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Articles written by Bruce Gripkey

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Between timid and Timbuktu

As a species, human kind has been infatuated with the manipulation, division and various forms of...

 

This is not a Bob's Big Boy

The myriad of post-war baby boomers that had the pleasure of growing up in Southern California will...

 

Homeward bound

Most of us remember JFK’s assassination and coverage of his funeral. The image of his two year...

 

'By the Time I Get to Phoenix'

When I was first invited to write train related articles for The Loop several years ago, I had no...

 

The Prosperity Special

If your grandfather, father or possibly an uncle had been standing on the depot platform at the...

 

You may kiss the bride

Well, here we are in a brand new year with hopefully a brighter outlook on just about everything. Th...

 

A Train Set For Christmas

There was once a time when one of the most commonly asked for toys from Santa was the electric...

 

Tales of the Rails

As a group, I would hazard a guess that ex-military, or perhaps fishermen, tell the best darn storie...

 

The Captain

Somewhere along the line when I wasn’t paying very careful attention, I woke up just a precious...

 

On the Atchison Topeka & the Santa Fe

As a youngster so many years ago, I could easily follow along with the melody of Johnny Mercer’s...

 

What Dreams May Come

It is no secret to many of us in the great state of California that the proposed high speed rail...

 

The Winner is... Trains as Movie Stars

If cable were ever to be set up in such a way that allowed one to pick your ten favorite channels,...

 

The Process

There has been more than one occasion that I have fielded the inquiry of where the ideas for article...

 

The Lost Spike

By the time this article appears in the Loop, we will be but only a few days away from every true...

 

Follow Those Tracks

I have been told on more than one occasion by my soon to be sainted mother, that – as a child ...

 

Train of Thought

Earlier this week my son, Chris, called and invited me to have lunch with him. Seems that these...

 

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