This Train’s Got the Disappearing Railroad Blues
Bill Quick

Pomona says bye-bye to Big Boy – latimes.com

These monsters are what America’s romance with rail was really all about.

I remember falling asleep in the early 1950s to the sound of behemoths like this jockeying back and forth in the Chesapeake and Ohio railyard a couple of blocks from my house.

I’m glad to see that at least one of these relics will be restored to its natural glory and set loose to wander the wild steel once again. The America that remembers them is quickly fading away.

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Bill Quick

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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