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A Very Old Photo…

Milepost 1323 I’m sure that I’ve shared with you the fact that many of the Pirates that I hang out with, email-wise, like to model turn of the century era railroads.  However, this photo even predates that era.  Our resident expert guesses maybe in the 1880...

A Truly Memorable Experience…

Milepost 1322 If you are a regular reader of my ramblings here, you know that from time to time, I depart from the regular helpings of model railroading and their prototypes to bring up things that I feel are truly special things that I’d like to share with you.  So it...

A Little Advertising…

Milepost 1321 As the Nickel Plate Historical Society continues discussions as to how best to recruit new members, I decided I would start my own miniature advertising campaign.  I was looking around on the Bay the other night and came across some Walthers Cornerstone...

A “What if???” Caboose

Milepost 1320 As many of you Nickel Platers know, the International Car Company in Kenton built some of the NKP’s very successful bay window cabooses in the latter years of the Nickel Plate Road.  The Nickel Plate caboose fleet was woefully inadequate in that the...

An Interesting Email

Milepost 1315 I received an interesting email the other day from a gentleman who sent me a picture of a Nickel Plate medal that he had gotten from somewhere.  He wanted to know what it was.  I shared the image he sent me with our BoD and rather quickly received this...

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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