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Brakeman/Steam Crew
Hello everyone!

I have loved trains the vast majority of my 18 (almost 19) years on this earth, but didn't really start railfanning or anything until about 6 years ago.

I live in Minnesota, so anything around here is what I railfan, examples being BNSF, CP, UP, and some shortlines and regionals around here. I often go 3 or 4 times a month usually (weather and season permitting), armed with cameras and a scanner, out to go see trains. My main passion is videography and my videos can be viewed on my YouTube account, BNSF9187.

More recently, in mid-2012, I began training as a volunteer brakeman with the Minnesota Transportation Museum, and am still doing that. I am also about to begin to work with Milwaukee Road 261 as well.

Glad to be here, and I hope to post from time to time!


New Member
A warm welcome from sunny California!
Have fun with the 261 and the MTM!

(I was a restoration crew member for the SP 2472
long ago -- it was fun! Now I watch via the
computer. Health issues pushed me away from
the wonderful 2472. BTW -- one of our active
members was a steam-era fireman for the Milw on
their 84-inch-drivered Hudsons. Those babies were
FAST!!! Would you believe 127.6 mph?? That is
what he said was the fastest he ever fired a
Milw steam loco. wow.....)

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