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    Anyone heard of Railroad Watches?



    Found this out at the farm yesterday. Front screws off. Can't get the back off, don't want to force it (yet ). I doubt it is a true Railroad Watch because none of those has a picture of a locomotive on the back. I suspect the engraving is to make one *think* it is a Railroad Watch. I believe there have to be so many jewels inside to qualify. Likely my father's, not my grandfather's.

    Illinois Watch Company

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    watchfront.jpg

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    Great find!

    This might help you with information about the watch. http://www.pocketwatchrepair.com/his.../illinois.html

    We have an old saloon in town that was across the street from a train station. Behind the bar is a little rack with wooden pegs where the bartender would hang the watches of the railroad men that left them as security for a small loan or bar tab. It was serious business years ago if a railroad man didn't have his watch with him at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Bea View Post
    Great find!

    This might help you with information about the watch. http://www.pocketwatchrepair.com/his.../illinois.html

    We have an old saloon in town that was across the street from a train station. Behind the bar is a little rack with wooden pegs where the bartender would hang the watches of the railroad men that left them as security for a small loan or bar tab. It was serious business years ago if a railroad man didn't have his watch with him at work.
    That's interesting about the rack and the bar tab watch security. Ha!

    I have to get the back off to find the serial number. Not even sure whether it screws or pries off yet, and I'd sure ruin it if I started prying and it was a screw on.

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    We always hold hands. If I let go....she shops.

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    Caboose interior.


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    Stephenson's Locomotive No. 1

    Also called the Active, it opened the Stockton and Darlington Railway (England) in 1825, pulling coal trucks on a 25 mile long track. Video filmed in 1925 shows a comparison with the latest locomotive, 100 years later (silent).


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    We always hold hands. If I let go....she shops.

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    Jim

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    Finnigan to Flannigan
    by Strickland Gillilan

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    Love Train (the o'jays)
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    Train Whistle Blues, Jimmie Rodgers
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    Yosemite Valley Railroad (Original art & song)

    "The oil paintings of American Artist Patrick Michael Karnahan are featured here. The historic Yosemite Valley Railroad is the subject matter for this video. The artist has been painting train scenes from the age of eight years old, and the Yosemite Valley Railroad is one of his favorites. To learn more about the artist go to his web-site at www.trainfire.com

    The song used in the music video art file was written by Patrick, and performed by Sonora's Black Irish Band. The song is titled "Requiem for the Road" and it features a Trombone solo by Mic Gillette, of the band "Tower of Power". Patrick performs on the old Melodeon (Accordion). The song is on the Black Irish Band CD Album , "Twenty" . www.blackirish.com"
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    Johnny Burnette Trio-Train Kept A Rollin'


    "The 1956 Rockabilly classic by three former golden glove boxers. Johnny Burnette-Guitar and vocals.Dorsey Burnette-Bass and Paul Burlison-Guitar.Buddy Harman plays drums but he is not in the video.Paul Burlison loosened a tube in his guitar's Amp in order to get the distinct fuzztone sound from his guitar.This song was written and recorded by Tiny Bradshaw".
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