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More MoW Equipment

Milepost 1308 It seems that every time higher management visits a railroad equipment sale (read train show here), they come away with something that either improves the railroad itself or the lives of the employees who work there.  This past trip was no exception. Over the...

I’ve Always Wanted One of These

Milepost 1307 I suppose this post is more about me that it is any particular modeling technique, layout tour, train show or photo trip.  Nonetheless, it’s something that has occupied some modeling time over the past few days so I thought I’d share it with the...

A Neat Little Lineside Structure You could Model

Milepost 1306 On a recent train watching road trip to Carey, Ohio, this little structure caught my eye.  Well, to be honest, it’s pretty hard to miss with its bright blue roof but nonetheless, I snapped a few pictures from different angles because it should be a neat...

Big Boy!

Milepost 1302 My friend Don sent me the link to this really good youtube video on the Union Pacific’s Big Boy locomotives.  It appears to be a promotional piece and is very well done. You can watch the video by clicking HERE.  It’s about twenty minutes long...

An Old MoW Car

Milepost 1301 Way back in the late 1950s, Revell was really big in the HO scale model train market.  Many of the companies that we know today weren’t even around then but Revell sure was.  I remember that my brother & I got our first train set for Christmas...

Lucky Buck?

So please, please, pleaseLet me, let me, let meLet me get what I want this time  –  the Smiths There was great joy when a family member had secured tickets for us to attend the Big Ten football championship in Indianapolis this December. Watching my Ohio...

Running on Empty

Kids want a savior, don’t need a fakeI wanna be elected  –  Alice Cooper Is it my imagination or is everybody with a pulse running for president of the United States? The posturing, the donors, the gamesmanship, the half-truths. And that’s just in the...

Protest Movement

Free meCan’t you hear that’s what I sayFree meAnyhow or anyway  –  Roger Daltrey Recent headlines of a poor Kentucky clerk caught my attention. Her beliefs conflicted with her job duties. Many took pity on her and a presidential candidate rushed to be...

Seeking Connections, Still

Someday we’ll look back on this/ and it will all seem funny  –  Bruce Springsteen Go ahead, Eric, take the plunge. Those words were spoken by an acquaintance who a.) was excited for me to finally purchase a smartphone or b.) wanted me to finally stop...

Easy Prey

Let’s say I got a habit,Let’s say it’s hard to break,Let’s say we got to do something,Before it’s just too late  –  Neil Young It’s easy, sometimes too easy, to pile on when someone is down. But some people, I think, invite such...

 

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