Did That Happen? Really?

I stare into some great abyssAnd calculate the things I’d missIf I could only make some sense of this  –  Sheryl Crow So when backup Steeler quarterback Landry Jones tossed an interception late in Saturday’s football playoff against the hated Bengals,...

Document, Document, Document…

Milepost 1034 On the walls of the train display room at the Hayes Presidential Center were several very interesting period railroad photographs.  One of them in particular caught my eye as there was a description that essentially said, “We have no idea where this photo...

Christmas Train Display at Hayes Presidential Center

Milepost 1033 For the past several years, we have been debating on whether or not to go up to Fremont & visit the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center and see the train display that they have at Christmas.  This year, along with another couple, we finally decided to...

Smoke Abatement

Milepost 1032 Now this is a strange one… a friend sent me this photo and asked me if I had ever heard anything about “smoke abatement” on the Nickel Plate.  Well, quite frankly, no, I hadn’t.  But a little research showed that many railroads as...

Crawford Street Quandry

I was perplexed at the news and subsequent enactment of a policy to transform a section of Crawford Street near the municipal building into a one-way street. Reverse angle parking was introduced, too, in which you back INTO a parking space. In my typical knee-jerk...

No More Steam on the NS?

Milepost 1031 Well, I hate to start the new year out on a sad note but this was circulated on the NKP Yahoo group recently: The Norfolk Southern Railroad has announced that its 21st Century Steam program has ended, according to the Roanoke Times and Trains...

Happy New Year 2016

Milepost 1030 Another year has flown by.  This time last year seems only like a few weeks past but a lot has happened in 2015 and hopefully, there will be a lot more happening in 2016! Hopefully, this new year I will FINALLY get the old layout dismantled and the new one...

You Want a Resolution?

We keep on waitingWaiting on the world to change  –  John Mayer As the clock saunters toward midnight, I am feverishly trying to find enough resolutions to make my life better. No hard changes allowed here, but not to easy either. Why punish myself? 1. I will not...

Oops!

Milepost 1029 I had mentioned back at Milepost 1020, that the Wheeling had some USRA three-bay hoppers.  I also showed my proposed decals for them. Recently, I received a note from Eric, one of the Pirates who reads my blog, pointing out a couple of miscues on my part. ...

A New Pirate Joins the Crew

Milepost 1028 The Pirate crew recently added another mate to our merry band of modelers. Nevin lives in Nevada and like most of the rest of us, has an interest in railroads in the 1900-1930 time frame.  As part of his indoctrination… I mean induction to the crew, he...