Cast and Crew Of North American Locomotive Works
Currently in 10th of the "Albertus" High School
in Lauingen. I'm a Train-Fan since my dad played with our "N"
scale model railraod. Since on American layouts you have more to do
(like switching, yard work, etc.) I like this more than german layouts,
on which the trains are only running in circles, and running, and running.
My favorite railroads are Union Pacific, Santa Fe, Burlington Northern,
CSX, Amtrak, Chicago and NorthWestern and Rio Grande. I wish I could
visit the USA and get into a "newer generations" loco, e.g.
C44-9W or SD70MAC, to take pictures of it and to put the head outside
the window, while the engineer is reaching 74 mph. *dreaming*
Emil (Buzz) Benz III
a.k.a. Buzz (been called that since i was born - NO one
calls me Emil...) (Principal Modeler and 3d Designer). Born in St. Louis,
MO, in 1976, and still live here to this day. I have an Associate Degree
in Computer Networking Technology from Ranken Technical College, and
am currently employed by AT&T. I work for their WorldNet Managed
Internet Service. My specialty is Cisco Routers and the TCP/IP
protocol, over T1, FT1, T3, OC3, OC12, FastEthernet, ATM, and Frame
Relay. I am also proficient in the Windows OS and PC hardware,
with some experience with Novell NetWare. I also worked for Henze's
Hobby House, a shop dealing primarily in HO trains.
Graeme Cox (aka SamSpade)
Born 1954 in Adelaide South Australia. Have always lived
in Adelaide except for a year spent travelling Britain and Europe on
A.K.A. "HAC" was born in 1950, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I'm part of the NALW Paint Shop. I've been with Canadian Pacific Railway for 29 years and am currently living in Calgary, Alberta and doing project mangementin the Information Systems department at CPR. I'm also a third generation CPR man, which should explain why until teaming up with NALW, all my MSTS stuff has been CPR. I've also got the only official license from CPR to distribute "official" MSTS CPR skins, and have worked with both Train Artisan and Maple Leaf Tracks to help them get CPR content out to the public. I'm married and have two children, both grown. My son works at CP as well, making it 4 generations of CPR family. I was involved in the 2816 restoration product, and one of my proudest CPR possessions is my "2816 Support Crew" lapel pin. I have always been interested in railroads, although with a severe CPR bias. I've been across the country a couple times on the "Canadian" when CPR still had passenger services and gave out passes. One of the things I enjoy doing in MSTS is weathering. You may have seen my "beat-up boxcars" series on Train-sim.com.When I'm not skinning, my hobbies include watch collecting ,horseback riding, and mucking about with computers..
I was born in 1983, in Kenora Ontario, Canada. I am currently working part-time and am hoping to hire on at Canadian Pacific in the distant future if they ever start hiring. I have always been interested in trains ever since I could remember. I have done some HO scale modelling which I sort of lost interest due to lack of space and costs. My dad has been working for CP for 22 years and is currently setup as an engineer. I have been able to go on a couple of train rides with him and hopefully some more in the future! I think I am very lucky to have a father that works for the railway he has answer many of my questions about trains and the railway. I also like to ask how his trip was and sit down and hear about how it went which to me always sounds exciting. Some of my other hobbies other than MSTS are hunting, fishing, snow machining and shooting sports ( trap and skeet and some rifle shooting).
Born in Auburn NY 1981 (and still living here). Student in college going for a 4 year degree in Business Administration. I also work part time and have a scholarship for my grades and good work ethics. Amtrak is the railroad I am interested in, especially the 1990 - current stuff. I am a locomotive horn enthusiast and collector, with digital recording capability.
I was born on November 23, 1973, and grew up outside of Philadelphia Pa. I left Philly and joined the U.S. Marines at age 18. I was a fire fighter and served nine years before being medically retired last year. I'm currently living in Fort Worth TX, if you ever visited Tower 55 on a Sunday, you might have seen me. Because I got disabled, I'm starting over and going to college full time. I haven't yet decided what field to major in, it's a toss up between chemistry or computers. I've been interested in railroads all my life. I collect and make model trains, mostly in HO scale, along with collecting memorabilia: public timetables, employee timetables, and mostly engine manuals. My main railroad interest is the Pennsylvania Railroad, particularly the electrified region, and traction.
I work full time here in Winnipeg, with aspirations to
work for Canadian National / Canadian Pacific or VIA Rail here. I figure
if I apply enough they are bound to hire sooner or later. My interests
include Trains , model railroading, and MSTS. My winters are spent goaltending
on a couple hockey teams while my summers are spent riding my Honda
CBR 600. I also play Keyboards and guitar in a local cover band here
Born in North Tarrytown, New York in 1963, I grew up
in the shadow of the NYC Harlem Division during the dark days of PC,
hearing the whistles every night at the Readers Digest crossing. This
is what began my interest in railroading. In my teens I would ride daily,
and spent many summers by the tracks with whatever operator was working
the crossovers in Pleasantville and Chappaqua. I also was blessed with
the opportunity to ride in the cab on an FL9 into Grand Central Terminal.
Since being a mediocre guitar player that didnt practice enough
couldnt pay the bills, I started in the graphic arts industry
in 1981, working with Data General mainframes running typesetting software
(actually I just needed a job). I have been in the industry ever since,
managing typesetting systems, teaching desktop publishing and supporting
print production in New York, Baltimore, Hartford, Danbury, CT and Santa
Cruz, California. Currently living in squalor(!) in Whitman, MA and
working for a mutual fund company, I commute on the Old Colony lines
into Boston daily, as the station is right outside my apartment. By
fate, it fulfilled a long-time dream of being able to see trains through
my front window. All of the artwork for the skins I produce are done
on a Macintosh, using Adobe Illustrator 9 for logos and other necessary
elements, and Adobe Photoshop 6 for everything else. My current systems
are 2 Macinsosh Powerbooks (1 wireless), Athlon XP1700 (NVidia chipset,
256DDR, GeForce4 440 64mb), Duron 750 (256SDRAM, GeForce2 MX 400 64mb)
NALW affiliate. Backed into skinning MSTS models as a result of some informal experiments. Born in Portland, ME, in 1953, and spent the next 20 years as a Coast Guard brat. Rode many an interesting passenger train from Canada to the Gulf Coast, and as far west as Kansas City as a part of the bargain. Worked for the Valley Railroad Company in the early 70s. Past President and Chairman of what is now known as the Railroad Museum of New England. Over twenty-five years service in the Connecticut DOT. Student of railway history and active HO modeler most of my life. Main vices/interests are the NY NH & H (I never did turn in my ten shares to PC), all sorts and conditions of electric traction, Soviet/Russian Railways (its a long story), and William Stroudleys magnificent steam locomotives.
Born 1945, Allentown/Bethlehem, Pa (Big Steel Country) Raised and Educated in New England (Southern Connecticut near NY border 36 miles to NY Penn on the NH) And that is where my lifelong love affair with Trains began. Served in the US Navy (Submarine Service) Active duty from 1963 to 1968 , Reserves from 1968 to 1989 retired Lt.(Same as Army Captain) (Mustang ącame up the ranks via Petty Officer, Chief Petty Officer and Warrant Officer) Married, 4 Children (all grown) and currently 5 Grand-Critters (all boyz ages 1 to 4). Currently Reside in Fairfax, Va., (Washington, DC suburbs) Employed as a Software Engineer and Systems Engineer by a Fortune 500 Company...
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