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A Couple of Odds & Ends…

Milepost 1297 Photo: Ohio Railroad Stations, Past & Present You may remember last time I mentioned that there was something amiss with the caption on the photo of a train wreck down at Arlington, Ohio.  Well, I learned something…  It seems that the Lake Erie...

Another Local Railroad Mystery…

Milepost 1296 Well, it’s no “mystery” what happened here… some cars jumped the track and immediately created a railroad junkyard.  What is a though is the text on the back of the card.  It reads “LE&W wreck in Arlington.” ...

Behind Every Photo, there’s (susually) a Story…

Milepost 1295 The boys down at the shops on the Eastern Division of the Nickel Plate Road really have outdone themselves with their latest project.  You see, the Division Superintendent was getting kind of sick & tired of the “brass hats” having their own...

Those Stubborn Decals!

Milepost 1294 You might remember back at Milepost 1272, I reported a miserable failure in trying to make white decals by printing the car’s color onto white decal paper.  Everything was going fine until I cut and applied them.  That’s when I noticed that...

New Nickel Plate Boxcar

Milepost 1293 This is an unusual one.  When the Nickel Plate ordered some new boxcars way back in the nineteen & teens, the 36-foot wooden boxcars that they ordered were rather unique.  First, they were among the first freight carts to use stamped metal ends. ...

Racing Profiling

Speed on, speed onLong before ya know it, you’ll be up and goneSpeed on, speed on  –  Nicky Hopkins Comes a police report last fall of a Wood County motorist in a lime green sports car stopped for speeding on Hancock County 140. Now, if I had enough...

The Intern

Keep moving  –  Ben Whittaker That was the advice of Ben, the 70-year-old widower who is looking for the next chapter in his life. So Robert De Niro’s character applies for a senior internship (get it? a senior citizen internship) at a hot new...

Things That Go Texting Into the Night

As Halloween creeps closer, thought this would be prime time to review what scares me. First of all, motorists who text and drive while making a turn onto West Trenton Avenue during rush hour terrifies me to death. If other people don’t have any interest in their...

Fall Preview

Spent many a blog bemoaning the fading quality of TV shows. Since “Breaking Bad” and “Justified” have left the airwaves, there has been a hole in my viewing schedule. “Life in Pieces,” a new comedy about an odd family on CBS, is intriguing with...

Not So Funny Bone

The argument was afoot when Rolling Stone magazine asked readers to mention their funniest movies of all time. To me, a classic comedy is a movie that can be watched many times and still enlist chuckles. Readers listed Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles” as the top...

 

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