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Lost Train.....

Post by snoopy55 » Tue May 01, 2007 2:33 am

My brother works raising and lowering a bridge in Joliet Ill. He was supposed to go home about 2 hours ago, but the Railroad has a minor problem..... Anyone living in or around the state of Iowa, there seems to be a lost train! :shock: No, I'm not kidding, they lost a train!

and if you stole it, please return it.......
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Post by dwax » Tue May 01, 2007 2:56 am

Did they look in the south side of Chicago?? :lol:
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Post by Warll » Tue May 01, 2007 2:59 am

I bet its thoes teens, their always taking things and going for joy rides.
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Post by snoopy55 » Tue May 01, 2007 3:04 am

No dwax, it was last known going east into Iowa. At first I thought it was lost in the cornfields, but it's to early in the season for those...
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Post by d53642 » Tue May 01, 2007 8:37 am

Did they look up in the sky, I heard UFO's take farm animals sometimes. Maybe there is a new UFO guy in the area and thought the traing was a new type of snake. :)

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maybe

Post by Slappy Da Clown » Tue May 01, 2007 10:27 pm

Maybe you only think they are lost. Do they ? Id look in a couple of local pubs near wher it went gone.
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Post by Warll » Tue May 01, 2007 11:57 pm

Slappy Da Clown wrote:Maybe you only think they are lost. Do they ? Id look in a couple of local pubs near wher it went gone.
From your spelling I'd say you could give more information on this "Train,Bar,Drinks,Drunk clown steal train" line of thought.
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trains

Post by Slappy Da Clown » Wed May 02, 2007 12:15 am

Clowns luv trains. Can I drive ? Im almost unreasonably sober. And thers nuttin wrongg with my speeling anoter few drinks wouldnt fix.
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Post by Zorander » Wed May 02, 2007 12:15 am

Let's just hope that it's not something serious like terrorist activity or something.

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Post by snoopy55 » Mon May 07, 2007 9:13 pm

Well, they found the train....... :D The track they use from Iowa is a 2 track Metro. One of them was down for repairs, and they missed their window to get thru. :? Then, while they waited they over ran their 12 hour limit, so they were 'dead' as they put it. :evil: They had to wait for a replacement crew to get there. :roll: The replacement crew had to check over to WHOLE train, air, hydrolics, the works. :roll: Then they had to wait for a window to get thru. :arrow: Of course, why should the foot let the head know what it was doing as long as the hand had it's fingers in the cookie jar...... :twisted: My brother got 2 1/2 hours overtime out of it at railroad wages. :lol:
Good thing it wasn't a passenger train! :!: :twisted:
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Post by keotaman » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:55 pm

snoopy55 wrote:... Good thing it wasn't a passenger train! :!: :twisted:
I heard the same thing happening to an Amtrak train in Stamford: the conductor had "blown up" & none of the assistants were qualified conductors. After about 10 minutes of "discussion" with the dispatcher (now they call them rail traffic controllers), she agreed to stay with the train & move it out of the station, clear of the interlocking, where they waited for a replacement conductor. Not that uncommon for Amtrak, where they are often at the mercy of delays caused on others' lines.
Now, after lost train, here comes "Spirit Tracks" - LOL.

http://www.gearlog.com/2009/03/nintendo ... s_zeld.php
"The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks" puts hero Link into a conductor's outfit, riding the rails on a train with a mounted cannon.

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Re: Lost Train.....

Post by Jancsika » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:17 pm

http://www.gearlog.com/2009/03/nintendo ... s_zeld.php
"The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks" puts hero Link into a conductor's outfit, riding the rails on a train with a mounted cannon.
This is a quote from the above link:
Link apparently has the ability to create and command enemies, making them fight others. The game will be available in the U.S. later this year.
This would work great on this forum. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Lost Train.....

Post by McDuck » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:46 pm

Glad they found it! I was beginning to worry that the economy has tanked so badly that crews were abandoning trains in the middle of nowhere, like in Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged."

BTW does anyone else occasionally play as Taggart Transcontinental or Phoenix-Durango?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Shru ... e_railways

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