Older Ventilated Boxcar Bash

Milepost 1005 A long time ago, back in the 1920s and earlier, refrigerated cars were rather rare and hard to keep cold.  Ice couldn’t be manufactured and had to be harvested in the winter months in the northern climates.  Because of this, the reefers were...

NKP 40-Foot, Double Door Boxcar

Milepost 1004 Back at Milepost 1001, I mentioned to you that Accurail was releasing/had released a 40′, double door boxcar in Nickel Plate markings.  I ordered mine right away and got them a few days later.  I was recently able to complete one and want to share...

NKP 40-Foot, Double Door Boxcar

Milepost 1004 Back at Milepost 1001, I mentioned to you that Accurail was releasing/had released a 40′, double door boxcar in Nickel Plate markings.  I ordered mine right away and got them a few days later.  I was recently able to complete one and want to share...

Not So Funny Bone

The argument was afoot when Rolling Stone magazine asked readers to mention their funniest movies of all time. To me, a classic comedy is a movie that can be watched many times and still enlist chuckles. Readers listed Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles” as the top...

Some Odds & Ends

Milepost 1003 Every once in a while, I get some goodies in my mailbox that I’d like to share but there isn’t enough to have a whole post from it.  In that case, I save them then pass them on all at once. First up is my steel mill modeling friend Paul who sent me...

MEGA Flash!

Milepost 1002 With new camera technology & better flash units, night photography is getting easier & better all of the time. I’ve always been interested in twilight/night photography but with traditional film cameras, you had no idea what you had until you processed...

Lucky Buck?

So please, please, pleaseLet me, let me, let meLet me get what I want this time  –  the Smiths There was great joy when a family member had secured tickets for us to attend the Big Ten football championship in Indianapolis this December. Watching my Ohio...

Some New Nickel Plate Products coming Along Soon

Milepost 1001 This is a great time to be a Nickel Plate modeler but it is a bit tough on the wallet.  There are some new NKP products coming out soon that will most certainly find their way onto my freight car roster. Actually, one of them is already here.  Pictured...

Can You Believe It??!?

Milepost 1000! It is hard to believe that I’ve been doing this now for over eight years and THIS is my one-thousandth post to “Along the Right of Way.”  And along that way, we have shared many things… I’ve told you about my toils &...

Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head… or is that Something Else?

Milepost 999 My friend Paul the steel mill modeler is at it again!  But this particular locomotive wouldn’t quite be found around the mill… oh, maybe under the ore bridge or the “high line” but it would be more likely found busy at the ore docks up in...