At 10:33 AM 5/26/2011 -0400, you wrote:
you are familiar with a territory, you sometimes learn to identify trainssimply
by the cars you see in them.Yep, but you have to stay sharp... that kind of mental quickness, as well
as the subtleties of interpreting scanner chatter, require constant
practice. At least for me. I'm waaaaay out of practice now.