Sometimes, You’re Better off if You don’t Ask!

Milepost 1151 A few days ago, I received an email from my friend Jerry who lives in the Columbus area.  He was telling me that he saw an unusual train on the NS (or maybe CSX since they run side-by-side) but couldn’t really figure out what it was.  It was string...

Oh Ye of Little Faith

Don’t give upYou’re not beaten yet  –  Peter Gabriel A New Year’s resolution of mine is to cure my poor habit of giving up when my team is down. I literally threw in the Terrible Towel on Christmas Eve when my Pittsburgh Steelers were...

An appropriate Christmas Story

Milepost 1150 Merry Christmas everyone! I thought you might enjoy this story as part of your Christmas celebration.  This is from a NKPHTS publication featuring various caboose articles. dlm The Night God Rode 1047… Back about 1892 the Nickel Plate began equipping cars...

Christmas Day will Soon be Here!

Milepost 1149 Tis the season!  I do hope that you and yours have a very wonderful Holiday Season.  During all of the hustle & bustle of the Christmas Holiday, it is my sincere wish that you have a moment to stop and reflect on the true meaning of this most joyous...

Ring My Belltone

When you’re ready we can share the wineCall me  –  Blondie One of the dizzying array of features on my smartphone is the plethora of ringtones that can be obtained to announce an incoming phone call. Upon purchasing my store, I asked the salesman to set me...

New Accurail 36-foot Boxcars on Display

Milepost 1148 These images of the new Accurali 36-foot boxcars are now up on the Accurail site.  They look NICE.  You may recall from previous posts that these cars were announced several months ago then they were delayed for a time as their production schedule was a...

New Accurail 36-foot Boxcars on Display

Milepost 1148 These images of the new Accurali 36-foot boxcars are now up on the Accurail site.  They look NICE.  You may recall from previous posts that these cars were announced several months ago then they were delayed for a time as their production schedule was a...

A Little More on those Recent Car Projects

Milepost 1147 The three cars featured in Milepost 1146 are all related to the Nickel Plate in one way or another.  That’s why they are in my freight car fleet.  Some might argue that older wooden cars like these do not belong in the time era I’ve chosen (mid...

Rock Me, Santa

I am a rock. I am an island.  –  Simon and Garfunkel Dear Santa, Hi! How are you? I am fine. Let’s dispense with discussions of whether or not I have been a good boy this year, since that only leads to lies, hard feelings and arguing over that constitutes...

Some More “Cobbled Together” Project Cars

Milepost 1146 After working on the car mentioned in Milepost 1145, I was on a roll so I turned my attention to a few old car bodies that had been sitting on the paint booth for quite some time.  The bodies were a gift from a friend several years ago and I had repainted &...