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This website was in operation from 2007 to sometime in Dec 2010 or probably till early 2011, and I know that it was a kind of news site and most of their news was about commuter trains.
They had various news which ranged from labour news affecting the industry to general news about the locomotives. The major source of their news came from www.teamstersrail.ca. I bet this website was an affiliate of the latter.
This website has tales and stories about train crews and commuters. I’ve published some interesting stories below and I’m sure that you will love reading them.
Since my earliest childhood, I was fascinated by trains. I remember standing on the porch of our home in rural Kansas and watching the huge compositions slowly rumble by in the distance, at the other side of the seemingly endless cornfields. When I dared to come closer to the tracks, I became even more fascinated by the commuter trains and the entire railway system that supported it, from the cold, unmovable tracks to the might train engines that pulled them on their journey and the train crews that kept them operating.
Of course, this fascination with trains was not lost on my parents or grandparents, who decided to surprise me with an incredible gift for my 9th birthday. On that day, I received my first train set who’s was once my great grandfather’s, which has now been passed on to me. I was completely smitten by it.
Once I grew up, I became an avid collector of this unique blend of toys and models. Since my childhood, train sets represented a way of replacing this world with something more organized, more compact and more functional. This is why they always held a huge spot in my heart and why I continued to collect them even throughout my life. After my childhood, I moved to a bigger town, finished school, started working and created a beautiful family.
Now, I am retired and my wife sadly passed away from breast cancer a long time ago. My children have grown up and found their purpose in different parts of the country, so I was left alone, apart from my train sets. My kids and grandkids do visit me, but this happens once a year, which is completely fine, but I was feeling lonely nevertheless.
I met up with a really good friend, named Billy, a young high school kid who came up in a broken home. His father left him when he was a baby, and his mother was constantly on some kind of a diet or trying to become better-looking. The same diet and the weight loss programs were something that, for whatever reason, stopped her from being a dedicated mother.
From the first moment I met Billy, I saw in him the same thing I saw in my kids – a huge potential. We started spending time together. He helped me with groceries and yard work, and I began to teach him about my train sets, model commuter trains and everything else I knew about this hobby. He immediately fell in love with them.
Since then, several years have passed and Billy works in a model train set store and is attending college. He is like a new grandson to me and whenever he visits me, we talk about train sets and other things we both love. I know I do not have a lot of time before I join my wife, but I am not sad because I had a good life. And I know that my train sets will remain with someone who loves them as much as I do.