• wow

    From Stan Hosdar@1:229/426 to All on Tue Jun 1 21:21:03 2021

    no posts in 2 years eh folks?

    LOL too busy browsing railpictures.net

    BTW i run a nice little site called railpicture.ca - check us out :)

    Anyone have questions or want info about Ontario based stuff let me know, anything at all...

    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
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  • From Stan Hosdar@1:229/426 to All on Tue Jun 1 21:36:42 2021
    sorry gang, my site is railpictures.ca :) check it out

    you might enjoy it. Hope to see some of you there :)

    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
    * Origin: Joey, do you like movies about gladiators? (1:229/426)
  • From Daniel Juarez@1:275/89 to STAN HOSDAR on Wed Jun 2 11:52:00 2021
    Quoting Stan Hosdar to All <=-

    no posts in 2 years eh folks?

    LOL too busy browsing railpictures.net

    BTW i run a nice little site called railpicture.ca - check us out :)

    Anyone have questions or want info about Ontario based stuff let me
    know, anything at all...

    Wow. I didn't know this existed. But, why am I surprised? There is
    always a place somewhere for any hobby.

    Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory would love railpictures.net. :-)


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  • From Dave Drum@1:3634/12 to Stan Hosdar on Thu Jun 3 12:35:00 2021
    Stan Hosdar wrote to All <=-

    sorry gang, my site is railpictures.ca :) check it out

    you might enjoy it. Hope to see some of you there :)

    Nothing in here for donkey's years then a flood of four posts. WOW!

    I'm a life member of the Monticello Railway Museum (which was known as
    the Monticello & Sangamon Valley Railway Historical Society whe I joined).

    We've got quite a roster of rolling stock from steam to diesel including
    a CN FPA4 and an ALCO RS-3.

    I used to play Santy Pants on the weekends before Christmas on the short excursion pops.

    Check it out at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monticello_Railway_Museum


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  • From Stan Hosdar@1:229/426 to Daniel Juarez on Wed Jun 2 20:04:38 2021
    Wow. I didn't know this existed. But, why am I surprised? There is
    always a place somewhere for any hobby.

    Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory would love railpictures.net. :-)

    boo hisss rp.net - well, it's great for the non Canadian stuff

    :)

    Yeah honestly since I was a computer nerd in the 90's I got into trains.. haven't looked back, combined the two and made railpictures.ca :)

    Now I've found FIDONET has a railfan group........ there's two of us now

    - Steve Host
    Guelph Ontario
    http://www.railpictures.ca/author/headtailgrep

    ^^^ my train pictures linked there
    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
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  • From Stan Hosdar@1:229/426 to Dave Drum on Thu Jun 3 18:11:24 2021
    I'm a life member of the Monticello Railway Museum (which was known as
    the Monticello & Sangamon Valley Railway Historical Society whe I joined).

    We've got quite a roster of rolling stock from steam to diesel including

    awesome. I've probbaly read about it all in Railfan and Railroad then.

    I'm more of an eastern area railfan though, Canada and of course US roads from New york to Florida... I drive to florida every 2 years for disney, take the kids and well, i take photos of shortlines and other stuff en-route when it 'happenes'. Last trip amongst many others I managed to catch the Beech Mountain RR

    Haven't been to chicago yet.... soon.. or area
    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
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  • From Dave Drum@1:3634/12 to Stan Hosdar on Sat Jun 5 06:33:00 2021
    Stan Hosdar wrote to Dave Drum <=-

    I'm a life member of the Monticello Railway Museum (which was known as
    the Monticello & Sangamon Valley Railway Historical Society whe I joined).

    We've got quite a roster of rolling stock from steam to diesel including

    awesome. I've probbaly read about it all in Railfan and Railroad then.

    I'm more of an eastern area railfan though, Canada and of course US
    roads from New york to Florida... I drive to florida every 2 years for disney, take the kids and well, i take photos of shortlines and other stuff en-route when it 'happenes'. Last trip amongst many others I
    managed to catch the Beech Mountain RR

    My favourite Railfan thing to do in my advanced years is the "dinner
    trains" .... often pulled by steam. Like the "Flamingo" 3 hour dinner
    trip behind an ex-L&N 4-6-2 Pacific. Or just to the south a few miles
    My Old Kentucky Dinner Train in Bardstown. After touring the odd whiskey distiller (Bardstown is a hub for bourbon) jump on the R.J. Corman RR
    for a two hour trip and a gourmet lunch. They also offer some special
    evening deals - like a bourbon trip and a "Murder Mystery" trip. The
    Corman RR is definitely a short line having 30 miles of track and is a
    working railroad providing freight service in addition to the groceries.

    If you're going to Florida for Dizzy World - have you considered the
    "Auto Train"? Board you and your tribe w/auto in Lorton, VA (Washington
    D.C. area) and ride the 18 hours to Orlando. Get the kids worn out with
    Mickey Mouse then railfan on the way home.

