Blackseal Jim wrote:Never fun slipping off the #5's clutch pedal.I think all of us limp due to that! Its Funny Gary, my Blackseal renewal just came in the mail. Didnt know you'd fired so many loco's. VERY impressive. The snow was Jan 1 2001. Remember, that was the year NJ did the commercial , I got my boiler license & my marriage licence!
The commercial was fun. I was the conductor on the coach swinging the lantern. Eddie had a blast running the 26 that day. Got to showboat more than usual.
I got paid and got an NFL Films sweatshirt out of the deal.
Weird thing, the first people I knew who saw that commercial was my aunt in Florida, and my stepmom in Upstate NY. A New Jersey tourism commercial was seen everywhere but here first.
Was your license renewal a little expensive this time? The state sure got greedy. (I noticed you listed your locomotive license BEFORE you listed your marriage license. Hide this from Urs LOL)
I don't know if BR&W or New Hope would let "guest firemen" work today, the way insurance laws are. 148 was a new experience, as I never fired an oil burner before. Took some getting used to.
They tell me to act my age. I don't know how to do that. I've never been this old before.