Big Boy!

Milepost 1302 My friend Don sent me the link to this really good youtube video on the Union Pacific’s Big Boy locomotives.  It appears to be a promotional piece and is very well done. You can watch the video by clicking HERE.  It’s about twenty minutes long...

An Old MoW Car

Milepost 1301 Way back in the late 1950s, Revell was really big in the HO scale model train market.  Many of the companies that we know today weren’t even around then but Revell sure was.  I remember that my brother & I got our first train set for Christmas...

The VCR Battle

Don’t wait for answersJust take your chancesDon’t ask me why  –  Billy Joel The saga with my aging VCR continued, not without unexpected consequences. I had to change the clock on the DVD/VCR machine to comply with Daylight Saving Time. Much of a...

Catching Up on a Few Work Bench Projects

Milepost 1300 First off, I hope that you all had a very enjoyable Easter. We got together with our family and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Over the past few days, I’ve had a chance to actually spend a little time at the work bench, cleaning up a few projects that have been...

The Perfect Solution to a Lot of Stuff

Milepost 1299 Have you ever noticed that sometimes, it just seems like you have way too much stuff?  I’m not talking about an extra few car kits, an extra building or two, one or two spare locomotives and of course, a small surplus of tools.  No, I’m not...

Give Me Credit

You don’t sound different, I’ve learned the gameI’m looking through you, you’re not the same  –  the Beatles My head was spinning. The problem was that my credit card was set to expire while a new, replacement one hadn’t yet arrived...

Horseshoe Curve LIVE!

Milepost 1298 A friend of mine recently passed this link to me: Click HERE It takes you to a live video feed of the action at Horseshoe Curve in Pennsylvania.  This one could be a REAL time waster! 🙂   I’ve already spent about an hour on the site… and...

A Couple of Odds & Ends…

Milepost 1297 Photo: Ohio Railroad Stations, Past & Present You may remember last time I mentioned that there was something amiss with the caption on the photo of a train wreck down at Arlington, Ohio.  Well, I learned something…  It seems that the Lake Erie...

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Because through love comes calm, and through calm comes thought. And you need thought to detect stuff sometimes, Jason. It’s kinda all you need. You don’t even need a gun  –  Chief Willoughby After watching “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing,...

Another Local Railroad Mystery…

Milepost 1296 Well, it’s no “mystery” what happened here… some cars jumped the track and immediately created a railroad junkyard.  What is a though is the text on the back of the card.  It reads “LE&W wreck in Arlington.” ...