Florida Railroad Bunch

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RexHea

RAIL BENDER
At one time long ago my family came from Alabama & then they ended up in Kentucky & Indiana & me in South Florida.

Larry
Larry, I was born in Clinton, Indiana, raised in Kentucky and Alabama, but only play in Florida....so far.:D
 

Larry

Long Winded Old Fart
Larry, I was born in Clinton, Indiana, raised in Kentucky and Alabama, but only play in Florida....so far.:D

I was born in Evansville, Ind. & have lived in Fla. all my life except the time I was in the Navy. My mom & dad was born in Kentucky & moved to Fla. in 1939 when I was a year old. Almost all my kin folk lives in Henderson, Ky. & some live in Indiana & some in Parrish, Fl. & a few in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Larry
 

RexHea

RAIL BENDER
I was born in Evansville, Ind. & have lived in Fla. all my life except the time I was in the Navy. My mom & dad was born in Kentucky & moved to Fla. in 1939 when I was a year old. Almost all my kin folk lives in Henderson, Ky. & some live in Indiana & some in Parrish, Fl. & a few in Bowling Green, Ohio. Larry

My parents were born and raised near Evansville and my remaining Aunt lives there now. All my cousins live in surrounding towns: Mt Vernon, Winslow, Poseyville, etc. When I was six, we moved from Clinton (near Terre Haute) to Owensboro for several years, then Providence, near Madisonville. Providence played Henderson High once in football and got slaughtered, 55-0 :eek:. As a Freshman, I got to play the last quarter and Henderson had a High School All-American running back named Tommy Glover. He came running through the line and I hit him with my all....BAD MISTAKE...ever been hit by a bulldozer! I hurt just thinking about it:D. The following year (1960) we moved to Tuscaloosa.
 
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Not sure where Arcadia is Larry but I live just west of Gainesville. My neighbors are deer, fox, pigs and lots of Turkeys. Oh yea and a butt-load of squirrels. I guess I should stop feeding them.

Terry in Florida
 

vato loco

Just a Foolish Saint!
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Larry
Ironic, I just moved back up from Naples a week ago. I had to kill four Cotton mouths in two weeks on the front porch and one of my dogs got a nip from a gator in our front yard. So I packed up my dogs and RR stuff and moved back up to the safety of Gainesville.

Terry in Florida
 

Larry

Long Winded Old Fart
Not sure where Arcadia is Larry but I live just west of Gainesville. My neighbors are deer, fox, pigs and lots of Turkeys. Oh yea and a butt-load of squirrels. I guess I should stop feeding them.

Terry in Florida

Do you live closer to Ocala or Gainsville? I have a butt load of squirrels too, but a lot more possums, racoons & armadillos to deal with. I've been here since 1971 & I use to see Panthers, Deer, lots of Rattlesnakes & a few xtra large white owls, but since a lot of houses have been built since I moved here those animals are far & few. Use to have a RR about 200 ft. from my house, but, that's gone too.

Larry
 
Larry
Once I get on I-75 its about 35 miles to Ocala. Used to have our horses boarded there. However it takes about 35ish minutes to get to the interstate from the house. Actually I live about 10 miles north of Trenton off of CR47.

G/V is about a 40ish minute drive from the house toward the east. We have a tree of owls just outside the bedroom window. They are better then Roosters. They get to Hootin around about 5 am most mornings.

Terry in Florida
 

vato loco

Just a Foolish Saint!
*Larry, The FRoG is growing!

*Welcome Aboard jayl1, I'm a hour(Depends on traffic on us19) north of you! Have you Heard of a LHS called Dana's Trains? They have monthly Train swap meets!!! I'm a mile from that!

*Terry my SIL lives up that way off cr44 in inverness I do believe...Also welcome aboard the FRoG!
 

jayl1

Member
*Larry, The FRoG is growing!

*Welcome Aboard jayl1, I'm a hour(Depends on traffic on us19) north of you! Have you Heard of a LHS called Dana's Trains? They have monthly Train swap meets!!! I'm a mile from that!

I had a shop in Reading, PA for a few years before moving south - actually almost across the street from the Reading Railroad main shops. I closed my shop in FL in 2007 - will be doing the Tampa show this weekend - look for a pile of books & Atlas engines & Bowser cars. (Look for Outer Station Publishing). That will be me.

I heard of Dana's but was never there. What's with the monthly meets??
Jay
 

Larry

Long Winded Old Fart
Jay,
I'll be at the Tampa show this saturday as a spectator/buyer. Be standing in line. Takes me 2 hrs. to get there from here.
My pics in my public profile section.
I'll be wearing a Ginn Chevrolet cap w/Walmart buttons on it.
Larry
 
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vato loco

Just a Foolish Saint!
*jay, the swap meets are on diffrent saturdays, They had one this past Saturday. I'll try to find out!

*Larry, I wish I had the cash to go this weekend! The sad thing is when the growing season is up and running time becomes factor then....LOL's
 

jayl1

Member
Tampa was not - IMHO - a great show. Seemed to be the same iteme & dealers from the summer show in Clearwater. Slow sales & I din't buy anything.
 

Larry

Long Winded Old Fart
I didn't buy anything either, but, I did meet Jay. He hollered at me 1st.
I was walking around looking for him & he said he saw the GAP tee shirt I had on & asked if I was Larry.:) He had a bunch of stuff on all those tables from his Hobby Shop in Pa. I didn't see hardly anyone buying anything.
There was a lot of N-S-O & G scale & some super layouts & thousands of people. Not much HO this time & hardly any used stuff like a swap meet needs.
This show was more for dealers & less for the everyday model railroader.
Our next good show is in Palmetto in Feb. & the Plant City meet in March.

Larry:D
 
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vato loco

Just a Foolish Saint!
I didn't buy anything either, but, I didn't meet Jay. He hollered at me 1st.
I was walking around looking for him & he said he saw the GAP tee shirt I had on & asked if I was Larry.:) He had a bunch of stuff on all those tables from his Hobby Shop in Pa. I didn't see hardly anyone buying anything.
There was a lot of N-S-O & G scale & some super layouts & thousands of people. Not much HO this time & hardly any used stuff like a swap meet needs.
This show was more for dealers & less for the everyday model railroader.
Our next good show is in Palmetto in Feb. & the Plant City meet in March.

Larry:D

Depending on.... availble $$, If lawns need to be mowed, and the wife let's ryan and i go.....we'll Try to make one of the two:)
 

vato loco

Just a Foolish Saint!
I think with all the new Florida members we need another Florida Rail Gang or (FRoG) Roll call! So all Floridians give a shout out so we can get a Head count....



I'm in Spring Hill, 60 min. north of TIA or 1.5 hours north on US 19 from HR trains!
 

SALRy

New Member
Captain Harley here, I was born in Tampa, raised in Orlando and have retired to Ridge Manor, FL.
 




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