It is Time for The Christmas Geep

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It is Time for The Christmas Geep
Posted by Miningman on Friday, November 23, 2018 6:42 PM

sing along ...

No-o L

No L

No-o L, L, L

No-o -o L,

Here is the Ge-EP

That has no L

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, November 23, 2018 6:51 PM

Clearly in the running for post of the year.

 

(I suggest "Forlorn is the Geep..." when we put the caroler's misguide together in a week or so...)

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, November 24, 2018 9:42 AM

I just fell off the chair!  Good one Miningman!  Bow

Probably the closest a Geep will ever come to being a Christmas locomotive.  Christmas is for steam, as we all know.

Imagine a child, boy or girl, growing up in this world o' diesels, going trackside, or, even better, for a ride, and seeing something like this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Zyf9hbk0c

That child will always associate a steam locomotive with Christmas, just like the rest of us.

 

Ain't no diesels under my  Christmas tree!  On the regular layout yes, but only because they were on sale!

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, November 24, 2018 6:21 PM

No — El

No — El

 3rd_AVE_EL by Edmund, on Flickr

December 15, 1955 3rd Avenue El

All is gone —

All is blight —

'Round yon engine

all is cold —

 3rd_AVE_EL2 by Edmund, on Flickr

Second Avenue at 13th. Sept. 1942.

 

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, November 24, 2018 6:58 PM

Aye Yi Yi!  Wink

Big Smile  I'm Cuckoo For Choo Choo Stuffs!  Big Smile

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, November 25, 2018 12:54 PM

Mike says: 

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Posted by Trinity River Bottoms Boomer on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 2:55 PM

The geep that stole Christmas or no steam under the tree this year.

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 3:11 PM

gmpullman
No — El

No — El...

Tell me again Mr. cummings, what was it that finally convinced him after he wouldn't believe what plato and jesus and i told him...

 

The first No-Oil, and you won't find this strange,

Came to certain poor Wise Men who came from LaGrange

They sneaked up their Woodwards more than just a bit

but 315 pounds made it all look like sh.... aving cream!

No Oil, No oil, No oil, No oil ...

they like only engines that come to a boil.

 

Now if someone will send me a postable link of one of those MoPac engines lettered for them but painted in UP colors, I'll give you the next verse...

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 5:33 PM
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Posted by SD70Dude on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6:56 PM

What a great early Christmas present this thread has become!

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 7:42 PM

Miningman

There was a road called Un-cle Pete

Which engaged in a Mop-UP that was so sweet.

The eagles and buzzsaws we all thought were swell

Are now just Armour Yellow ... we say what the h-e-double toothpicks

No Ea-gell, no eagell, no eagell, no eagell

Gone are the eagles that we loved so well.

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 7:52 PM

There once was this man* surnamed An-der-son

Who refused to think Amtrak could be grand or fun

He cancelled the tot's toys and the private cars

And imposed frozen meals ... he must be from Mars

Oh well, oh well, oh well, oh well

Dead are th'amenities he couldn't sell...

 

*Originally his first name was used, as a pun

But for family-friendly that would not be bon ton.

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 7:58 PM

We all know an author named Joe McMa-hun

Who thinks Amtrak is jumping the HSR gun

By buying the cost-ly train Li-ber-ty

When plain trains have enough ca-pa-bi-i-li-ty

No Avel', no Avel', no Avel', no Avel'

Rebuilt Sprinters and tube cars would be-e just swell...

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 9:31 PM

Low OR and low speeds are a CSX fave

Higher costs would set Hunter aspin in his grave

Lack of in-termodal stock has them tearing their hair

And the big Christmas rush loadings soon will be there

No well, no well, no well, no well

Boxcars will make for long terminal dwell

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:06 PM

As Larry David would say ... " pretty, pretty, pretty, good.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, November 29, 2018 5:39 PM

Beyond pretty good.  I just shot a half-glass of Coca-Cola through my nose reading those variations on "First Noel!"

Thank God I missed the computer!  A Christmas miracle...

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Posted by Penny Trains on Thursday, November 29, 2018 7:44 PM

I'll just repeat myself.  AYE YI YI!  Wink

Big Smile  I'm Cuckoo For Choo Choo Stuffs!  Big Smile

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