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  • From Stan Hosdar@1:229/426 to Dave Drum on Sat Jun 5 18:52:22 2021
    If you're going to Florida for Dizzy World - have you considered the
    "Auto Train"? Board you and your tribe w/auto in Lorton, VA (Washington D.C. area) and ride the 18 hours to Orlando. Get the kids worn out with Mickey Mouse then railfan on the way home.

    We're Canadian. So it isn't as advantageous for us.

    I also like the drive and seeing stuff, and eating stuff (ie:fried catfish , biscuits and gravy, or WAFFLE HOUSE, etc).
    Next time i'm trying COOK OUT

    cracker barrel is a dream.... if we had one here in Canada.. we don't

    plus i like finding all kinds of new stuff.

    Do tell thoug, what's the cost of the auto train and where is nearest terminal to Toronto we could board? Do they take pickup trucks too?
    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
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  • From Dave Drum@1:3634/12 to Stan Hosdar on Sun Jun 6 06:43:00 2021
    Stan Hosdar wrote to Dave Drum <=-

    If you're going to Florida for Dizzy World - have you considered the
    "Auto Train"? Board you and your tribe w/auto in Lorton, VA (Washington D.C. area) and ride the 18 hours to Orlando. Get the kids worn out with Mickey Mouse then railfan on the way home.

    We're Canadian. So it isn't as advantageous for us.

    I also like the drive and seeing stuff, and eating stuff (ie:fried
    catfish , biscuits and gravy, or WAFFLE HOUSE, etc).
    Next time i'm trying COOK OUT

    cracker barrel is a dream.... if we had one here in Canada.. we don't

    plus i like finding all kinds of new stuff.

    Do tell thoug, what's the cost of the auto train and where is nearest terminal to Toronto we could board? Do they take pickup trucks too?

    They only run one route - Lorton VA to Sanford/Orlando FL. They used to
    have a route from Louisville, Ky to Sanford/Orlando - but that is just
    a fond memory.

    According to their web site: "Factory-model standard vehicles, extended vehicles (trucks, vans and 3-row SUVs) and two-wheel motorcycles are
    accepted on the Auto Train. No dual wheel vehicles, gull wings or
    scissor doors will be accepted."

    https://www.amtrak.com/auto-train-boarding-and-vehicle-requirements

    I'd assume no jacked-up dually penis extension allowed. Regular and
    extended cab pickups - not a problem.

    https://www.amtrak.com/auto-train-saver-fares

    If I was driving from Tronna and rail-fanning/exploring I'd head for
    Windsor, jump across the Ambassador Bridge and head south in I-75 all
    the way to Florida through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and into
    Florida.

    I've included a couple links so you can do further research.

    Good luck.

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  • From Stan Hosdar@1:229/426 to Dave Drum on Mon Jun 7 17:26:42 2021
    If I was driving from Tronna and rail-fanning/exploring I'd head for Windsor, jump across the Ambassador Bridge and head south in I-75 all
    the way to Florida through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and into Florida.


    Going to be honest i'm browsing / using FIDONET on a 486 laptop with no ethernet or tcp/ip, just a dial up modem... on a BBS

    i'll look it up but I wanted an approximate cost anyway :) it's not really an advantage to go to VA then take auto train to florida.. probably add to the journey time

    i75 route i did once... its' OK - notas many shortlines as there are on my preferred route. I prefer 90/79/19/77/81/77/26/95.

    there's a ton of shortlines on the other route and I still hacven't got them all after 7 trips.

    BTW are you guys on fidonet from the internet or a BBS? curious
    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
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  • From Daniel Juarez@1:275/89 to STAN HOSDAR on Mon Jun 7 21:44:00 2021
    Quoting Stan Hosdar to Dave Drum <=-


    BTW are you guys on fidonet from the internet or a BBS? curious

    I'm using BBS's via Telnet over the Internet. I'm using Blue Wave
    Offline Mail reader. :-)


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  • From Dave Drum@1:3634/12 to Stan Hosdar on Tue Jun 8 05:36:00 2021
    Stan Hosdar wrote to Dave Drum <=-

    If I was driving from Tronna and rail-fanning/exploring I'd head for Windsor, jump across the Ambassador Bridge and head south in I-75 all
    the way to Florida through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and into Florida.

    Going to be honest i'm browsing / using FIDONET on a 486 laptop with no ethernet or tcp/ip, just a dial up modem... on a BBS

    Unless you're moving huge files or doing graphics intensive browser
    pages dial-up is livable. And while you're on-line no telemarketers
    can call you.

    i'll look it up but I wanted an approximate cost anyway :) it's not
    really an advantage to go to VA then take auto train to florida..
    probably add to the journey time

    They claim from Lorton to Sanford - 17 hours (810 miles) not much more
    than driving time --- once you get to the start point.

    i75 route i did once... its' OK - notas many shortlines as there are on
    my preferred route. I prefer 90/79/19/77/81/77/26/95.

    there's a ton of shortlines on the other route and I still hacven't got them all after 7 trips.

    I did 20 years herding tractor-trailer rigs and my mindset is still on
    fastest or most direct routing. Bv)= I stopped to see the Grand Canyon
    once. Big hole in the ground.

