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Posted by Trinity River Bottoms Boomer on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:56 AM

You are showing your age if you remember the All Diesel issue that one subscriber ripped in two pieces and returned to DPM!  About the same time Trains ran a pix in the news page of the Maidenform ad with a pretty lady with her hands up in the air with the caption "I dreamed I stopped them in their tracks in my Maidenform bra!  Oh to be able to return to my innocent youth.

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Posted by Backshop on Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:42 PM

I'd like if they went bimonthly and expanded the From Above feature, especially of shop complexes.  My pet peeve is that B&N gets their issues before I get mine as a subscriber.

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Posted by Trinity River Bottoms Boomer on Friday, December 01, 2017 5:26 AM

December 1st and I'm still waiting for my subscriber copy of Winter CT.  What a bummer!

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Posted by K4sPRR on Friday, December 01, 2017 7:41 AM

Trinity River Bottoms Boomer

December 1st and I'm still waiting for my subscriber copy of Winter CT.  What a bummer!

 

Still waiting on mine as well.  Did note that the Winter CT is in stores already, so much for the advantage of a subscription.

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Posted by Fr.Al on Friday, December 01, 2017 9:04 AM

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Trinity River Bottoms Boomer

December 1st and I'm still waiting for my subscriber copy of Winter CT.  What a bummer!

 

 

 

Still waiting on mine as well.  Did note that the Winter CT is in stores already, so much for the advantage of a subscription.

 

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I was in Barnes & Noble Monday and noticed it there already. Oh well, I'm about to head out to the Post Office now.

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Posted by Backshop on Friday, December 01, 2017 2:28 PM
I got mine on Wednesday, while B&N had it on Monday. It's hard not buying a good issue when you see it at the store first.
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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:08 AM

Fr.Al

I think the Summer 2012 or 2013 issue of CT was predominantly Interurban, which upset one person enough to write to the editor. And yet, it wasn't ALL Interurban.

       Let's keep it mixed( and maybe a predominantly mixed train issue in the future?) I like all the classics, steam, diesel, and electric. Now, even the RS-1' s I grew up with on Rutland successor VTR are pretty much history. 

 

Right, that was the Summer 2013 issue, and I remember the irate letter "CT" got over it, which absolutely mystified me.

You see, I didn't have much interest in interurban railroading myself but that issue thoroughly fascinated me!  This was an aspect of "steel wheel on steel rail" I knew little about, so I really soaked it up, learned a lot, and gave that issue high marks. So much so I still have it and re-read it often.

So long as the production values are kept high and the writing's well-done I really don't care what's in the issue, it's all good.  I haven't been disappointed yet.

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Posted by Fr.Al on Saturday, December 02, 2017 12:15 PM

Yes, I missed out on Interurbans, steam, and mixed trains. I think South Shore is the only surviving Interurban. They also haul freight, but now only with diesels. I'm thinking if I ever go West to Chicago again to take Amtrak to Michigan City, Indiana. Then detrain and take the South Shore into the city. Anyone here ever done that?

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Posted by Fr.Al on Thursday, December 07, 2017 10:34 AM

It's Thursday the 7th, ten days after I saw CT in B&N, and still no magazine!

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Posted by Deggesty on Thursday, December 07, 2017 11:17 AM

Fr.Al

It's Thursday the 7th, ten days after I saw CT in B&N, and still no magazine!

 

You are not alone.

Last month, I received a request to renew my subscription (it had not expired)--I responded quickly--and received another request a week or two later. I am coming to believe that there are serious problems with the subscription records.

Johnny

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Posted by Fr.Al on Thursday, December 07, 2017 11:36 AM

I was in B&N again yesterday. I couldn't resist reading Jim Shaughnessy's article about how his father got him interested in trains. I enjoy not only his pictures and articles, but I'm also appreciating his commentary on TellTale Videos. Right now I'm watching him on the video about the St. J & LC.

      Anyways, in the current CT, we have the picture of his father and the fireman in the cab of one of Rutland's beautiful 4-8-2' s! When I see such pictures, I think," Shaughnessy, you lucky so and so, you were actually there to ride and photograph those engines." I hope we get to enjoy his work for many more years!

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Posted by Trinity River Bottoms Boomer on Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:51 AM

Finally received Winter Classic Trains delivered this week to my address in Germany.  Better late than ever.  Re Subscriptions.  Lots of problems continue  since customer service was moved from Waukesha to Tampa. 

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Posted by Deggesty on Saturday, December 09, 2017 11:00 AM

Trinity River Bottoms Boomer

Finally received Winter Classic Trains delivered this week to my address in Germany.  Better late than ever.  Re Subscriptions.  Lots of problems continue  since customer service was moved from Waukesha to Tampa. 

 

Wow! you are getting faster service than I am, out here at the Crossroads of the West. I still have not received my copy--perhaps they began sending to the farthest points first?

Johnny

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