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Clayton Hartford (bn9900)

Joined 6 years ago from Alger WA




I have been interested in railroads and in history all my life. I grew up within a mile of the Burlington Northern, and the Indiana Harbor Belt. In the late 80s to late 90s both these railroads allowed every other railroad in Chicago to operate over them. Which afforded a railfan ample opportunities for a young teen within biking distance from home.

My uncle would take me railfanning almost every weekend and as we lived in the "Rail capital" of the world there was no shortage of railfanning.

I moved out to Bellingham Washington in 1999, helped start the Bellingham Railway Museum in 2003, and have volunteered their ever since. I have become immersed in the history of the railroads in this area; the Great Northern, Northern Pacific, and the Milwaukee Road and their predecessors. However my favorite railroad of all time is the Chicago Burlington and Quincy, which ran a mile from my house in La Grange. I can be reached through the Bellingham Railway Museum in Bellingham.

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