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Some Interesting Things from the Rulebook — Whistle Signals

Miolepost 882 Lots of times, people complain about the seemingly excessive use of the railroad locomotive’s whistle. I don’t think it gets used nearly as much today since most every crewman is equipped with a walkie-talkie and audible signals needing to be heard a...

RAILROAD MODEL CRAFTSMAN Lives Again!

Milepost 880 Back at Milepost 866, I mentioned that RAILROAD MODEL CRAFTSMAN was ceasing publication. Well, there is good news about the magazine and its sister publication RAILROAD & RAILFAN; it has been purchased by White River Publishing Co. This post recently appeard on...
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New Drop End Gondola from Bachmann

Milepost 879 OK, I’m not sure just how “new” this car is but it was new to me when I saw it sitting on the hobby shop shelves so I had to check it out. The gondola is from Bachmann who has done a lot in recent years to lift themselves out of the “train...
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A Yard Crane Locomotive??!?

Milepost 876 Really? A crane mounted on a yard locomotive? A BIG crane? My friend Paul has been at it again! This time, his creation is a yard switcher with a front-mounted crane. As usual, his work is above average, first with the detailing and then the weathering. But before we...
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Some More Examples of Great Weathering

Milepost 877 It seems like others have been getting the jump on me when it comes to recent modeling projects. I have a lot going on with Society (NKPHTS) business as well as other things that seem to keep my plate full. But others have some time and their efforts should not go...
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One of my Best Railroad Photos EVER!

Milepost 875 It’s a short post this time to share with you what I think may well be one of my BEST EVER railroad photos. We were up just west of the Intermodal Yard at North Baltimore and the sun was setting. As I was watching the setting sun, this eastbound came rolling by...
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Interesting Preservation Video…

Milepost 874 A friend of mine sent me this video about a railroad preservation society based in Cleveland, Ohio. I thought you might find it worth a look. Not long enough for popcorn, but enjoy it anyway! http://biggeekdad.com/2014/08/graveyard-trains/ dlm
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Interesting Preservation Video…

Milepost 874 A friend of mine sent me this video about a railroad preservation society based in Cleveland, Ohio. I thought you might find it worth a look. Not long enough for popcorn, but enjoy it anyway! http://biggeekdad.com/2014/08/graveyard-trains/ dlm
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One of the most Sceinc Railroads in the World

Milepost 873 We were fortunate enough to return to Alaska recently and took a train ride on the Alaska Railroad from Denali National Park down to Whittier. This HAS to be one of the most scenic train trips that a person can take. The trip took about nine hours and was well over...
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One of the most Sceinc Railroads in the World

Milepost 873 We were fortunate enough to return to Alaska recently and took a train ride on the Alaska Railroad from Denali National Park down to Whittier. This HAS to be one of the most scenic train trips that a person can take. The trip took about nine hours and was well over...
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