NS GP40-2 3046

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Once and a blue monn, I love to day dream about what I would do if I hit the Mega Millions. One of the thing I would do is purchase my very own private passenger train. Yes indeed. My train would consist of the following equipment: A pair of F40's, baggage car, 4-5 coaches, a lounge car, one full diner, 4 sleepers, dome car and a observation car to bring up there rear. I think that would be one hell of a train. I don't think that Amtrak even runs a passenger train with that many sleepers on it. Watch out North America, here comes the Nate train. When I am not using the train, I guess I could lease it out to companies for trips or groups for outings. Here is another wild thought, I could purchase a SD70ACe to save on fuel and maintance cost. Fans and crews would love that.

Anways, enough of daydreaming. Here is a link to a site that I love to watch. This site is about a guy that saved a F40 from the scrap lines, Amtrak F40 231. http://www.f40phr231.org/index.html

If interested, I have a small section of F40's on my website located at http://www.clevelandtrains.net/ngallery/

NateF40Amtrak Out!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Those MRL Ace's are in the headlines again. This time for some good reasons.

Rumor has it out here in cyber land that NS will recieve 78 more SD70m-2 units. I can not wait to get track side to get some photos of the units lugging.


Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Happy New Year! I know I am about 3 weeks late, oh well.

If you have been the website, www.clevelandtrains.net lately, you will find that I have done some house keeping. Instead of having all those links on the homepage, they are now located in the Photo Gallery section. Why there? Well first, it saves a lot of time for me to update the website. Instead of using some HTML editor, I can just upload my photos to the server through the software and within a few seconds they are ready for the world to view. Second, it is a photo database that allows me to keep track of photo details. So it works out for me.

I have not heard much about the MRL SD70's lately. Trains magazine is doing a update on this units. Stay tuned.

NS is running the new EMD's. I am keeping my eye open for these babies.

Well, I should get back to work now.