A visit in the cab, from Otto!

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A visit in the cab, from Otto!

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Had the chance to finally meet one of the admins, from this site. Otto came out for a "meet & greet" of our train, on Saturday. After turning down an offer to ride to Eugene and back, (due to a time constraint) on the UP main, we chatted a bit, and I had the chance to get some shots of him, on the train. After a tour of the power, cabs and a chat, it was time to head south, for Eugene. Was great to meet someone from the site, and I trust the "memorabilia" I collected for him, will arrive safely in NY. Sunday was another attempt at getting Otto on board, for a 6 unit train, with 5 SD-70ACe's and a SD-40-2. Prior arrangements made this a no-go, as well. Maybe IF I take that job in NY/PA, we will be able to make it work. Enjoyed the visit, and he's as nice in person, as he is here. Now, to find Mike and Jessie....... :wink:
Looking forward to anyone else, who's in the area, to stop on by, and see what happens...... :-D

LCJ

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I'll be in the area on the 13th and 14th of August. Where might I find you?

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I was glad GOLDEN ARM convinced me to make the drive down to Albany, Oregon. The countryside reminded me a lot of western New York, actually, farmlands as far as the eye could see. Albany itself was an interesting junction town, and I wish I had more time to explore. Wish I could have taken up the offer to ride, but I was all over central Oregon that weekend! It was nice to visit with another member/moderator from this site, and I got to see another part of the state I hadn't known about before!

Visit Oregon! It's beautiful!

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LCJ wrote:I'll be in the area on the 13th and 14th of August. Where might I find you?
Call me, or PM me, I'll meet ya around town. Tour of facilities, cab ride, whatever, (crew caller willing....... :wink: ) The chance to re-unite with my first class-1 instructor, couldn't be passed up!!! :-D

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