I remember playing choo-choo train when I was a kid. I even had a wooden whistle that made the choo-choo sound, just like the 765. Pulling a few Norfolk and Southern passenger cars and ones from other companies — not to mention the deluxe Pullman car as the caboose — the train sounded just like my whistle.
Only louder, more impressive and probably not available in your local corner gift shop.
The train’s technology may be antique, but the railroad society has all the bells and whistles anyway — including a smartphone app to track the 765 whenever it takes a trip. Just what I always needed. Another app to show how nerdy I am!
You think I’m kidding, don’t you?
— Sarah Einselen
[friday] editor / nutty about transportation.
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