I live in Washington, DC; USA with my partner of 41 years. Enjoying my retirement from a career in Law Enforcement.
Ever since I was a child I have been interested in railroads. When I was just five years old my father decided to give me a Märklin train set for Christmas. Big mistake! As they say: That was the beginning of the end. Right now I am the proud operator of the “Chesapeake and Tenleytown Railroads”. One in G scale in the garden and one in HO scale in the attic. Both of them continue to be works in progress.
Perhaps I might be a “foamer”, or an “anorak” according to my London friend. Maybe even a “tragic” in my Australian friends parlance. But I am definitely not a so called “rivet counter”. The old adage that: “It’s my railroad and I run what I want on it” is pretty much my motto. So one might easily see a Deutsche Bahn ICE 4 EMU passing a Union Pacific AC44CW locomotive led coal drag, while a UK Great Western Railway IEP 800 train is waiting in the station. I just enjoy all facets of the technology of anything on steel wheels and steel rail, big ones and small ones.
I consider myself very fortunate to be able to travel all over the place to chase trains and interact with other “anoraks” and “foamers” and that my partner is indulging me in this obsession.
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