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Truck Vs Train

Sold my beloved “Old Blue” about five years ago. Unfortunately I saw her on the news today. Picture from 2011 for reference.

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News report said that the 18 year old occupants escaped unharmed before the collision.

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Times change and the wheels are different now(bigger wheels and low profile tires), the toolbox is gone. But a huge part of my “figuring it out” years was crushed by a diesel electric locomotive yesterday. Spur of the moment roadtrips. Camping trips. Fishing. Hiking. Backpacking. Mt biking. Kayaking. I picked my wife(and the mother to my children) up for our first date in that little pickup.

I know it’s not that big of a deal and its just a truck. But that Ranger got me through my early-mid 20s. I took care of it. And Old Blue took care of me.

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