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Remembering…

Milepost 1318 This is Memorial Day Weekend.  Many of us look at another day off, a day for a picnic or the time to watch the Indy 500.  But sometime during the weekend… perhaps at church, while listening to the invocation at the 500 or even when saying...

NKPHTS Spring Board Meeting

Milepost 1317 The Spring Board Meeting of the NKPHTS was recently held at the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek, Ohio.  One of our more active members is an employee of AOS and made the day-long event possible.  While rather routine matters were addressed by the...

An Old Catalog

Milepost 1316 In addition to marveling at some of the workmanship of modelers from many years ago who didn’t have access to all of the ready-made parts we have today, one of my favorite activities when I read through old copies of MODEL RAILROADER or RAILROAD MODEL...

One HUGE Hunk of Steel!

Milepost 1315   The spring board meeting of the Nickel Plate Historical & Technical Society was held on May 5 at the Age of Steam Roundhouse complex near Sugarcreek, Ohio.  It was a wonderful opportunity to tour the facilities and to get to see Nickel Plate 763...

2018 NKPHTS Model of the Year is Now Available

Milepost 1314 The third member of the Nickel Plate Historical and Technical Society’s Model of the Year program is now available in the NKPHTS’ Company Store.  This particular car was found in a farm field in Michigan back in the late 1990s.  The hope was...

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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Along the Right of Way – Ramblings of model railroader, Dan Merkel