    BTW are you guys on fidonet from the internet or a BBS? curious

    I mostly do telnet to a BBS. The only browser BBS I've found that works
    well is http://bbs.fidosysop.org/default.htm even if the SysOp is a
    wing-nut.

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  • From Stan Hosdar@1:229/426 to Dave Drum on Wed Jun 9 19:21:57 2021
    Unless you're moving huge files or doing graphics intensive browser
    pages dial-up is livable. And while you're on-line no telemarketers


    it's just nostaliga. ANSI and DOS.

    no telemarkers, no ads, no popups, and ZERO spam community.

    love it

    I mostly do telnet to a BBS. The only browser BBS I've found that works well is http://bbs.fidosysop.org/default.htm even if the SysOp is a wing-nut.

    telnet it is.... well there's got to be other dial up users out there still in the 1990's.. maybe in rural PA

    Driftwood PA comes to mind... love that place.
    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
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  • From Stan Hosdar@1:229/426 to Dave Drum on Sun Sep 19 20:41:25 2021
    sorry gang, my site is railpictures.ca :) check it out

    you might enjoy it. Hope to see some of you there :)

    Nothing in here for donkey's years then a flood of four posts. WOW!


    time to bring this back. Just imagine, you're on FIDONET surely there's some of the 1990's out there still too that we can go see. S-2's or alcos...

    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
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  • From Mickey@1:249/307 to Stan Hosdar on Mon Sep 20 19:42:32 2021
    On 19 Sep 2021, Stan Hosdar said the following...

    Nothing in here for donkey's years then a flood of four posts. WOW!


    I just noticed this echoo was available and added it. I love railroads and their history. I'm in South/Central Ontario.

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  • From Ray Sbaitso@1:19/38 to Stan Hosdar on Mon Sep 20 18:20:28 2021
    If all else fails there's always Virtual Railfan. :)


    On Sunday September 19, 2021, Stan Hosdar said to Dave Drum...

    time to bring this back. Just imagine, you're on FIDONET surely there's some of the 1990's out there still too that we can go see. S-2's or alcos...

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  • From Dave Drum@1:3634/12 to Stan Hosdar on Wed Feb 9 06:06:00 2022
    Stan Hosdar wrote to Dave Drum <=-

    I'm a life member of the Monticello Railway Museum (which was known as
    the Monticello & Sangamon Valley Railway Historical Society whe I joined).

    We've got quite a roster of rolling stock from steam to diesel including

    awesome. I've probbaly read about it all in Railfan and Railroad then.

    I'm more of an eastern area railfan though, Canada and of course US
    roads from New york to Florida... I drive to florida every 2 years for disney, take the kids and well, i take photos of shortlines and other stuff en-route when it 'happenes'. Last trip amongst many others I
    managed to catch the Beech Mountain RR

    Haven't been to chicago yet.... soon.. or area

    If you make the trip through the Chicago area - here are some dinner
    train deals in the Midwestern US you might consider.

    I've taken the French Lick (Indiana) and the Bardstown (Kentucky) trips/dinners. Bv)=

    French Lick Scenic Railway’s Dinner Train Special

    This train ride will take you on a 2 hour and 30 minute trip though the rolling hills of the Hoosier National Forest, through the 2200-foot
    Burton Tunnel, and across several iron bridges… all while you enjoy a scrumptious meal. https://frenchlickscenicrailway.org/dinner-trains/

    With the CoVid I'm not sure if they will operate this year - they didn't
    last year (2021).

    My Old Kentucky Dinner Train / Bardstown Dinner Train

    2 1/2 hour, 36-mile round-trip excursion

    Gourmet, four-course dinner prepared fresh onboard by our dedicated
    culinary team

    All non-alcoholic beverages, including after dinner coffee and tea

    My Old Kentucky Dinner Train features two beautifully restored 1940’s vintage dining cars, which are pulled by two 1950’s F-unit locomotives.

    https://www.kydinnertrain.com/ (there is a nice video on their page
    featuring the F-Units/cars, etc.)

    This is next on my list -

    Dinner Train - Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

    The Hocking Valley Railway Dinner Train is a 3-hour, round trip excursion through historic southeast Ohio back-country from Nelsonville to East
    Logan and return. Chef Alfonso Contrisciani prepares a four-course dinner in-route that is served throughout the trip. This is a unique & memorable evening! Advanced reservations are required.

    https://www.hvsry.org/train-rides/dinner-train/


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  • From Dave Drum@1:3634/12 to Daniel Juarez on Wed Feb 9 06:23:00 2022
    Daniel Juarez wrote to STAN HOSDAR <=-

    BTW are you guys on fidonet from the internet or a BBS? curious

    I'm using BBS's via Telnet over the Internet. I'm using Blue Wave
    Offline Mail reader. :-)

    The only Internet BBS available (as such) is Doc's Place which has been
    around for a gazillion years. There are some BBSes accessible through
    your browser - using a telnet hookup routed through the https://www.telnetbbsguide.com/

    Me, I do telnet and use the MulriMail OLR. Bv)=

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