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    Rodney's ride to r.r. Museum in golden

    only one bike pic (to keep it relevant). this is the clear creek trail i rode to the museum. train pics are for train lovers. there're coors images for beer lovers. the switch engine is a repaint. useta have a stylised coors on it, but things changed when they got in bed with molson and miller.

    clear creek was up due to spring runoff and 2 nights of heavy rain. i got all muddy (mtb) and stinky, yes i did, riding the horse trails, and sunburnt. wuff! ahhhhhhOOOOOOOOO!

    scroll down for a second page of pics. this one is full.


    website: http://coloradorailroadmuseum.org/
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    Very Nice! I'm happy to read y'all got some rain. That is an angry looking cataract, though...
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    Nice. Old trains are one of those things that make me feel like (even more of) a kid again.

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    I saw more than one bike pic. I cry foul and Huzzah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    I saw more than one bike pic. I cry foul and Huzzah.
    consider the second bike a surprise bonus, like an extra m&m in a forty count bag.
    and NOOOOOOOOOOOOO i don't count them! it was just a.....a.....similie?
    funny i put it that way. i am a counter, but only when i'm bored, like on the bus, or waiting in line.
    had no idea i was until i saw a story about people who have ocd. made me laugh at myself.
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    mo' pics!

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    That's a serious snowblower...
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    I want to convert an old train car into a little house so bad.

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    The pic of you guys in front of the Clear Creek Trails rules and regs sign is great!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Wow a turntable! We had one here in Philly a looooong time ago. The concrete company bought the sight and filled the turntable then concreted over it. Later on that year a few trains full of concrete were headed to the place and someone pulled the release levers on all of them, the concrete poured out onto the track as the train moved toward the concrete place and the tracks haven't been usable since. Guess someone really liked that turntable.....a lot!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    I want to convert an old train car into a little house so bad.
    i'm with ya! only i want several cars- caboose for den and amateur radio shack, box cars for cooking (commercial type kitchen w/ walkin freezer and fridge) and living room, a business car for serious hanging out.... and a dinky or 2 to move them around on 10,000 acres!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Wow a turntable! We had one here in Philly a looooong time ago. The concrete company bought the sight and filled the turntable then concreted over it. Later on that year a few trains full of concrete were headed to the place and someone pulled the release levers on all of them, the concrete poured out onto the track as the train moved toward the concrete place and the tracks haven't been usable since. Guess someone really liked that turntable.....a lot!
    the turntable is manual! can you imagine the balance involved to make turning it easy? there is a thick black post on each side to push on. the roundhouse is a recent structure. dunno where they scored the tt.

    las vegas, new mexico (yes, there is one there, too) had a roundhouse next to the main drag through town. it was converted to shops. been a long time since i've been through, so no idea whether they're still there.

    roundhouses and turntables are romantic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ka0use View Post
    train pics are for train lovers
    Thanks--great pics. I'd love to see the trains and ride the trail if I ever get out west again.
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    There is a roundhouse and turntable in LA along the LA River Just S.E. of downtown.

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    We have a roundhouse turned into a bar here in Aurora, used to be owned by Walter Payton. Now it kind of stinks, mediocre at best food and beer. But still kind of a cool place for the history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    We have a roundhouse turned into a bar here in Aurora, used to be owned by Walter Payton. Now it kind of stinks, mediocre at best food and beer. But still kind of a cool place for the history.
    does it have r.r. stuff on the walls? and what is it with restaurants that substitute atmosphere for quality of food? i hate when that happens.

    not really relevant, but YOU brought up the subject of food (now i'm hungry...):
    a couple of publications here have annual 'best of' reviews of restaurants. of course, the low priced places (touted in reviews as super food, cheap price) immediately raise the prices, customers fall away, quality of food drops, more customers flee the scene and the joints go out of business.
    a good review is the kiss of death. makes my head hurt.
    one place i dearly loved fell victim to the review of death. little mom 'n' pop mexican place. the prices went up dramatically, customers fled, went to grade b beef, more fled, they went under. and selling alcohol isn't a cure.
    breaks my heart.
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    No railroad stuff as far as I recall, it's just a neat old building with a pretty courtyard.

    And my former favorite Mexican place had a similar fate... It became a hot spot for drunk kids since it's open til 4AM every day, they jacked up prices, downsized portions, and lost all of their faithful customers, minus the drunk kids. Then it became it hot spot for cops since the food's good and they were probably going out there multiple times a night anyways, and they lost a lot of the drinking crowd too.

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    i spent some time on both the cushions and the rods and also building them.

    i worked on:
    the florida fun train (orlando to lauderdale)
    marlboro unlimited (cigarette party train. it never made the first mile)
    cars for film under siege: dark territory (steven segal)
    rocky mountaineer railtours (canadian)

    was an electrician apprentice. stuffed in miles 'n' miles of wire.

    my few pics are buried in storage, but i pulled some off the internet. only found one sad one
    of the marlboro train- cars being chopped up. didn't load it.

    the ones with the sine waves are florida fun train
    purple ones and interior are r.m. railtours
    dark car w/stripe is dark territory

    film: production crew did the interiors. all walls were very thin plywood, probably veneer. the special effects crew somehow started a forest fire while filming in coal creek canyon (colorado), and station scenes were at denver's union station. one of our guys found a script tucked in a seat when we got the cars back (leased). nice souvenir.

    we had a retired railway post office car. when the body was pulled off a safe was found cast to the frame. ooooooooo. when opened it was empty. we wanted to cut it off the frame for a souvenir, but were told cutting would weaken the frame.

    we had some stainless vista-dome cars, too. pretty neat for the views. pbbt, probably could have started our own museum.

    rich folk: there were 2 rich guys who had their own private cars (one guy had 2 cars, mated). they were on sidings and could be connected to a freight easily. cool, huh? and they did get used. once in a while we'd notice them gone, then back some time later.

    burlington northern had what i'll call business conference cars based in fort collins. dark green, 4 to 6 or so of them. thought that kinda neat.

    looked up the fun train. out of biz, cars dispersed.

    denver has the platte river trolley. non-profit, $5 donation to ride. catch it at rei in the old denver tramway building. forget where it turns around, but a nice gentle ride along the river. lotsa bushes and trees close in, wave at the cyclists on the mup next to it. it doesn't really turn around- the seats flip over and the passengers face the other way, which is still facing forward (operates from both ends, like a subway or light rail).
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    http://tweetsie.com/

    You know, for the children!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    http://tweetsie.com/

    You know, for the children!
    i'm with ya! http://tinytownrailroad.com/

    adults can cram in, too, but look like total dorks (but, hey, it's for the kids...), and
    yes i have done it.
    denver's lakeside amusement park has a train that goes around the lake. very romantic,
    and a small one for the little kids.
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