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If there is a railroad themed build off from this, please let me know where the thread is, I would like to see some ideas. I tried a steam themed project a while back and just couldnt get it to work right, I can bolt stuff together but the design thing is beyond my ability. Now a days, I am more in to restoring older english bikes than doing any custom stuff but I do like to see the creativity.
At the BNSF, there was a guy who I used to work with in Richmond CA that was very wealthy. He just worked at the railroad for something to do. He owned Sonoma Train Town and many other properties. When the whole Orange County Choppers thing was really big, He contacted them to have a custom bike done. His idea was a railroad themed chopper that used a small diesel powered engine instead of the traditional v-twin. He wanted it done and was going to display it at his amusement park. The OCC guys blew him off and wanted nothing to do with it.
I would be interested in seeing some railroad themed bikes, I just dont see what a train and a bike would have in common. I do love to see steam locomotives fired up whether they are full size, or miniature live steamers.
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I had always thought of building a railroad themed bike for riding rails-to-trails. Like you though I couldn't really picture it. Could be as simple as the paint like this one http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewto ... 90#p471891
Nice shots! I love the Bayou Bandit! I saw few names I know in there too. I have some old Lords Crew friends from when I was living in CA. Thanks for sharing these.
Yea I love that Lords Crew. There's some I think is from "Klutch" (?). I shared it with some old school skateboarders from CA. They recognized his work right away. I took these pics in Louisiana.
It was raining all day today but still pretty nice out so we drove down to the Sandy river in Troutdale OR. As we were coming back through town my girlfriend saw an OPEN sign back through some trees and said, "lets go see what's open!" It was a train museum. I must have passed it 20 times over the years and never saw it. Here are a few photos! Sorry for the cheesy "Train pulling into the station tattoo pic. I no excuse for that one!
Cool site with the evolution of RR logos!
Mr. Heyslugger, looks like a nice little museum/depot you found there. Working for a railroad is no fun for me with the modern stuff but I do enjoy seeing Steam engines, vintage passenger equipment, and vintage memorabilia like what you found in the museum. Looks like you had a fun day.
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The Age of Steam Roundhouse
This is almost beyond words if you love trains. Located in the heart of Amish country just outside of Sugarcreek Ohio. The Age of Steam Roundhouse. The very short story is a man by the name of Jerry Jacobson grows up in Akron Ohio and watches the last of the steam trains rumbling past near his home. A passion for them is born. Jerry grows up to buy and operate a short line rail road apparently very successfully. Jerry’s love of the history of trains and most of all steam starts him on a journey to amass a large collection of rolling stock, engines and all things railroad. The time comes to sell the short line but not the collection, but what to do with the collection. Why build a completely authentic to the period roundhouse of course http://www.ageofsteamroundhouse.com/index.html . I live about 20 miles from it and to see it is just amazing. This is NOT open to the public and I hope they do have an open house at some point in time but until then I will drive by and look. Oh yea the property is now fully fenced with 24 hour security
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