There is something about the lines of these old diesels that are akin to the shape of the Coca Cola bottle; they are unique and one of a kind. They are icons of Americana, they warm the heart of this American and create a spirit of energy. How wonderful it would have been if passenger trains had remained as popular as Coca Cola. Our nation once had a transportation system that literally went to almost every town in the USA. Those were the days when travel was taken for granted, like the mailman, like the corner grocery. But time moves on. ___________________________________________
Burlington Northern BN-3 BN-3 is an EMD E-9AM and was built in 1956. It currently lives at the IRM.
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My dad's dad, my grandfather, was nine years old when President Lincoln died from an assassin's bullet. Most people think I am speaking of my GREAT GRANDFATHER. NO, I am referring to my dad's father, my paternal Grandfather, Robert Levi Huffstutter, born in 1856. What does this information have to do with my profile? It might help the reader understand that I have a sense of being much older than I am in that only one generation seperates me from President Lincoln. This causes me to respond differently to society and many current events. In many respects, this is to my benefit, in other respects it dates my mindset. Perhaps this is the reason I value the moral standards and idealogies of older Americans, the men who were the soldiers and sailors I saw when I was a small boy,the men and women who fought a war for freedom without any doubts posted by a media with a questionable lack of national unity and purpose.