More Pictures of the W&LE Depot in wheeling

Milepost 1037 You may remember back at Milepost 1012, I shared an old photo that showed a picture of the Wheeling & Lake Erie Depot in Wheeling, West Virginia.  This is kind of important because pictures of that station are pretty rare.  I have two books about the...

Everyone Likes a Good Yarn… and a Model… Don’t they??!?

Milepost 1036 From time to time, I’ve shared the works of other modeler friends of mine with you and today, I’ve got another goodie.  My friend Paul seems to work only from his scrap box, combining left-overs from other projects with stuff he claims out of the...

New Book from the MODEL RAILROADER Staff

Milepost 1035 One of the model railroad items that Santa left under my tree is this new book from MODEL RAILROADER by Jeff Wilson entitled “Modeling Structures.”  The book is packed with color photos of tips for modeling buildings for your railroad. ...

Money for Nothing…

Money don’t get everything it’s trueWhat it don’t get I can’t use  –  the Beatles Leave it to me to find fault with a $1.6 billion lottery. While it would be wonderful, after overcoming the huge shock of having the prize ticket, to realize...

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...