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W&LE Station in Kent, Ohio, Needs New Owners

Milepost 853 The old Wheeling & Lake Erie station in Kent, Ohio, is being threatened with demolition if some interested partiy or parties don’t step forward to save it. This editiorial recently appeared in the Kent Record-Courier; as a railfan in general and with an...

Whose Faith Is It, Anyway?

Don’t usually leap into religious topics, but a recent Letter to the Editor drew my attention … and ire. One Dear Reader disliked a story of ours about a new, “seeker-friendly church” at the Findlay Village Mall. Despite her claim that she was not...
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Gotta Love those Old Ads!

Milepost 852 In a previous post, I mentioned picking up an old Revell Interlocking Tower to add to my collection of similar buildings. A bonus on the inside was an advertising sheet showing some of the other various HO scale model products in their line. As I looked it over, I...
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“Repurposed” Building

Milepost 851 OK, take a look at the photo above and see if you recognize the building in it. It’s a model railroad classic and has been around for a long time. Does this image help any? Give up? It is the top half of an older Atlas Signal Tower. As I mentioned, this...

Breaking Real Bad

What’s the point of being an outlaw if you’ve got responsibilities? – Jesse Pinkman I’ve kept a dark secret for weeks. Didn’t tell a soul. Always wanted to watch “Breaking Bad,” an award-winning series that appeared on AMC a few years...
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“THE” Wedding!

Milepost 850 Ok, while these aren’t the “official pictures,” I did want to share a couple from our daughter, Jayne’s recent wedding. Jayne married Ryan Keck on June 28th and the event was near perfect! The weather held, the service was special, the...
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Freight Car Pools

Milepost 849 This one is new to me. The other evening, I was visiting with my friend Merv and we were discussing some pictures in a freight car book that he had. Some of those cars had numbers in addition to the regular car number and neither of us were sure what they were for....
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Freight Car Pools

Milepost 849 This one is new to me. The other evening, I was visiting with my friend Merv and we were discussing some pictures in a freight car book that he had. Some of those cars had numbers in addition to the regular car number and neither of us were sure what they were for....
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A Great Evening of Train Watching — Part II

Milepost 848 As I mentioned in my previous post, we had a chance to do a little train watching recently and it turned out to be quite the evening. We pick up the action here as a west-bound container train heads through on track #1 and those guys on that coal train STILL...

Jersey Boys

Maybe I expected too much from the Clint Eastwood-directed film “Jersey Boys.” I gave this movie a solid B. This flick traces the life of singer Frankie Valli and his Four Seasons from their humble beginnings in New Jersey. While I’m not an ardent follower of...