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Chief Retired
01-JAN-2006

Chief Retired

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Eldar Kadymov07-Oct-2009 00:28
Wow, you never fail to surprise me with your knowledge... Once they asked an average American on the street, " Have we ever been in state of war with Mexico, you think ?". He calmly replied,"I don't think so, but we certainly should !". So, I wouldn't blaim Chief too much...
Michael Weinberg05-Oct-2009 04:52
Hello Most Evil One. I believe Brant Chief represents Chief Joseph Brant of the Iroquois Indians who fought against the Colonists and supported the British. Even after the War ended in 1792, Brant was still committed in fighting the Americans in any way he could. General Washington was so vexed by this nut case, that he attempted to buy Brant off at almost any price. In short, Washington wanted Brant to Retire. Brant was a real thorn in the side of the Early American Colonists and it was not until his death in 1807 that this Chief was fully retired. Perhaps this train symbol gets its meaning from one who persists at full energy till the day of death. That was the saga of Brant and that is the Saga of these old noble trains. Michael.