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Willbridge

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For me my photo is of me riding the Royal Canadian Pacific's tail car across the Canadian Rockies west of Calgary. That was one amazing day.
My wife and I rode in that car for an afternoon in the Rockies on our honeymoon in 1972 (Edmonton>Calgary>Vancouver). She noticed from the conversations in the lounge that there seemed to be a requirement that these passengers had to have traveled in Europe. The rear brakeman joined in and he had been to Europe, too. I understand why you are smiling in the avatar.
 

Seaboard92

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My wife and I rode in that car for an afternoon in the Rockies on our honeymoon in 1972 (Edmonton>Calgary>Vancouver). She noticed from the conversations in the lounge that there seemed to be a requirement that these passengers had to have traveled in Europe. The rear brakeman joined in and he had been to Europe, too. I understand why you are smiling in the avatar.
It truly is the best way to travel. I would love to do the Royal Canadian Pacific again for a longer trip. Hopefully after the pandemic ends I can make that goal a reality. I think I smiled that entire day too, so much so it brightened the mood of everyone else around me.
 

Willbridge

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My photo was taken on a Danube River excursion. Note that the water in the background was not blue. I've only been to VIenna twice and it was gray both times.

My pen name is the junction that was the heart of the SP&S Rwy. in Portland. A kid could stand outside the office and watch the operator work the CTC board that functioned as an interlocking. The other locations that I could visit and learn were East Portland (UP) and Vancouver, WA. All three locations are remotely controlled now. Willbridge sounded more like a name than the other locations.
 

Night Ranger

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I did not have an avatar till this thread started.

I chose this one because my older son said the phrase "Right On" suited me. I am a child of the 60s, a member of the first year of the baby boom. I make no apology for coming of age in the 60s because we were the generation that took the words of the Constitution seriously enough to try and make America live up to the ideals the country said it believed in. I was not a hippie or a Weatherman type revolutionary. I was just one of a lot of kids that age who believed passionately in human rights and equality of justice. I still have my optimism but it has sure been tempered. That's a "heavy rap" for something as innocuous as an avatar. 🙂

Night Ranger refers to the days I worked as a seasonal ranger for the park service.
 

Shanghai

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Aaaah... you can't hide that face... think I've seen that pup before gazing out the window in the lounge car!;)
The face of my dog, Prince Archibald of Stonewyck (Archie) has not been seen on an Amtrak train.
Furthermore, he will not seen in the future as he passed away on December 7, 2020 at the University
of Florida Small Dog Hospital. He was a Coton de Tulear breed, which is rare in the US where only 4,000
are known to exist. We had him for nearly eleven years and miss him greatly. He died of cancer of the
tonsils.
 

pennyk

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The face of my dog, Prince Archibald of Stonewyck (Archie) has not been seen on an Amtrak train.
Furthermore, he will not seen in the future as he passed away on December 7, 2020 at the University
of Florida Small Dog Hospital. He was a Coton de Tulear breed, which is rare in the US where only 4,000
are known to exist. We had him for nearly eleven years and miss him greatly. He died of cancer of the
tonsils.
❤ I love the photo and loved meeting Archie. ❤
 

willem

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[...] he will not seen in the future as he passed away on December 7, 2020 at the University
of Florida Small Dog Hospital. He was a Coton de Tulear breed, which is rare in the US where only 4,000
are known to exist. We had him for nearly eleven years and miss him greatly.
I offer my condolences. I know losing a pet can be heart-wrenching.
 

SarahZ

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The face of my dog, Prince Archibald of Stonewyck (Archie) has not been seen on an Amtrak train.
Furthermore, he will not seen in the future as he passed away on December 7, 2020 at the University
of Florida Small Dog Hospital. He was a Coton de Tulear breed, which is rare in the US where only 4,000
are known to exist. We had him for nearly eleven years and miss him greatly. He died of cancer of the
tonsils.
I'm so sorry to hear this. Archie was a beautiful dog, and I know you loved him dearly.
 

Mailliw

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The face of my dog, Prince Archibald of Stonewyck (Archie) has not been seen on an Amtrak train.
Furthermore, he will not seen in the future as he passed away on December 7, 2020 at the University
of Florida Small Dog Hospital. He was a Coton de Tulear breed, which is rare in the US where only 4,000
are known to exist. We had him for nearly eleven years and miss him greatly. He died of cancer of the
tonsils.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
 

Bob Dylan

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The face of my dog, Prince Archibald of Stonewyck (Archie) has not been seen on an Amtrak train.
Furthermore, he will not seen in the future as he passed away on December 7, 2020 at the University
of Florida Small Dog Hospital. He was a Coton de Tulear breed, which is rare in the US where only 4,000
are known to exist. We had him for nearly eleven years and miss him greatly. He died of cancer of the
tonsils.
Sorry Dick, do yall plan to get a Puppy?😣
 

anumberone

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The face of my dog, Prince Archibald of Stonewyck (Archie) has not been seen on an Amtrak train.
Furthermore, he will not seen in the future as he passed away on December 7, 2020 at the University
of Florida Small Dog Hospital. He was a Coton de Tulear breed, which is rare in the US where only 4,000
are known to exist. We had him for nearly eleven years and miss him greatly. He died of cancer of the
tonsils.
I feel your pain, it had to be tough to lose Prince Archibald, the King of your Castle.
 

Night Ranger

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Which parks? My sister's career was with NPS, so I like hearing about others similarly employed.
Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park with most of my time spent at what was then the Lookout Mountain unit. I was a part time ranger mostly in interpretation but held a Class C commission too.
 
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