John Kerry was a Railfan

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John Kerry was a Railfan

Post by R44 5212 A Train » Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:31 am

He used none other than Truman's campaign train for his own, and he knew the word "truck"...yep, it sure would have been great to have a railfan for president! :-D

This isn't about a famous railroad guy, just a famous guy who liked railroads...close enough IMO. :wink:

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Post by Robert Paniagua » Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:24 pm

Yeap, and he was not alone. His former "partner in crime" aka governor of Mass, Michael Dukakis, was an employee executive for Amtrak....he was into railroading as well.

FYI Kerry was Dukaki's Lieutenant Governor in the 1980's, some 20 years ago.
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ACLfan

Post by ACLfan » Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:54 pm

You said that John Kerry WAS a railfan.

Did he do the railfan thing to help get elected, or did he "pass on"?

Or, possibly both?

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Post by 498 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:44 am

I guess we need to have Dan Rather do an investigative report on John Kerry's days as a railfan.

Did he show up trackside or didn't he?

Maybe they have some documents from Mike Dukakis that would help answer this important question!

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Yeah...

Post by R44 5308 A Train » Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:33 pm

I wish he had gotten elected...not only would we have a smart President, but Amtrak would be in a better situation as well!

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Post by videobruce » Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:46 am

Just another reason that 'idiot' shouldn't of been re-elected!
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Post by Aji-tater » Fri May 27, 2005 6:58 pm

That's the kind of railfan we DON'T need. During the campaign photos were circulated of him balancing on the ball of the rail. Maybe he "likes trains" but I doubt he's a serious railfan.

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Post by efin98 » Sat May 28, 2005 8:11 am

Hate to burst everyones bubbles but just because he used a train in his campaign doesn't make him a railfan. Many other Presidential wannabes have used trains, it's common practice over the last few decades. George H. W. Bush used a train in his campaign yet you aren't calling him a railfan. So didn't Harry Truman. It's common practice to use a train, regardless of how much you think they like or hate trains.

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