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Date: 11/19/20 17:56
In my young days.
Author: Frisco1522

A 20 year old me chatting with Arthur B. Johnson next to CB&Q old warhorse 4960 in St. Louis before a fantrip to Hannibal, MO and return.
I turned 4 times 20 today and the engine is in a lot better shape than me.  4960 was a real trouper.
My future (and present) wife took the picture.  We've been together since 1957 and had fun riding and chasing.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/20 17:58 by Frisco1522.




Date: 11/19/20 18:19
Re: In my young days.
Author: krm152

Happy Birthday!  Very nice photo.
ALLEN



Date: 11/19/20 18:34
Re: In my young days.
Author: refarkas

As good as the photo is, your backstory makes this so much better. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Bob



Date: 11/19/20 18:38
Re: In my young days.
Author: ironmtn

Happy Birthday, Don!!!

Hope that you had an enjoyable day -- you deserve it. And a toast to you in appreciation for all you have done through the years for railroad and steam preservation and operation. And that certainly includes all of the marvelous images you have shared here on Trainorders. Many of us had some great times and made some wonderful memories thanks to your efforts, and your dedicated work. Hats off to you on this special day, my friend!

Mark Cedeck

Photo: Frisco 1522 ascends the TRRA UD Bridge trestle past the Ralston-Purina headquarters tower, and nears Gratiot Tower in downtown St. Louis, on one of its early trips after restoration to operation. As many of us know, Don had an important role in the 1522's restoration and operation.



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Date: 11/19/20 19:13
Re: In my young days.
Author: tomstp

Happy B-day big guy!



Date: 11/19/20 20:08
Re: In my young days.
Author: LIL_BUDDY

Happy Birthday Don.

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Date: 11/19/20 20:47
Re: In my young days.
Author: engrbob

Don,
Happy Birthday.
 I’m a fireman on 4960 at the Grand Canyon Railway.
She’s a good runner.
engrbob



Date: 11/19/20 22:10
Re: In my young days.
Author: Panamerican99

Happy Birthday, Don!

-JH



Date: 11/20/20 00:51
Re: In my young days.
Author: IC1038west

Happy birthday Frisco1522! You are one of a handful of steam contributers on this site that help others learn and enjoy the steam world without being belittled, nitpicked, and yelled at for being imperfect in steam 101. Thanks for everything you have shared on the table.



Date: 11/20/20 03:17
Re: In my young days.
Author: gbmott

Happy Birthday Don!  Good photo that reminds me how much I appreciated that CB&Q excursion locomotives always looked just like they did in regular service (albeit maybe cleaner) -- no whitewalls, flags, etc.  OK, there was the unfortunate gold 5632 but that was an aberration.

Gordon



Date: 11/20/20 03:27
Re: In my young days.
Author: LoggerHogger

Don - We all hope you have a GREAT Birthday!!  Thanks for letting us share it with you.

Martin



Date: 11/20/20 05:22
Re: In my young days.
Author: co614

Happy Birthday and thanks for all your posts. Here's to many more !!!

   Ross Rowland 



Date: 11/20/20 05:28
Re: In my young days.
Author: Locoinsp

Happy Birthday!



Date: 11/20/20 05:30
Re: In my young days.
Author: gbmott

For those of you who may not know, Don is also a superb modeller -- the attached is a Frisco 4-6-0, accurate in every respect, that started life as a PFM Northern Pacific 4-6-0.

Gordon








Date: 11/20/20 09:15
Re: In my young days.
Author: Hillcrest

Happy Birthday Don, you are solely responsible for making me a Frisco Fan...Thanks!

Cheers, Dave



Date: 11/20/20 09:16
Re: In my young days.
Author: Spoony81

Happy Birthday Don



Date: 11/20/20 10:08
Re: In my young days.
Author: Bob3985

Happy Birthday Don.
It was fun having you and your crew aboard the 844/3985 with us.
 

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 11/20/20 12:48
Re: In my young days.
Author: rrman6

Frisco1522 Wrote:
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> A 20 year old me chatting with Arthur B. Johnson
> next to CB&Q old warhorse 4960 in St. Louis before
> a fantrip to Hannibal, MO and return.
> I turned 4 times 20 today and the engine is in a
> lot better shape than me.  4960 was a real
> trouper.
> My future (and present) wife took the picture. 
> We've been together since 1957 and had fun riding
> and chasing.

Don, 
Wishing you a Blessed Happy Birthday and a longer life to come for both of you.  
You beat me to this Big Ball by 61 days, but like you, I'm still enjoy reminiscing my early days as steam was winding down, making way to dieselization.  I wouldn't trade a thing for those days living alongside the Rock Island's tracks in Southwest Kansas and feeling the ground pound as their 5000 and 5100's passed by my farm home.  Enjoy the day and keep your Rails Singing too!!



Date: 11/20/20 13:14
Re: In my young days.
Author: nycman

Have a great one, Don.  15 days ago I turned one more than you just did, I guess we are all getting old, but then, we remember those steam days long ago.  And like you, my wife and I have been together since 1961.



Date: 11/20/20 13:57
Re: In my young days.
Author: boejoe

We get old too soon and smart too late!  Happy birthday.



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