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Old 10-19-2019, 11:16 AM   #1
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What a Great Time of the Year!

I love this time of the year. The leaves are falling, the days are getting colder, and the traditional train season is upon us. We are at a great time to be in our hobby in my view.

Fall York is just getting over, which is always a thrilling time. Whether you are lucky enough to be able to go or just like to enjoy the pictures and tales of those who do. MTH's new catalog is another annual event that I look forward to.

Train events of all kinds becomes more active as summer activities wind down. There are more train shows, more get-togethers at friends homes, forums are more active, and etc. It's just a great time to enjoy our hobby.

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Old 10-19-2019, 11:36 AM   #2
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When I was a kid I LOVED summer because I could go swimming at a pool or at the shore. I don't do too much swimming these days and summers seem to be more hot and humid...or maybe I don't tolerate the heat and humidity as well.

So now a days fall and spring are the seasons I like.
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:02 PM   #3
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At my age I love mid Oct to mid Nov. Low 30's in the morning mid sixties in the sfternoon. It was 31 this morning and it is 62 right now and crystal blue skys, perfect weather for hiking the trails with Tulsa.

Will be hitting my first fall train show next week in Wheeling, there will be a lot of Yellow & Orange on the way into WV.

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Old 10-19-2019, 12:12 PM   #4
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I will admit as I get older I turn into more of a summer guy. I miss being outside the most. Patio, water fountain, trees, breeze, CORVETTE...

That being said the trains are typically ignored while it's warmer. While I do appreciate some of the shift to fall, the colder weather is not something I look forward too.

Next week is our train club "indoor" picnic and swap meet, I look forward to seeing what I may find to kick off the new train season!!
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:13 PM   #5
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I love Autumn, Winter, and Spring. I'm three-season person and that does not at all include summer.

I'm more at home in the snow & ice than I am in the heat & humidity.
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:15 PM   #6
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Absolutely. To everything there is a season. Although, I could do without the depths of winter. I've been working on the Christmas layout out in the garage. Six weeks until Thanksgiving weekend when it all gets set up.
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:20 PM   #7
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I’m actually a summer person but I play with trains all year long.
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Old 10-19-2019, 03:10 PM   #8
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Autumn is my favorite season. Once we are past September, I like it best. Once the snow flys, the winter dread kicks in. I am tired of commuting in snow storms! Lol.

I used to enjoy outdoor activities in the Autumn, but stay closer to home these days.

"The glorious past, the wonderful future and the crummy now"- Jean Shepherd
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Old 10-19-2019, 03:19 PM   #9
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October York is the start of train season for me. The ride down Tuesday and back today was done in nearly cloudless skies and colors are near peak in New York and the Northern Pennsylvania mountains. Always a great ride.
Picked up a couple of projects in York including a UP FEF in pieces and a pre war 248 that a friend wants me to clean up and get some parts for.

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Old 10-19-2019, 03:27 PM   #10
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Yes, its my favorite time of year.
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