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A Tragic Event…

Milepost 1338 The recent tragedy of a railfan being struck and killed by UP’s 4-8-4 on an excursion run should be a reminder to all of us who go anywhere near railroad tracks to BE CAREFUL!  Not only did I read the article on the TRAINS website but I read the comments...

A Couple of Neat New Cars from Accurail

Milepost 1337 Accurail just announced their August releases and there are a couple of cars that are of interest to me.  These two hoppers, the Cincinnati Northern and the T&OC were both subsidiaries of the greater New York Central System.  And… both operated...

New Map from TRAINS Magazine

Milepost 1336 I came home the other day to find a rather larger mailing tube on my front porch.  Inside was the new United States railroad map published by TRAINS Magazine.  It comes in two different sizes; mine happened to be the 36×48 inch one as I plan to use it...

The Kitbash is DONE!

Milepost 1335 The kitbash is DONE! Back at Milepost 1330, I shared a photo with you from a book featuring N&W rolling stock that my friend Merv had shown me.  He thought it would be a neat car to try to ‘bash so I went to work on it. The original car was a Walthers...

This Metal Reefer Caught my Eye

Milepost 1334 From my past posts, you should by now have a pretty good idea that I really like wooden reefers.  That’s primarily because the majority of them came from an era where they were brightly painted with creative advertising slogans of the various railroads...

The Shoelace Solution

Boy, you’re gonna carry that weightCarry that weight a long time  –  the Beatles In a stern voice, my family doctor put forth the idea that I drop a few pounds. Well, maybe more that a few pounds, but I got the idea. For me, staying away from pizzas...

The Luggage Lunacy

Hey, pack’d my bags, put ’em at the door  –  Chaka Khan I needed a new piece of luggage for an upcoming trip. Time had passed to replace my aged black suitcase which, I think, I might have received as a college graduation gift. (A...

Fear of Trying

Oh, travelin’ man, love when I canBut sooner or later I’m goin’ on, yeaTravelin man  –  Bob Seger Never have been a fan of vacation trips. I prefer to stay home during vacations, only to visit a golf course, movie or visit to a family...

Angel B Gone

I can’t understand the way it goesI don’t wanna knowNo, I don’t wanna knowCuz everything I know makes me feel so lowNo, I don’t wanna know  –  Sheryl Crow Sure, there are worse fates in this life to suffer compared to having a funny TV...

What’s Mine is Mine

Can’t take it with youEverybody knowsCan’t take it with you when you go  –  Allman Brothers Band Comes a tale from the police docket of an out-of-town traveler who was stopped recently on West Main Cross Street for a traffic infraction. The driver...

 

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