAtom
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 1, 2012

    My grandfather was a station master.

    I grew up on the trains. He took me to work in the school holidays. We rode in the engines. The engines were great big diesels, class 66, I think.
    laurenhafjones4 laurenhafjones4
    16-17, F
    Apr 11

    One of my fondest childhood memories is going

    with my granny to the train station of my hometown, and spend hours there just talking and watching trains arrive and leave. They were all kinds of them, small commuting trains, big long distance trains. They had different shapes and colours. My favorite one was that in the...
    Cierzo Cierzo
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Mar 25

    Ok. I do! My grandfather was a station master.

    And in the school holidays he took me to work with him. So I spent my childhood on stations and in engine cabs. Trains! I love. The sound, the smell.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 16

    Ok. My grandfather was station master!

    He used to take me work with him! He looked after a railway line which led to a mine.
    Laurenhjones Laurenhjones
    16-17, F
    Oct 15, 2015

    The class 43 in its new Virgin East Coast

    livery .. The franchise was given to Virgin and stage Coast .
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 5, 2015

    I just love trains! I can go every where,

    for hours by train. I love the scenery I can see through windows, the noise, and everything. I can go to somewhere and back home just to enjoy the scenery while in train. Oh and I've got stuck in once for 24 hours but I enjoyed it. :D and yeah that was sunrise I captured...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 8, 2014

    Kenneth Grange designs a train .

    .. The Ken wood chef on wheels !!!! NRM exhibition on the British design classic :)
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    Mar 12, 2015

    I think my favourite is the SP Daylight.

    I also really like the Freedom Train colours, as well as the Black Daylight. The style of both is gorgeous, but I think it's the Daylight's paint scheme that really catches my attention.
    zydeko zydeko
    18-21
    1 Response Mar 29, 2015

    Kinda Strange

    I have never actually ridden on anything larger than a light rail train, yet I find them to be fascinating. It's strange to me, but I used to daydream about riding rail cars like a hobo when I was a kid. Hopefully one day I could take a train trip across the country, I think I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 17, 2011
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 15, 2014

    When I was younger I always wanted to be a

    train driver when I grew up. I had a red Thomas The Tank Engine sweater. And my love for trains continues. Go to YouTube and check out the top 10 fastest trains. France has double decker trains. By far the winner is Japan with top speeds of over 300 km/h.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 28, 2015

    There aren't many girls

    who know what a class 66 is. My grandfather is a station master.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 20

    I remember standing on a platform,

    age about 9, on a station on the West coast main line (uk), going out a family day out waiting for our train to arrive, and a high speed express appeared in the distance, approaching rapidly for a high speed pass. This was the early 80s. I was excited anyway, but as it...
    blackcat0 blackcat0
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2015

    I don't actually love trains

    but all this reminds me of is asdf movie on YouTube where the guy say "I like trains" and a train comes and runs people over?? (I'm not laughing at the people getting run over I'm laughing at that this is what I think of when I saw this)
    someone2017 someone2017
    16-17, F
    Feb 2

    ..All Aboaaaarrrrddddd!!!!...

    I've always loved the idea of traveling by train. The last time I did it was in 1999, and I went to D.C. to meet an online friend. I would love to take another trip..something within a five or six hour radius. I think it's much more relaxing than traveling by bus...and I love...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy
    51-55, F
    Jul 12, 2013

    I had to run to catch the train .

    .... Just like Shaun The Sheep.... Missed it .... Just look at what poster was on the station ...... Fleeced ..... Travelling is getting expensive .
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 25, 2015

    Union Station

    I remember my first visit to Union Station. I was 7, and in a day or two my dad would take my brother and me to visit Grandma in the midwest. It would be our first train ride, so Mom wanted us to know what we were getting into. Some nice man showed us how to open the doors...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange
    46-50, F
    Dec 16, 2012

    I do. I live by a railway.

    And my grandfather was a station master.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2015

    The network under stress .

    The passengers over stressed . Who will the next round ???? Let's look really different and choose UKIP zzzzxx UKIP if you want to Sleeping working on the rails and mediating ...
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2015

    Class 47 'Prince William' The train

    that pulled the Royal family in Britain across the network . In retirement at the NRM. York .....
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    Feb 13, 2015

    A TransPenine train at York Station.

    I was waiting for a intercity to arrive .
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 15, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 28, 2015

    Childhood Railroad

    For as long as I can remember I’ve always held a fascination with trains and railroads and everything associated with that mode of travel. This comes from the fact that a freight train had an almost daily morning and afternoon run behind my grandpa’s farm right near the sheep...
    mrhandymanx mrhandymanx
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 24, 2013

    Always Have

    First thing you notice about a trains is: They're musical. They begin with a long hoot and then start churning a nice rythmic beat from their feet and soon, as the flow gets steady, they start swaying a little too. Just like the one i'm in is doing right now. i'm goimg wijh m...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall
    22-25, M
    Oct 6, 2010

    Pullman Coach Company .

    .. An age of elegance ... National Railway Museum ... Iconic design .....
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    Feb 24, 2015

    The Inter-City 125 introduced during the 1970's

    across the British Rail network. Fantastic redesign by Kenneth Grange . The class 43 is sleek and beautiful . A diesel electric paxman engine upgraded but not entirely successfully in recent years. Still pulling their rakes four decades later.. Not in the banana livery of BR...
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    1 Response Dec 17, 2014

    The intercity 125 class 43 with a rake of

    carriages at York Station . East Coast colours . East Coast was owned by the tax payer and run on our behalf by the Government . Virgin won the contract but denationalisation could be on the cards if the new leader of the British Labour Party gets his way .
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 21, 2015

    My grandfather was a station master.

    And I went to work with him in the school holidays when I was little. That's how I got to love trains. I used to be spoilt by the engine drivers. I went down the line in the cab. I loved the noises and the smell and the clunks as the engine went over points. People think I am...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 2, 2015

    The original prototype intercity 125 e high

    speed train . ( e for experimental) Original photo by me at the NRM York. This unit is the only survivor of two . It is being restored back into working order by enthusiasts .
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    Jul 2, 2015

    The other reason I like trains is my

    grandfather (Dadcu in my language) was a station master. He has died but when I was little he took me to work with him in the holidays. I rode the trains with him and I walked the lines. When we met gangers cutting the grass they always gave me money for an ice cream. When I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 23, 2015

    Memories

    Every day a couple of times the train announced its approach with a shriek of the whistle. When I was home, I ran to the back of the garden and there the iron monster came to me heavily steaming. I watched in awe and saw the machinist, blacker than the blackest man...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    7 Responses Sep 12, 2010

    Earphones in + favorite songs + sitting by the

    window = turning my life into a music video :P
    Toothfairy08 Toothfairy08
    22-25, F
    Apr 14, 2014
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    Mar 12, 2015

    575 Km/H ( 360 Mph )

    agv phase 2 is definitely the most impressive train manifactured on earth ever since. it reached an unbelievable speed on conventional rail lines. the traction motors those made that french lion go are called the v-150 motors. and they get that name because they are capable of...
    lvbrftdrvng lvbrftdrvng
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Mar 30, 2013
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