Back from vacation

posted Jul 31, 2011, 8:14 PM by Randall Hammill
We just got back from a vacation at Dad's in South Carolina. I do have some updates that I plan to post tomorrow.

In the meantime, I do have a train story. I usually see quite a few down at Dad's (Norfolk Southern), but I only saw one this year since we spent most of our time in the lake and on the boat. 

But on the way home we stayed at the Staunton, VA Comfort Inn. I didn't notice that there was a cut just past the end of the parking lot. So I was having trouble sleeping, and at 3:30 am I was half-asleep and startled awake by the noise of a train outside. It was LOUD! We were on the 5th floor and I checked out the train, but by that time had missed the locomotives.

This morning we were just about to take off, when another one came by. Two CSX locomotives with a hundred empty coal hoppers. Very cool, and just as loud. We had the perfect vantage point since we were parked looking straight at the tracks.

Anyway, we had a great time, and I'm ready to get back to some modeling.