Questions Non-Railfans ask Railfans

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UPSD9043MAC

KC Area Ferroequinologist
What are some things Non-Railfans have asked you about trains and/or being a railfan? Also, what are some "funny" things non-railfans have said about trains?
 

BN6339

Addicted to 710/645's
Funny one liner

My friend and I once hung out at a railroad crossing just west of Leavenworth WA on BNSF's Scenic Sub back in August 1999, and while waiting (it was a little slow at the moment) we watched some satellite TV. My friend just bought a Honda generator in Wenatchee, so he wanted to test it using the TV and dish...after about 20 minutes, a younger teenager rode up on his bike, and asked what was happening. We said "Watching trains.", and he said "WHY? They go this way and they go that way," gesturing both ways down the main track. Only then he noticed the tv and satellite dish....we still make that comment whenever we talk about some rr thing.....good times :D
 




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