About bennyplant.com

Soon I’ll be driving one of theseSome people want to be doctors, some want to be lawyers, others business people or firefighters or janitors. I want to become a Locomotive Engineer. I have felt this way for a long time. It’s hard to explain why but there is just something about being in a cab of locomotive or just being on a train.This web site is a chronology of things I have discovered, things I have learned and just general stuff about what matters to me…trains. Please check this web site regularly for new pics, videos and stories and don’t forget to leave a comment.

7 Responses to About bennyplant.com

  1. Nick says:

    I look forward to seeing your website grow. I live in California on the Caltrain commuter rail line between San Francisco and San Jose. I see many Caltrains pass by each day, as their are 96 running each weekday. I don’t see much freight(Union Pacific), except for small branch freight traffic in the evening. There is more Freight Action down in San Jose and across they Bay near the Port in Oakland. There are also many Amtrak Trains around Oakland as well.

  2. Tyler Fenwick says:

    Wow Ben! You’ve really been working hard on the site. That is so cool that you are going to hook up the scanner for ATCS. Guess it will be more useful now that you will be able to look at some local lines instead of just the “San Bernadino” Sub. It’s amazing the amount of information that you have found on the bradford line, you are starting to become a real train expert. I think it’s great that you are going to persue your passion and go into the railway business. I know that nothing catches your interest more than a passing train. Perhaps in a week or two I can join you on your railroad campout. I’ll talk to you later.

  3. Dave Hulings says:

    Hi Ben. I’ve been looking at your website here as well as your Youtube videos. The bennyplant site is excellent, in terms of both content and design! I am across the lake from you, in the Rochester NY area. If you ever get to this side of the border, I can show you some CSX action along their mainline. Interestingly enough, you live in Bradford, Ontario, while I was born in Bradford, Pennsylvania!

    I totally agree with what you said about the feeling of being on a train, or even near one. It’s like no other feeling.. it’s all about the power, the sounds, even the smell! Stick to your dreams and get yourself onto the rails as an employee someday. It’s very hard work but for those who truly enjoy it, it’s not work at all.

    Best wishes!

    Dave H.

  4. Don says:

    Have you got any new content coming to the website in the near future.Just wondering.I saw the work train in Bradford video on you tube.Pretty cool footage.

  5. Robin says:

    Hey Benny! Great site! It is awsome to see a fellow “really” local railfan get so active in our area. I hope to get out with you sometime railfanning once I get more time! Perhaps in the late spring?



  6. Barney Rebel says:

    Hello Benny Plant,

    Just thought that you would be interested to know that Bombardier (for GO Transit) is currently hiring new locomotive engineers to operate GO Trains. Not sure if you are ready for this step, but you may want to check it out.

    I applied, but I guess I’m too old. I was offered an interview for a position of GO Transit Ambassador – someone who daily rides the GO Trains and assists passengers, checks tickets, that kind of thing. But my family thinks that I should stick to energy management consulting. (I am part of energy and greening team looking at revitalization of Empire State Building). I was just in New York, and got some very nice pics of Grand Central Station. Tons of trains to watch and photograph in New York. Too bad I was only there for a day and a half, and so I only got to take pics at Grand Central, and going to and from Manhattan.

    Check out some of my recent rail photos at railroader.ca. Any train pics I take that get rejected at railpictures.net I inevitably post at railroader.ca.



  7. Benny:

    You and I are exactly the same when it comes to railroading. As you have mentioned you have wanted to be a locomotive engineer for as long as you can remember, well I am the same way. I hope for the both of us that our dream comes true someday.

    yours in railroading,

    James Hoffman

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