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Some Neat Aerial Video of the North Baltimore Intermodal Yard

Milepost 1232 Mr. Maddox wanted to watch some train videos the other evening and we happened upon this one… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_9WJ2iyZOQ Tit’s a rather long one (two hours) but about 34 minutes into the presentation, there is a description of the...

It Really Helps to have a Plan

Milepost 1231 One of the reasons that it took me so long to get going on actual construction of the layout this time around was because I worked very hard on a plan for it.  I know what you’re thinking… time spent “planning” is often simply time that...

It's Beginning to Take Shape…

Milepost 1230 It’s been over a year since I tore out the old layout and said that I’d get on the new one “right away.”  But you know how those things go… other stuff gets in the way then some days, you are just plain lazy or not in the...

The Tool Car Story

Milepost 1229 Back at Milepost 1225, I shared the building of my tool car.  Some of you have asked how it came that such a rig was built in the first place.  Well, here’s the story behind the story… or as Paul Harvey used to say, “And now, the rest of...

A Different Kind of Toolbar

Milepost 1227 I don’t know about you, but I’m a Windows guy.  I suppose that there are some of you who are Apple/Mac users but I’ve always been told that “…real men do Windows!”  Anyway, as long as there has been Windows, there has...

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Doesn’t anybody stay in one place anymore?  –  Carole King Many folks, me included, do not care for dramatic changes. Sure, you can argue that changes make life more interesting, but that’s a tough sell in my opinion. Over recent weeks, three...

Phone Fun Facts No. 219

I’ve got no time for you right nowDon’t bother me  –  the Beatles A young couple in a Findlay diner where sitting close to each other, engaged in deep conversation. Problem was, they each were on their individual cellphones, engaged in deep...

Money for Nothing…

Money don’t get everything it’s trueWhat it don’t get I can’t use  –  the Beatles Leave it to me to find fault with a $1.6 billion lottery. While it would be wonderful, after overcoming the huge shock of having the prize ticket, to realize...

Did That Happen? Really?

I stare into some great abyssAnd calculate the things I’d missIf I could only make some sense of this  –  Sheryl Crow So when backup Steeler quarterback Landry Jones tossed an interception late in Saturday’s football playoff against the hated Bengals,...

Crawford Street Quandry

I was perplexed at the news and subsequent enactment of a policy to transform a section of Crawford Street near the municipal building into a one-way street. Reverse angle parking was introduced, too, in which you back INTO a parking space. In my typical knee-jerk...

 

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