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GREAT NEWS! The W&LE Station at Kent will be Saved!

Milepost 857 You may recall a few posts back, I commented on the ongoing saga of the W&LE Railroad station in Kent, Ohio, and how it was being threatened with demolition. Well, just a few days ago, I received word that it has been purchased and is being moved to a new...
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Another Antique for my Railroad

Milepost 856 Unless this is among one of your first visits to my little corner of the Internet blogesphere, you know that I have a thing for interlocking towers. Not sure why, but they just are fascinating to me. I’ve only been in two in my life and by that time, they were...
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My Old Friend Dick Knotts

Milepost 855 From time to time, I’ve mentioned people that I have met in this great hobby. One of those people was certainly Dick Knotts who lived near Washington, DC. Dick was a great modeler and was active in the NMRA. When I was thumbing through some of those old NMRA...
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A Little Freight Car Kitbashing

Milepost 854 Images, NMRA Bulletin Ken Chamberlain has published a series of one-page idea sketches in the NMRA Bulletin for years. I mentioned a few months ago that I had purchased a huge cache of old Bulletins from the NWORRP group and, now that the wedding is behind us,...
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W&LE Station in Kent, Ohio, Needs New Owners

Milepost 853 The old Wheeling & Lake Erie station in Kent, Ohio, is being threatened with demolition if some interested partiy or parties don’t step forward to save it. This editiorial recently appeared in the Kent Record-Courier; as a railfan in general and with an...
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Gotta Love those Old Ads!

Milepost 852 In a previous post, I mentioned picking up an old Revell Interlocking Tower to add to my collection of similar buildings. A bonus on the inside was an advertising sheet showing some of the other various HO scale model products in their line. As I looked it over, I...
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“Repurposed” Building

Milepost 851 OK, take a look at the photo above and see if you recognize the building in it. It’s a model railroad classic and has been around for a long time. Does this image help any? Give up? It is the top half of an older Atlas Signal Tower. As I mentioned, this...
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“THE” Wedding!

Milepost 850 Ok, while these aren’t the “official pictures,” I did want to share a couple from our daughter, Jayne’s recent wedding. Jayne married Ryan Keck on June 28th and the event was near perfect! The weather held, the service was special, the...
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Freight Car Pools

Milepost 849 This one is new to me. The other evening, I was visiting with my friend Merv and we were discussing some pictures in a freight car book that he had. Some of those cars had numbers in addition to the regular car number and neither of us were sure what they were for....
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Freight Car Pools

Milepost 849 This one is new to me. The other evening, I was visiting with my friend Merv and we were discussing some pictures in a freight car book that he had. Some of those cars had numbers in addition to the regular car number and neither of us were sure what they were for....