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Sunday Chasing on the NWP Feat. NWP 1501 and 1922

Since it was the last day for the NWP's Sunday engineer, a large group of friends and I followed his train to document the day. We started in Petaluma, and e...

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Comment by steven richard bell on October 15, 2016 at 12:42am

Post pictures?  Better  the Saturday Evening Post. 

I was in hospitable on the 14th and unable to attend meeting at the depot. 

Comment by steven richard bell on October 4, 2016 at 6:51pm

I am not a troll. Period. End of statement.

I will be at the Santa Rosa depot on Friday, Ocrober 14, 2016 all day to answer those insults sent my way via email on this site. I will be driving a  2012 BMW  4-door white so you can find me rather easily. I will arrive in early  AM and stay until 7:00PM which should give those of you who can't understand humor  a chance to see how "funny" I can be when my odd-ience is unable to comprehend what I am and am not saying. I am almost certain that none of you will make an appearance.

Someone asked if I had been to Tiburon to watch loading of car ferries. I was in Tiburon in the 1950s and say no ferry  loading. I did watch the Santa Fe operation in San Francisco and rode in the engine and took photos from the cab. This was in 1978 or 79 when I had purchased my Mamiya RB 67 and was one of first jaunts wih it. Also shot some in cab of OAKLAND tERMINAL RAILROAD--on a different day/evening as they were doing street switching  on street in Oakland. Also rode in cab of Switch engine in Portola ,Ca as it was moving refer cars onto Ice house east of town ( 1952 or 1953) Also rode in loco on the Santa Fe Grand Canyon connector train to the canyon probably in late 60's or early 70" s but no photos. Also rode SP swith engine at 3rd and Brannan Sts. back in the late 50's

Ergo, I do have some railroad experience as a rider (illegal). No photos for Warren Buffet. Back to the buffet table, I suppose.  See Y'all at the Petaluma depot on October 17.

Comment by Andrew Roth on October 4, 2016 at 1:11pm

Steven, I enjoy humor just as much as the next guy. The problem is that humor is increasingly difficult to convey in simple text. When you write something and post it, you're leaving it to the reader to interpret it how they may. Given that I don't know you on any level, I can't assume anything about your sense of humor and how you like to communicate it. Just reading your comments, calling someone a quitter without any clue in that you're joking, is not humor to me. It's being a troll. Also, if your sense of humor is limited to insulting people, then you need to rethink a few facets of your life. 

Comment by Jordan on October 3, 2016 at 10:06pm

Yup, definitely at troll.

Comment by steven richard bell on October 3, 2016 at 8:46pm

Hope someone someday decides to read humorous emails as humor. Suppose railroad watchers have limited mental capacity which limits ability to read above the line,below the line, and within the words but with alternate meaning. Being too serious all the time is a serious problem.

Comment by steven richard bell on October 3, 2016 at 7:43pm

I am not a Troll; nor do I live in Trollhatten. I am a humorous, liberal who enjoys train watching--or if I have a can of paint a train-spotter. Such as they have in the British Isles. Unfortunately for me, most train lovers, afficienados, are conservatives w/o much sense of humor. Maybe they do have some humor elsewise WHY TRUMP?  .  There have been some humorous conservatives in the past; for esample S.I.Hayakawa former California Senator and President of S.F.State College. Another would have been Congressman from Illinois who ran for President of the U.S. in 1980. It was he who termed Ronald Reagan an amiable dunder-head. Also the conservative individual who called the Peace Symbol bumpersticker  footprint of the American chicken. I myself having attended U.C. Berkeley in the 1960's am proud of having been there and been influenced enough not to be a reactionary conservative even though I love trains along with many ultra-right wing--non humerous folks who DID NOT THE HUMOR that was in my previous posts. Note I said posts not post as I have previoiusly posted on site which few folks were observant enough to notice humorous vein in which they were typed.  Thank You for your attention and I will sea you at the next Communist Party of U.S.A. meeting. 

Comment by Andrew Roth on October 3, 2016 at 5:52pm

I don't see any wisdom. Criticizing someone he doesn't know while being uninformed regarding that person's situation is not wise. If he is purposefully trolling, it's not appreciated. 

Comment by Andrew Roth on October 2, 2016 at 11:32pm

Don't forget Parker, we're dealing with an internet troll. He questions how the railroad works and indirectly insults the crew members because he wants to piss us off. It's part of his game. Just don't let him push your buttons, and hopefully he won't be relentless about it and will stop bothering. 

Comment by Scott Kremer on October 2, 2016 at 9:09pm
Troll Steven Richard Bell, he is moving on to Amtrak.
Comment by Andrew Roth on October 2, 2016 at 9:09pm

Quite the contrary, he got a bigger job. He recently got hired on to a position with Amtrak. So no, he was not fired, but rather given a promotion. I don't know about you, but I for one celebrate people who take advantage of opportunities when they arise to move on to bigger and better things. Especially when they're friends of yours. 

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