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Postby BigIronHorse » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:14 pm

Newbie here just saying hi.
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Re: New Member

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:33 am

Welcome! What brings you to the A&A forums? Have you ridden on their railroad recently? Have you seen it while driving through town? We are a great group of guys here with plenty of knowledge to go around (sort of) so if you have any questions just read the old threads and then ask away!
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Re: New Member

Postby jgallaway81 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:11 am

Welcome to the group, you'll find many of us have personal connections to the A&A...

There are a few of us here who own stock, and several employees and past employees.

We have lots of great stories to tell if you want to listen, so pull yourself up a keyboard, pour yourself a butterbeer and enjoy the conversation :-)
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Re: New Member

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:38 am

Butterbeer? Never heard of it before!
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Re: New Member

Postby jgallaway81 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:11 pm

Ben, really? Its the drink of choice for the gang at Hogwarts.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=butterbeer
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Re: New Member

Postby BigIronHorse » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:53 pm

Well my name is Jim and like almost every youngster - I had a love for trains. Some of us grow up and out of it and there are those that dont- I never did. I have ridden the A&A many times and have done so recently. My father used to take me back when I was younger in the fall every year. Have any of you guys ridden recently or will be possibly riding on the fall excursions? 1 more month left of steam!!
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Re: New Member

Postby jgallaway81 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:24 pm

I worked for the railroad from 1998 until 2002, and continued to serve as volunteer webmaster until 2007. Having ridden the train many times, I think I burned myself out for a while. Since I resigned, I've only ridden the train the trip when Extreme Makeover: Train Edition did over the handicap rail car.

Course, I am kind of spoiled... in addition to being within a hour of the East Broad Top, I am also a locomotive engineer for a class 1 railroad.

I noticed last month when I took my kids on the EBT that being a passenger doesn't hold the same allure for me as riding in the cab does.

Hopefully when my kids are old enough to truly enjoy the trip, I'll have a good time when I take them on the A&A.
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