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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. ...

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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