Extreme Trains on History channel

Re: Extreme Trains on History channel

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:30 pm

Pretty cool. History channel needs to bring back the show.
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Re: Extreme Trains on History channel

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:04 pm

Matt Bown is a very interesting person to meet, and his love of trains is definitely infectious.

So far I have all the episodes on my iPod, and I was able to bring up the Steam Train episode and pause it to show the shot that the 3985 was in, while I was at the convention.

He said that I was more like a Star Trek nerd about the show than anyone he has met so far, after I was able to list episodes, and locations visited in each, and a tally of recurring quotes and themes.... WE LIKE FIRE!

I know that some people did not like his over-enthusiasm for stuff on the show, but come on, if they gave you a show about your biggest obsession, wouldn't you go at least a little apeshit?

I just got my second copy of the DVD set yesterday..... I gave the first set to my nephew.
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Re: Extreme Trains on History channel

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:30 pm

Matt is a bit over the top about it on the show. But I didn't mind. Again, bring it back.
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Re: Extreme Trains on History channel

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:08 pm

Perhaps we should make our own show...
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Re: Extreme Trains on History channel

Postby jmass » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:27 pm

yeah, will call it extreme tt scale!
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Re: Extreme Trains on History channel

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:42 pm

How many here have actually seen Extreme Trains?
And of those, how many own copies of it?
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Re: Extreme Trains on History channel

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:07 am

Me! I think I've seen all of them. Don't own them though. One of these days I'll get 'em on iPhone.
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Re: Extreme Trains on History channel

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:14 am

So far we have bought 4 copies. James has all the episodes on his iPod, and we have bought 3 of the DVD sets. Two of which have been given to friends and family members.

It would be nice to prove that there is a market out there for shows like this. Hell, we used some of the episodes to plan different railfan outings, in particular our stop at Altoona, PA, and Steamtown USA.

I swear that James has the episodes memorized, as he has been watching them over and over again late at night when he is hurting too much to sleep. Hey, at least he warned me ahead of time, before we got married, that he is so big into trains, and lucky for him that I am also big into trains as well. I do not know what he would do if he did not have his trains to help him get through each day.....
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Re: Extreme Trains on History channel

Postby jmass » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:41 am

trains are therapeutic! :!:
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Re: Extreme Trains on History channel

Postby ctxmf74 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:35 pm

CaTTwoman281 wrote:How many here have actually seen Extreme Trains?


The most extreme trains I've seen were SP drags over tehachapi back in the 1980's or early 90's they had about 6 locos on front, 6 more in the middle and a pair pushing on the rear. I can't recall ever counting the cars but must have been about 200. Standing in the center of the loop with the surround sound of flanges squealing and 14 locos running full bore was sweet....dave
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