Monday, August 12, 2013

Five Marshals and a Lady -Re-post Feb 2010


As we waited to board the Steam engine train, several men in black appeared in front of the jail. Of course I went to talk and Madly Snap! I said to the man standing in front of the jail:
"Are you the sheriff that will protect us from the train robbers?" his reply:
"No, but  I am a US Marshal and I can ARREST a sheriff, and yes we are here to protect you"  WHAT FUN!


We all boarded the train and walking with us were not one but FIVE US Deputy Marshals, I figured it would be a really bad gang that would try to rob us with that many  gunfighters on board. they were all heavily armed, shotguns and pistols. I might mention here my fetish for guns. I told you I love Westerns and Lawmen but did not mention my love for guns. I learned to shoot a rifle at age 8.



We all found our seats and the train started rockin and rollin and the Marshals filled the aisles walking up and down and chatting with us.


Enter this Marshal and his Lady. (they are married in their for real life) are you asking yourself how I know that? well, of course I talked with them and questioned them. I even found out she was usually a saloon girl but due to our COLD SNAP he had to buy her the velvet dress and let her ride the train to keep warm(she said she refused to play unless he got her something warm to wear). When you see the saloon in the next post, you will understand this comment.


More Fun! every where we looked we saw our protectors and as we rode the rails suspense built!
Let me plug one of my favorite USA shows IN PLAIN SIGHT
The show is about Mary Shannon and Marshall Mann, US Deputy Marshals putting people into the witness protection program.
They don't look like these marshals, but I do love them anyway


You might notice below here that my camera kept following the one with the most guns and ammo belt, his rife had feathers hanging on it and he let me examine it.






Below is a close up of the rifle with the feathers.


TRUE FACTS OF USMS

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is a United States federal law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice  and is the oldest federal law enforcement agency in the United States

U.S. marshals and deputy marshals provide the Federal courts with protection while making sure the judicial system operates correctly. Their job description includes shielding Federal witnesses, transferring Federal prisoners, providing security for Federal judiciary, and supervising criminal enterprise assets in custody. They have the broadest range of authority of all Federal law enforcement agencies and work in virtually every Federal law enforcement endeavor. U.S. marshals also track and apprehend Federal fugitives.


U.S. Marshals are responsible for arresting over 55% of federal fugitives, more than all the other federal agencies combined.

24 comments:

Eva Ason said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. I do love the show Justified a lot as you know lol. My dad taught me to shoot with an air gun when I was nine or so, that was fun.

Madi and Mom said...

What a fun post. It reminds me of a trip to Maggie Valley when I daughter was young. Everything was going fine until the outlaws raided the train pop pistols...she tried to get out of Dodge at mach speed
hugs madi your bfff

Blackberry Lane said...

Fun photos and interesting info. Have a nice Monday.

Cranberry Morning said...

That does look like so much FUN!!! And you'd love Kevin's new door mat that lies just outside our back door: A picture of the end of a gun barrel with 'There's nothing in here worth dying for' written on it. LOL

Did you realize how politically incorrect you are with the gun thing????? LMHO

Loved the post!

Catherine said...

A train ride down memory lane. ;)
xo Catherine

TexWisGirl said...

westerns make the best re-runs. :)

Rose said...

I can tell you had a great time...great shots.

Susannah said...

It is great that you enjoyed such a good time. I wish you could do it again. Any other trains near you?

DawnTreader said...

I don't think I ever knew the difference between sheriffs and marshals.

Betty Manousos said...

yeah, i remember that..
thanks for reposting it. sounds like a lot of fun! interesting info.

great photos!
have a wonderful week ahead~

Rebecca said...

Interesting facts and clearly an amusing time on the train.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That must have been a fun train ride! I'd love to do that.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That looks like so much fun and I bet they love playing those parts. I think my husband would enjoy that job!

EG CameraGirl said...

What a fun adventure and worth reposting!

Ginny said...

I remember this, and even though it was all actors, I would have been scared to death!

Betsy Adams said...

I remember this one from 2010.... Guess it's good to re-post at times since we all have so many new people on our blogs. IF I look back at who commented in 2010--it's amazing how many of those people are no longer blogging.

Hugs,
Betsy

SweetMarie said...

Such a cool post! Love that you asked questions while snapping. :) They all look great!

diane b said...

That looks like a fun but a bit scary train ride. TOH would love it. I don't like guns at all. We have strict gun laws here in Oz and we find it hard to comprehend the American love affair with guns.

Ann said...

oh the suspense is killing me. I just know something is going to happen around the next bend :)
The one you were following with your camera looks the most realistic to me. The one guys shoes are just a little too shiny and one of the other ones smiles too much....lol

SquirrelQueen said...

This would have been so much fun. I remember the post but it's fun to see it all again. I love that rifle with the feathers and studs on the stock. My dad taught me to shoot an air rifle when I was about 7 or 8 and when I got older a rifle. I don't like any of the new guns but the old ones like they used in the old west fascinate me.

George said...

I don't doubt you a bit when you say you like guns (and gunmen). The marshals are very imposing. We liked In Plain Sight as well. It was a great series.

Deb said...

I agree with Tex...westerns are the best!!! Even in reruns

Chatty Crone said...

This was a fun post for me. I love to go to things like this. Reminds me of a vacation we went on.
I love westerns too Sandra!

Dee said...

Fun...times have not changed to much...still need marshals. I like the old west reenactments.