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Some Interesting Things from the Rulebook — Whistle Signals

Miolepost 882 Lots of times, people complain about the seemingly excessive use of the railroad locomotive’s whistle. I don’t think it gets used nearly as much today since most every crewman is equipped with a walkie-talkie and audible signals needing to be heard a...

RAILROAD MODEL CRAFTSMAN Lives Again!

Milepost 880 Back at Milepost 866, I mentioned that RAILROAD MODEL CRAFTSMAN was ceasing publication. Well, there is good news about the magazine and its sister publication RAILROAD & RAILFAN; it has been purchased by White River Publishing Co. This post recently appeard on...
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New Drop End Gondola from Bachmann

Milepost 879 OK, I’m not sure just how “new” this car is but it was new to me when I saw it sitting on the hobby shop shelves so I had to check it out. The gondola is from Bachmann who has done a lot in recent years to lift themselves out of the “train...
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A Yard Crane Locomotive??!?

Milepost 876 Really? A crane mounted on a yard locomotive? A BIG crane? My friend Paul has been at it again! This time, his creation is a yard switcher with a front-mounted crane. As usual, his work is above average, first with the detailing and then the weathering. But before we...
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Some More Examples of Great Weathering

Milepost 877 It seems like others have been getting the jump on me when it comes to recent modeling projects. I have a lot going on with Society (NKPHTS) business as well as other things that seem to keep my plate full. But others have some time and their efforts should not go...

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...
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One of my Best Railroad Photos EVER!

Milepost 875 It’s a short post this time to share with you what I think may well be one of my BEST EVER railroad photos. We were up just west of the Intermodal Yard at North Baltimore and the sun was setting. As I was watching the setting sun, this eastbound came rolling by...
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Interesting Preservation Video…

Milepost 874 A friend of mine sent me this video about a railroad preservation society based in Cleveland, Ohio. I thought you might find it worth a look. Not long enough for popcorn, but enjoy it anyway! http://biggeekdad.com/2014/08/graveyard-trains/ dlm
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Interesting Preservation Video…

Milepost 874 A friend of mine sent me this video about a railroad preservation society based in Cleveland, Ohio. I thought you might find it worth a look. Not long enough for popcorn, but enjoy it anyway! http://biggeekdad.com/2014/08/graveyard-trains/ dlm
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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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