Born,Chicago,IL. Nov. 1942. Retired Teamster,for the past 14yrs. CSXI, Intermodal,15yrs, 5 as a crane operator, owner operator, of my own Semi's, Antique car collector,restorer, custom builder. Started in HO,1951, DC user. DAV Vietnam Vet, 1967, Radio Teletype Operator/ Repair man,Team Chief, Heavy Artillery 8'' SP. Zstripe, stands for: Stripe being my CB handle, Z being my love for A.T.S.F. Zebra Stripe Locos, on my free lanced Santa Fe layout, that has become way too large, for me to ever finish in my life time.