More from Cassandra…

Milepost 1121 Since I had quite a few good shots from Cassandra, I thought I’d share a few more with you before I moved on to a few other things from our recent trip. If you get there early enough… right now, that is sometime before about 9.30 in the morning, you are...

Cassandra Crossing — A GREAT Train Watching Place!

Milepost 1120 Each time we go back to Altoona to spend a little time in the mountains and to watch the heavy NS action, Cassandra Crossing is always one of the highlights of the trip.  You can really get “up close & personal” there as the trains pass mere...

What Is This?

Milepost 1119 One of the more strange things I saw while train watching during our vacation was this sitting on top of a container in a container train.  Anyone have any idea as to exactly what it is? The only thing I can figure is that it is a “containerized”...

New Brick Tower Kit

Milepost 1118 OK, if you have visited here much at all, you KNOW I have a soft spot in my modeling heart for railroad towers.  So I was really interested when my friend Mike sent me some info for this new kit.  This one is a bit more unusual as it uses laser cut...

Vacation Time!

Milepost 1117 When you read this, we will have just returned from our little vacation.  Our route took us through Altoona, Pennsylvania, to do some serious train watching (and to pick up some peanut butter & chocolate covered pretzels from Boyer’s Candies), the...

Congratulations Tony!

Milepost 1116 While Janet & I did attend the National Train Show in Indianapolis this year, we were there as vendors and not show participants.  So it was with great surprise that I opened the pages of MODEL RAILROADER this month to see that my friend, fellow NKPHTS...

A Great Gift from a Friend

Milepost 1115 My brother-in-law stopped by the other day with a really nice gift from his father.  This is a painting of a railroad train in a lumber camp.  I had visited with his father a few weeks ago and he proudly showed me his efforts with brush & paint. ...

Sunset Along the Line…

Milepost 1114 Well, the weather has finally cooled down a bit to the point where it seemed nice enough to go out train watching again.  We hit the trail several days ago and visited Galatea, just east of North Baltimore.  The traffic was ho-hum; we saw four including...

A Lima-built Locomotive Showing her Stuff!

Milepost 1113 This is a really neat video of an outdoor layout featuring a C&O 2-6-6-6 Allegheny locomotive.  The prototype loco was built down in Lima and there is one neatly preserved & on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Dr. Boyd Travis from...

A Neat Little Project…

Milepost 1112 As the caption explains, this is a prototype gauge that was built in a Wheeling & Lake Erie yard to check railroad cars that were routed through an older tunnel on a particular branch.  I would think that with some Evergreen Styrene strip stock and perhaps...