Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head… or is that Something Else?

Milepost 999 My friend Paul the steel mill modeler is at it again!  But this particular locomotive wouldn’t quite be found around the mill… oh, maybe under the ore bridge or the “high line” but it would be more likely found busy at the ore docks up in...

2015 St. Louis RPM Meet

Milepost 998 Back during the first part of August, I attended my first RPM meet at St. Louis.  Little did I realize that there would be so many models on display and so much to see. It didn’t take me long to realize that I was in way above my head when I compared some...

Locomotive Graveyard

Milepost 997 In the sleepy little railroad town of Minerva, Ohio, there is an old yard that belonged to the Ohio Central Railroad.  The Ohio Central was owned by Jerry Jacobson who has since sold it to the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad.  The proceeds from that sale...

Running on Empty

Kids want a savior, don’t need a fakeI wanna be elected  –  Alice Cooper Is it my imagination or is everybody with a pulse running for president of the United States? The posturing, the donors, the gamesmanship, the half-truths. And that’s just in the...

An Interesting Narrative… and a Real Thought Provoking Comment…

Milepost 996 this is a very interesting narrative and certainly something to think about if you call yourself a railfan… dlm ———————————————– September 5, 2015. 10:40 am....

Progress Report…

Milepost 995 A while back, I mentioned some of the projects that I’m currently working on.  I do have to admit that some NKP Society business has slowed my progress and a nagging tooth/jaw problem hasn’t helped much either. As far as I know, the Nickel Plate...

Protest Movement

Free meCan’t you hear that’s what I sayFree meAnyhow or anyway  –  Roger Daltrey Recent headlines of a poor Kentucky clerk caught my attention. Her beliefs conflicted with her job duties. Many took pity on her and a presidential candidate rushed to be...

What Color IS your Ballast?

Milepost 994 Do you remember the credit card commercial that ends with, “What’s in YOUR wallet?”  One of the things that seems to be a real bugaboo with model railroaders is the answer to the simple question, “What color is your railroad...

Union Pacific Steam!

Union Pacific Steam! Milepost 993 Here’s a really nice collection of shots from a recent Union Pacific fan trip featuring 844, a 4-8-4 Northern locomotive… https://www.youtube.com/embed/9MqXsXFgSX8?feature=player_detailpage Enjoy! dlm View the entire comment thread....

Seeking Connections, Still

Someday we’ll look back on this/ and it will all seem funny  –  Bruce Springsteen Go ahead, Eric, take the plunge. Those words were spoken by an acquaintance who a.) was excited for me to finally purchase a smartphone or b.) wanted me to finally stop...