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Tie Mover or Ice Tongs?

Milepost 904 We had Janet’s family’s Thanksgiving celebration on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. After being married to her for 40+ years, her family knows of my interest in trains and most anything railroad related. So it was with a little excitement in his voice that...

Bye, Bye Late Late

Can’t recall when I first noticed this peculiar late-night TV talk show host staring into the camera. This Scot was standing way too close to the camera. I was intrigued. My late night television habit had included watching David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on week nights. But...
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Ohio Oil in Charleston, Illinois

Milepost 903 Tony was very pleased with the Marathon delivery tryck I sent him. You may recall that back at Milepost 898, I told you about doing the research for and then creating the artwork for the truck. I sent it to him since he was the person who was looking for one in the...
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Age of Steam Roundhouse

Milepost 900 I was given some very interesting information about the Age of Steam Roundhouse located in Eastern Ohio. The pictures and building data was provided by AoS so I thought I would share it here. Click on the above image for a larger version. The roundhouse is the first...

The Popcorn Option

Before the Black Friday shopping madness, I bought a new microwave to replace my ancient model. Inside a department store I was met with a wall of microwaves with various sizes, options and prices. Some were small, intended for college dorms, perhaps. Over-the-counter ovens were...
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Persistance Pays Off!

Milepost 899 Quite some time ago, I had mentioned here that I was looking for photos of the railroad station at Leipsic, Ohio. It was originally built by the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad as a joint station to be shared with the NKP. I’m a die-hard Nickel Plate...
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No More “Silvering…”

Milepost 897 You may recall a few months ago or maybe even a few years ago, I had completed some Nickel Plate boxcars and when the decals were dry, there was a “silvery” look to them. Upon inquiry, I found that was indeed called “silvering” and it happens...
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Milepost 896 Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season as it is usually the time when we begin to think about the big celebrations of Christmas and welcoming in the new year on January 1. But hopefully it means more to you than that. To me, it is a time to pause and...

Gone, Baby, Gone?

Hit the road Jack and don’t you come back no more – Ray Charles A police car in my neighborhood caught my attention. This drama deepened when a city policeman knocked on an apartment door in my neighborhood. The officer was at the door of a neighbor – and this...

Sex Instead

Comes a tale via the daily docket of interesting incidents in our fair community. In one instance, according to city police, a male reportedly exposed himself inside a city convenience store one Tuesday. This occurred multiple times that same day by the same man, according to...
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