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Yampa Bob

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« Reply #60 on: December 24, 2008, 04:59:46 PM »

Well, I spent thousands of hours this year researching railroads, and consider myself well versed in railroad operations, but I found the program to be very interesting and enlightening.

Of course, if one is already a fully trained and certified railroad engineer, MOW specialist, freight and passenger operations manager, circus owner, etc,  with 20 years of experience, then I suppose one would find the show boring.  Cheesy
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« Reply #61 on: December 26, 2008, 10:18:40 AM »

I watched the Ringling Brothers commercial that was disguised as an episode of "Extreme Trains."  The RBBB was the first company to go after companies that used the name and logos without their permission. Walthers was almost sued back in the late Seventies by them (They produced a model of one of the RBBB cars.)

I did find parts of the show interesting because I've long had an interest in circus trains. The host has to stifle his enthusiam over some of the more mundane activities of regular day to day railroading.

Did anyone notice that he climbed down from a locomotive facing out? I thought that it was an unwritten rule to enter or leave a locomotive by facing the engine? Some kind of safety thing.
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« Reply #62 on: December 26, 2008, 02:20:27 PM »

Remember P.T. Barnum's famous slogan?

I run large tractors on the ranch, you never exit equipment or large trucks facing out.  Same goes for the running board on smaller pickups.

As they say, "that's show biz", they edited out the face plants and butt busters.

If you like train videos, check out my thread "Scenic Railroads". 
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