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I discovered this site a couple of weeks ago while looking up something else (that happens a lot around here), and just registered.

It just dawned on me that this is my thirtieth year as a railfan. Actually, I guess I've always had that weird gene that makes someone enjoy chasing trains, but I got the "bug" for model railroading and everything sometime in 1983.

Nowadays, I work part-time for a short line here in Maine. I was a presenter for Maine Operation Lifesaver for awhile, but haven't done anything with OL for maybe a couple of years. I'll probably always be somewhat obsessive about keeping thieves, vandals, and "ordinary" trespassers off the right-of-way.
It's been too long since I did anything with the model (HO scale) stuff, too, but I'm hoping to be able to get back to it some day.


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Much snow out your way? We had rain this weekend, but the Maine Eastern ran their wedge plow last week. It was two storms' worth of "light, fluffy" stuff, but I saw the M-o-W guys out and about, cleaning switches with a backpack blower, coal shovels, and the ever-popular switch brooms. (Not my idea of a good time. ;))


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