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Skyline

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Me too! I'm getting ready to hit 73! Guess there's a lot of us boomers on this site... growing up in MIlwaukee, Happy Days was for sure one of my favorite TV series... with Bonanza a close second.
There are a lot from the '50s and '60s that are a stain on the nation's history. But the quality of passenger trains, and perhaps a few TV shows LOL, are not among those. I feel fortunate to have been able to ride trains in the '60s thru the '80s that are only a distant memory today. People born after about 1970 will never know what they've missed.
 

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There are a lot from the '50s and '60s that are a stain on the nation's history. But the quality of passenger trains, and perhaps a few TV shows LOL, are not among those. I feel fortunate to have been able to ride trains in the '60s thru the '80s that are only a distant memory today. People born after about 1970 will never know what they've missed.
Oh my... now you have me reminiscing on the good old days of rail travel... I went to undergraduate school at Wisconsin State, Superior... because it was in the northern vacation lands... went with college friends on canoe trips in the Quetico at the end of the Gunflint Trail in northern MN. Anyway... going back and forth from my home in Milwaukee involved a train adventure... boarding the Milwaukee Road Haiwatha which went through both the Dells and Devil's lake... passing Pewaukee Lake where I went fishing with my family when I was in grade school. Changed trains in MInneapolis... and found a picture of the Great Northern Badger as it was pulling into Superior WI. Oh my! What memories and what adventures to be had!

These were 'my trains!'🙂

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anumberone

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Oh my... now you have me reminiscing on the good old days of rail travel... I went to undergraduate school at Wisconsin State, Superior... because it was in the northern vacation lands... went with college friends on canoe trips in the Quetico at the end of the Gunflint Trail in northern MN. Anyway... going back and forth from my home in Milwaukee involved a train adventure... boarding the Milwaukee Road Haiwatha which went through both the Dells and Devil's lake... passing Pewaukee Lake where I went fishing with my family when I was in grade school. Changed trains in MInneapolis... and found a picture of the Great Northern Badger as it was pulling into Superior WI. Oh my! What memories and what adventures to be had!

These were 'my trains!'🙂

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That's a nice look, an EMD F7A two smoker leading that consist into Pewaukee
 
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Shanghai

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Another experience my family had with sleeper travel. When we lived in Europe, we took the Orient Express from
Budapest to Paris in a double bedroom sleeper. It was nice but no toilet or shower in either room. We also took
a German train from Berlin to Malmo, Sweden and the bedrooms did not have toilets. I find the Amtrak bedroom
much more comfortable than my European experiences.
 
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