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Vintage trains

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Blackthorn, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Fading Fast

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    I was surprise the over-head hand supports were metal - I thought they'd be leather.

    Also, Uneeda's were a favorite of yours - I didn't get that wrong - did I?
     
  2. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I would sacrifice much to eat a Uneeda Biscuit again. Best soda cracker ever made, and there is nothing even remotely like it on the market today. Kraft should die a million horrible deaths for taking them off the market.
     
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  3. fireman

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    Yup, reminds of riding the T in from Forrest Hills to go downtown at Christmas. Mom took us in on the T to meet dad. We did the common, the Enchanted Village and dinner at a nice restaurant before we drove home. Good times and good memories.
     
  4. Fading Fast

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    I'm not sure where you stand, are you upset with Kraft or not?

    Because we saw the sign yesterday, my girlfriend and I were reminiscing about Uneedas and discovered that, growing up, in her house, they ate them with jam, in my house, we ate them with butter.
     
  5. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I liked to eat them straight out of the box, or if I was feeling especially riotous, with some cheese melted over the top.

    Crown Pilot crackers were equally good, but you can't get them anymore either. Eighty-seven flavors of Trisciuts you can get, but no decent crackers. Bah.

    I drove up to Lewiston today to go to my endocrinologist, and was happy to see the gigantic Uneeda Biscuit wall sign is still there on Lisbon Street. "The National Soda Cracker." See there, Kraft, what you've done!

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  6. fireman

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    I grew up on Crown Pilot Crackers, plain, w/butter, cheese, chowder. You name and we had it with them. It was a sad day when on a visit home I found out they were no longer made. Drake's are not the same as they used ot be. Hostess can die also.
     
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  7. Fading Fast

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    1. Great sign

    2. Laughed out loud on the 87 flavors of Trisciuts as it is sadly true - it can be hard to find the simple one you want, but then the same holds for many items now that brand "expansion" has taken hold. Simple toothpaste is another one that can take some serious looking for even once you've found where "your" brand is on the shelf.
     
  8. Fading Fast

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    I can (have and still do) make a meal of crackers and butter. I fear jail for many - many, many - reasons, but if prisoners still get bread and water (I'm sure they get much more today based on "Orange is the New Black"), I could manage on that (although, I would like them to make it bread, butter and water).
     
  9. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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  10. Bushman

    Bushman Call Me a Cab

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    I recently found a book on golden era steam trains in a local thrift shop. I scanned some of my favorite images out of it:
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  11. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    Excellent job Bushman!
    When I had to go long distance trips,
    it was always on trains.
     
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    triple-d A-List Customer

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  13. STEVIEBOY1

    STEVIEBOY1 Practically Family

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    Those pictures are great, I especially like the one where the railway train is running along a street. It is noticeable how low some of the platforms are too. Here in the UK they are higher.
     
  14. Fading Fast

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    I, too, loved that image - there's something very cool about a monster steam train going right through a town.
     
  15. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    I always relate to the sound of
    the train whistle far in the distance with the coming of Fall.
    I'm listening to it right now as I type
    away on my iPhone in bed with a head cold.:cool:
     
  16. Fading Fast

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    Even in NYC, late at night, windows openned, I can hear the train when it comes out of the tunnel at 96th street (about 2 miles away). It is such a wonderful sound to hear - makes me feel a connect to the past as people in NYC have been hearing that sound since 1913 (when the current station and tunnel system opened).
     
  17. 2jakes

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    Sound of the train is louder in the Fall
    or perhaps it's only my imagination.

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    And putting pennies on the tracks! :D
     
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  20. 3fingers

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    You can usually tell if rain is likely by how loud the train sounds.
     
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