Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Model Power/Mantua Classics HO scale Southern Pacific 2-6-6-2 Mallet, Epilogue...again...


Just thought it deserved a better setting than the one I put it in earlier...

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On another note...I officially detest real trains. Last night found me at a hotel that I thought was a comfortable distance from the tracks---I could see the tracks crossing the highway on a bridge, a half mile down the road...A HALF MILE!!!! The night clerk said, and I quote, "No trains here..." end quote.

As I go off into la la land around 9:30 p.m....I hear the distant horn lulling me to sleep. Then it got closer...and closer...and CLOSER--- and then "I could hear the tinkling of the pull chain the engineer was yanking on" closer.

After a night filled with six of these behemoths running by my bed not 100 yards away, the rumble of their prime movers rattling my glasses off the night stand and the sound of the Nathan M5s peeling the wallpaper off the wall, I found that those yonder tracks crossing yon distant bridge...turned 90 degrees and passed just behind the tree line in back of the hotel.

Sigh...

1 comment:

Cristake said...

Mmm.. as U2 has said (when they still were playing some music): "I can't live... with or without you..."