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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

Dallas Buyers Club

I prefer to die with my boots on – Ron Woodroof The outset of the HIV scare in the 1980s didn’t seem like a topic for a popular movie. The fear. The homophobia. The inaction. Finally got around to watching “Dallas Buyers Club” that brought Matthew...
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Combres & Toltec Shot from a Drone

Milepost 836 This video is primarily to show off the capabilities of drone-taken video but since it is of a steam railroad, it has to be a good thing. Enjoy the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWedSayZ64A dlm
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Altoona, Part II

Milepost 835 One of the more interesting trains that we saw while in Altoona was the tractor train. The entire train was made up of International Case and John Deere combines. The train was headed east so I’m guessing that these combines were headed for an ocean voyage. I...
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A Sidetrip through Pennsylvania on the Way Home

Milepost 834 Many of you know that our daughter is getting married in June of this year. One of the little tidbits that Janet & I wanted at the wedding are these absolutely delicious peanut butter & chocolate covered pretzels that are made by the Boyer Candy Company in...