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Author Topic: The origin of your fourm name and/or avatar  (Read 9278 times)

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Offline boltinator

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Re: The origin of your fourm name and/or avatar
« Reply #120 on: June 07, 2018, 05:19:30 pm »
My name is a play on from the 1984 classic movie, The Terminator! A bad ass killing machine seemed appropriate for the bolt.

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Offline arealjighead

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Re: The origin of your fourm name and/or avatar
« Reply #121 on: June 08, 2018, 12:52:31 am »
Mine's nothing to do with motorcycles. OK time to stand and deliver:

I have always been a railway enthusiast, particularly steam and of the past.

Right on man. I'm fascinated with the railroad as well. So much so that I have a HO scale layout & work on the track crew for a local shortline.

Offline ShakerNorm

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Re: The origin of your fourm name and/or avatar
« Reply #122 on: June 08, 2018, 09:29:16 pm »
Dick - I'm also a HUGE steam fan, and I've actually had the pleasure of driving CN 6060 "Bullet-Nosed Betty" (Mountain class 4-8-2 now technically owned by the Province of Alberta but taken care and run by the Rocky Mountain Rail Society out of Stettler Alberta). 
I only got to drive her a few hundred yards up and down a closed track, but I drove her! ;D

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Offline Dick Turpin

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Re: The origin of your fourm name and/or avatar
« Reply #123 on: June 09, 2018, 02:46:55 am »
Thanks you two, it seems a lot of bikers love steam power and the railways. I'm most impressed you got to drive a beast like that ShakerNorm. I'm quite jealous!
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Re: The origin of your fourm name and/or avatar
« Reply #124 on: June 09, 2018, 03:25:02 am »
Thanks you two, it seems a lot of bikers love steam power and the railways. I'm most impressed you got to drive a beast like that ShakerNorm. I'm quite jealous!

I've ridden behind her several times, but currently she's undergoing boiler repairs.
For many years she was the largest regularly scheduled steam locomotive in North America.  The Union Pacific has 844, and the Challenger, which are both bigger, but neither them (or 4014 when they finish restoring her) are regularly scheduled - Special excursions,only.  6060 ran scheduled runs several times every week.  Unfortunately, the line she runs on is not a main line, and her huge weight damages the light tracks when they open the throttle, so she had to run slowly.  But at least she ran - and hopefully will again, soon.
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