Flashback Time…

Milepost 1039 For those of you who have been here for several years, you might think that this car looks vaguely familiar.  Well, it may well look like something you have seen in the past because way back in June of 2010 at Milepost 359 (I think), I showed a couple of...

Phone Fun Facts No. 219

I’ve got no time for you right nowDon’t bother me  –  the Beatles A young couple in a Findlay diner where sitting close to each other, engaged in deep conversation. Problem was, they each were on their individual cellphones, engaged in deep...

OK, I’m Bragging just a Little…

Milepost 1038 “I just stumbled onto your blog. It is very impressive and unique. Please keep blogging as you are in a niche market of intersecting trains, family, friends and philosophy. It is a most enjoyable read. God bless you for taking the time to share both your life...

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...