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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...

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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