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leeneia BS: settin on the levee, waitin for the 4014 (16) RE: BS: settin on the levee, waitin for the 4014 03 Sep 21

No, 'consist' isn't common. I think I picked it up from a railroad engineer in my church. He taught me another word - sat. An engineer doesn't drive an engine, he sits it. He said "The first time I sat a 3660 [made-up number] was in 2003."

My dear husband, the DH, often had to work outdoors in all weathers, and when it was really cold, an anorak over a wool sweater was a life saver. He wore his anorak for years after they went out of style because it was so practical. However, his first anorak did not go as far back as the '60's.

As far as people who watch trains, in the U.S. trainspotters seem to be turning into railfans.

Day before yesterday the DH watched online as the 4014 left Kansas City. He was pleased to read the chat and see that railfans from England, France and Germany were watching too.

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