Good way to express my love of trains?

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Good way to express my love of trains?

Post by The RailMan » Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:51 am

Hey all
Since I'll be getting a new vehicle more suitable for railfanning (long story short, Ford F150 pickup, just seems like a vehicle a railfan would drive) I'm thinking about having custom plates with some sort of railroad or equipment designation put on a set of custom license plates. I've seen "FL9" on some plates on cars and trucks in the Croton Harmon yard at the train show. Being I'm primarily a Metro-North fan, anyone got any suggestions for plate combinations? I'm open to all suggestions, MN related or not. The limit is 8 Characters combined between A-Z and 0-9.
Thanks everyone!

TerryC

Post by TerryC » Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:26 am

How about this. ITHASA567. So you can read it IT HAS A 567.

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CoastStarlight99

Post by CoastStarlight99 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:31 am

Good idea, also get a cool license plate frame...I have one that says MY OTHER CAR IS THE COAST STARLIGHT ...if only I was old enough to drive a car..

AznSumtinSumtin
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Post by AznSumtinSumtin » Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:59 pm

I got a quite a few suggestions. Try a specific train model like F59PHI or SD70AC. You can try using 1337 on your plate. For example 4M7R4K(AMTRAK).

The RailMan

Post by The RailMan » Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:56 pm

CoastStarlight, I got that aspect covered :-)

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I picked that up at the Metro-North Croton-Harmon Yard open house. I think I'm going to go along the lines with an FL-9 plate. Its great because the only people who would recognize it would be people who know what an FL-9 is. I tried some combinations as MNRR P32 and NYNH H (New York, New Haven & Hartforde) and they were taken. I'll think of one soon...

stevo

Post by stevo » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:54 pm

i've seen one of those....i've also seen one that said i brake for trains.........and you know those little propellors people have on the back of theire pickup sometimes? one time i saw a mini coupler

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Post by HighlandRail/DEY-7 652 » Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:52 pm

Since your thinking about FL-9's how about NH 20** whichever FL-9 is your favorite. Or try something like MNCR 750 their gp 9
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G-Unit Soldier

Post by G-Unit Soldier » Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:38 pm

I have a L-Plate Frame that says "My Other Car Is The Coast Starlight" we had it for like 4 Years, also We got one that says "My Other Car Is a Pullman"

CoastStarlight99

Post by CoastStarlight99 » Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:29 pm

The RailMan wrote:CoastStarlight, I got that aspect covered :-)

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I picked that up at the Metro-North Croton-Harmon Yard open house. I think I'm going to go along the lines with an FL-9 plate. Its great because the only people who would recognize it would be people who know what an FL-9 is. I tried some combinations as MNRR P32 and NYNH H (New York, New Haven & Hartforde) and they were taken. I'll think of one soon...
That ones sweet too!

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Post by sullivan1985 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:04 am

Doesn't matter what you drive, as long as you can get there. I take my 98 Plymouth Neon all over the place, Into the NJ Meadowlands, industrial ruins, anything to get near what I'm looking for (railroad related or not)

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