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NWORRP Fish Fry Saturday Night

Milepost 816 The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation group will be holding a FISH FRY on Saturday, April 5, from 5pm to 8pm at their current location at 11600 County Road 99 in Findlay. Cost of the dinner is $8 per person. The flyer that I was given doesn’t say for sure...

Heading Downtown?

The traffic lights/They turn up blue tomorrow – Jimi Hendrix Really don’t have a strong feeling about re-arranging the downtown parking in Findlay’s downtown because I don’t fully understand this, despite all the drawings and stories. Plans apparently have...

Heading Downtown?

The traffic lights/They turn up blue tomorrow – Jimi Hendrix Really don’t have a strong feeling about re-arranging the downtown parking in Findlay’s downtown because I don’t fully understand this, despite all the drawings and stories. Plans apparently have...
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A Special Car

Milepost 815 On numerous occasions, I’ve talked about a lot of the neat things that come your way once people know that you are a train nut like I am. And that’s the short history behind this car. It was only a month after my mother had passed away that we once again...
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More on the Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western Railroad

Milepost 814 I mentioned last time that a newspaper clipping piqued my interest in the Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western Railroad and how one could use Sanborn Maps to locate now abandoned railroads in cities where those maps were drawn. The map above shows the FFW&W as a red...
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Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western… Among other Names

Milepost 813 My brother-in-law stopped by the other day with a copy of this newspaper clipping from THE COURIER, showing a photo of the last run of a train between Findlay and Vanlue back in 1932. This sparked a discussion of the line, where it came into town and where it went....

Late Night Choices

When midnight comes around/ I start to lose my mind – Kinks Changes came to late night TV when Jimmy Fallon recently settled into Jay Leno’s chair on the Tonight Show. Former SNLer Seth Meyers then assumed Fallon’s Late Night seat on NBC. My habit was to view...
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If it says Nickel Plate, You KNOW that I’m Interested!

Milepost 812 This one is for real! While this is a drawing and not a photo, it is a drawing of a REAL Nickel Plate Line car. But note that it is not Nickel Plate Road; there is a difference. Back in the late 1800s, there were many, many small railroads and they weren’t...
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Athearn Makes the Trek to Novi as Well…

Milepost 811 Even after the original company was bought by Horizon Hobbies, Athearn remains one of the “heavy hitters” in the world of model railroading and their presence at the show in Novi strongly reinforced that stance. While the once a-staple-of-the-hobby...

“Screw Hitler”

Frank Stokes: You can wipe out an entire generation, you can burn their homes to the ground and somehow they’ll still find their way back. But if you destroy their history, you destroy their achievements and it’s as if they never existed. That’s what Hitler...