A Matter of Trust

It’s so funny how we don’t talk anymore – Cliff Richard Sad to relate, there are hard feelings between Samantha and me. Sam, of course, is the voice inside my new Garmin GPS which I can attach to my auto for directions. Samantha’s job is to tell me where...
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The other Half of my Recent Purchase

Milepost 843 I mentioned a while back that I had heard about Accurail re-releasing their 50-foot plugdoor boxcar in Nickel Plate markings and some limited run cars for Digital Fox and that I had bought some of each. I got two packages a few days later; one with the cars from...
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A Fruitful Field Trip…

Milepost 842 You may recall that over the past couple of months, I have had a few posts about the Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western Rail Road here in my blog. In one of those posts, I mentioned that it left Findlay right along Sixth Street then headed straight (and I do mean...
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Wow! That was Quick!

Milepost 841 About a week ago, I told you about the Digital Fox NKP stock cars and the Accurail 50′ plugdoor boxcars. I also mentioned that I ordered some of each. It was only about four days later that my packages both came in the mail and I was able to check out the loot....
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Steel Mill Pocket Crane

Milepost 840 From time to time, I feature work done by other model railroad friends of mine and today is one of those times. My friend, Paul, a steel mill modeler from “that state up north,” recently sent me some pictures of his latest steel mill project, a pocket...
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Another Strange Locomotive on the “Old Wheeling.”

Milepost 839 Back at Milepost 831, I had mentioned how the Old Wheeling & Lake Erie had a few camelback locomotives on their roster. But camelbacks weren’t the only odd locos to grace their rails. From Mason Bogies (fixed-frame locomotives) to the “Fontaine”...

Playing Like Girls

Right now, hey It’s your tomorrow Right now, C’mon,it’s everything Right now, Catch a magic moment, do it Right here and now – Van Halen Surfing TV channels, I happened across a NCAA women’s softball playoff game. Initially my attention was drawn to...
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Some New NKP Equipment

Milepoost 838 I happened to be in touch with Accurail recently via email and asked them about the scheduled Nickel Plate Double-door 40′ boxcar production. You may recall that I mentioned sending them some photos quite some time ago and then later seeing the car on their...

Prisoners

Finally found time to watch “Prisoners,” a dark, absorbing tale involving missing children. This film from 2013 stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a harried detective investigating the abduction of two girls who go missing on Thanksgiving. Hugh Jackman plays one father who is,...
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Idiots Like this Give All Railfans a Bad Reputation

Milepost 837 Watch the person on the right in a black hoodie & jeans about one minute into the video. What a fool! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwO-IWorGv4 Remember, STAY AWAY FROM THE TRACKS! No one has ever won a contest with a train on the tracks. dlm