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Serious Snow Removal…

Milepost 794 No, this isn’t one of those rail mounted shore guns that you have seen pictures of from time to time but rather, a super-sized, jet-powered, mega snow blower! With the recent snowfall that blanketed the Midwest, there has been a lot of conversation about snow...

Sealed for Shipping…

Milepost 793 …at least I think so. I think I told you that one of the loose-knit email groups I belong to is the Pirate & his crew. While we talk about model railroading in general (among other things), the guys originally got together because of their interest in early...

What the… SKETCHUP??!?

Milepost 792 If someone ever tells you I have an ornery streak in me… well, you KNOW from reading my ramblings here that such a statement is so far from the truth that… Hmmm… that’s not working, huh? Well… OK… I have been known to yank...

Who Are You?

Is it a boy or is it a girl? Takes all kinds to make our world turn around – Donovan To be clear, I have no problem with women dancing with women. Yet we need to be EXACTLY clear about the identity of our dance partners. That avoids confusion and arrests. According to local...

Some Decal Work…

Milepost 791 While I really enjoy laying out decals on my computer then printing them with my ALPS printer, actually putting them on is a different story. I don’t know why, but I really have to be “in the mood” to do this kind of work. Maybe it’s because...

Runaway Train Report

Milepost 790 Several years ago, there was a runaway train here in Northwest Ohio that passed right through Findlay. It created quite a stir and traveled for quite some time and distance before it was slowed down enough for some CSX employees to jump aboard and get it under...

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

I’m movin’ on, movin’ on from town to townI’m movin’ on, little darlin’, I can’t seem to slow me down – Bad Company She enjoys telling me where to go, this voice inside my auto. Her name is Samantha and she came with a new Garmin...

A Couple of Unsual NKP Auto Cars (Part II)

Milepost 789 A few miles back, I mentioned TWO unusual NKP auto boxcars that I intended to tell you about. But then, someone threw the switch and I got shoved into the hole as things like Happy New Year and a Christmas wrap-up took priority. But now I’m back on the main...

Just a little Unfinished Christmas Business to Tend to…

Milepost 788 One of the neat things about being a model railroader is that if you are passionate about it, people soon catch on that… well, you actually like trains. And, if they are kind and generous, they will feed your fancy. The tree is down now but the other evening...