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Passenger Trains on the CSX?

Milepost 956 Well, not quite.  During a recent train watching trip, I caught these cars attached to the end of an eastbound CSX freight.  I suppose that you “could” call them passenger cars but commuter cars would be a much more appropriate label.  The...
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A Super Simple Truck Pin Fix

Milepost 955 Sometimes the simplest fix is the best.  That’s what I learned when I was updating my recent train show purchase (Milepost 947). After removing the cast-on couplers from the freight car trucks, I added offset shank couplers because the cars seemed to ride...

Dave is Done

There’s a hole/ In my life  –  the Police Was hard for me stay mad at David Letterman, even if he didn’t show up at Bowling Green State University where I was a student for an anticipated stand-up comedy concert. A female in one of my classes mentioned...
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Wireless? Really?

Milepost 954 Let’s face it; we are surrounded by a wireless world.  Our phones are wireless, our computers & printers are wireless… we are even talking about wireless (driverless) vehicles on our roads some day.  But are we really ready for wireless...

Big Excitement at the Merkel Household Today (5/15)

Milepost 953 From time to time, you have allowed me to share some things going on in my personal life that are important to me and today is one of those days.  If all goes well, Janet & I will be come GRANDPARENTS today!  Our daughter Jayne and her husband Ryan are...

Who Can Argue With That?

Ran across a story that listed the eight greatest albums of music for the ages. An easy way to start a fierce debate, right? For starters, why eight records? Why not 10? Anyway, I couldn’t argue with offerings from the Who’s “Who’s Next,” Bruce...
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This One’s a New One for Me!

Milepost 952 Well, it would appear that winter has given way to summer (not sure where spring went) so we have been out doing some train watching.  And, when I find something interesting, I do like to share… which brings us to today’s installment of “Along...
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Train Blown off of Bridge in Storm!

Milepost 951 This is simply unbelievable!  During a recent storm in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, a string of train cars gets blown off of a high-level bridge. http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/04/28/vo-train-falls-off-huey-p-long-bridge.wgno dlm
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Train Watching along the CSX Line…

Milepost 946 Traditionally, Monday afternoons & evenings have been slow but for some reason, on the afternoon & evening of Monday, April 6, things were super busy. We were track-side for about three and a half hours and saw 13 trains. This was indeed exceptional for a...
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Travel in Style!

Milepost 948 This little gem was forwarded to me by one of my railroad friends. It looks like a GREAT way to travel to Washington, D.C. for the nation’s birthday! You can read all about it here: Download 20thCentury This is a pdf file that would require the free pdf reader...