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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Eve listening
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:38 am 
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We're a week away, and it's time once again to sit back and enjoy this wonderful recording. And the emotions of this record this year are fresher, with the return of the 611 to the High Iron, the story of the N&W's Grand Lady, and the J's as a Class, has come full circle for a second time. Enjoy.

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Eve listening
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:56 am 

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Another beautiful recording from Ft. Wayne and the 765 in homage to Winston Link's recording that started this thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2XFjFvGCTg

Merry Christmas to all.


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 Post subject: Christmas Eve Listening 2016
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:45 pm 

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It is once again time for all of us to enjoy this evening, while sitting around the Christmas tree with our children and family, the sounds of "days gone by." This year I have included two links. The first is from the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. This is a very well done 5 minute sound track that is a duplication (modern) of the O. Winston Link, "Rural Retreat" sound track from Christmas Eve, 1957. It is my own belief that this should be required listening by all users of RYPN, annually! :-)

At the Rimmasch home we remove train ornaments from our tree and tell stories about the ornaments. Each year, I remove one of the larger steam locomotive ornaments from the tree and play these sound tracks for my children as we talk about the Christmas memories of my parents (my children's grandpartents) who remember the Christmas of 1956.

First link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2XFjFvGCTg

Second Link, O. Winston Link December 24, 1957

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbzAJoW34DM

Included is a picture of the Rimmasch family Christmas Tree. This tree is 10 feet tall, has over 6500 lights including the old candle lights, some larger traditional bulb lights and regular small and large white lights. In addition the tree has some ornaments from Germany that are nearly 100 years old. The old ornaments belonged to my Oma and hung on her tree as a child in Germany before moving to the USA. The tree has candy garland as well as traditional golden garland. Do any of you remember the old "chirping bird" ornaments? Have one! How about the old acorn ornaments? Have those, too. Love the old transitional ornaments that we have and our children ages 15 to 7 love to sit under the tree with me every night and listen to Christmas music and tell or read Christmas stories.

From the Rimmasch home to all of you, Merry Christmas!


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Eve listening
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:51 am 
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Watching the snow fall outside my window tonight, I decided it was time to turn up the speakers and listen to this timeless recording.

Have a Merry Christmas!

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Eve listening
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:27 pm 

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Bumped just to stay current...........


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Eve listening
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:24 pm 

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I'm glad this thread came up when it did. I have listened in the past, and decided to program it to go live on the Steamtown Facebook page at 9:30 PM on Christmas Eve. I reached 3,975 people, was shared 14 times and had 49 "likes" or other reactions. This brought a 60 year old recording to a widespread audience. Right around Christmas Day, the page reached 16,000 likes. For something not named Kardashian, I would guess we are doing well in the social media world.

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Eve listening
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:20 am 

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Giving this thread a "bump," I would implore everyone involved in railroad or RR museum social media to post this musical interlude to their websites for Christmas Eve. 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of this recording, and this is a very simple, low cost way to promote the universal nature of steam railroading. This is the link I have scheduled to post on the Steamtown page for 9:50 PM on December 24.https://youtu.be/fbzAJoW34DM. If you select another variation on the theme, that is fine. Happy Holidays to all.

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Eve listening
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:28 pm 

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Eve listening
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:03 pm 

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This is an all time classic! Listening to it brings back memories of other railroads and similar scenes.
I stood with my Sister at the depot in Cuba, MO when my Dad came in and stopped with a Frisco 4400 on a passenger train and blasted away. It just reaches inside and reminds me of better days when my family was still here and steam was still running.


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Eve listening
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:58 pm 

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Rainier Rails wrote:
Watching the snow fall outside my window tonight, I decided it was time to turn up the speakers and listen to this timeless recording.

Have a Merry Christmas!


I'll think of you as we chuck another prawn on the barbeque! Nothing like a 36 degree day outside (Celsius, not Fahrenheit!). Merry Christmas!


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Eve listening
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:14 pm 

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SIXTY YEARS AGO THIS VERY HOUR, Link was starting up the recorders............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbzAJoW34DM


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