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Fun(?) from Yesteryear…

Milepost 1235 A few weeks ago, I attended a model railroad show in Van Wert.  It was very nicely done with lots of vendors, plenty of parking and well organized.  One of the many nice things that the organizers did was to have a table of “freebies” where...

Front Page News!

Milepost 1234 OK, so I’m bragging.  I submitted one of the photos to our local newspaper, THE COURIER, that I took of 765 as she roared through North Findlay last Tuesday.  I included a caption with a few facts about the loco.  This is what I saw this AM when...

NKP 765 Roars Through North Findlay

Milepost1233 These pictures speak louder than words!  Enough said! dlm

Some Neat Aerial Video of the North Baltimore Intermodal Yard

Milepost 1232 Mr. Maddox wanted to watch some train videos the other evening and we happened upon this one… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_9WJ2iyZOQ Tit’s a rather long one (two hours) but about 34 minutes into the presentation, there is a description of the...

It Really Helps to have a Plan

Milepost 1231 One of the reasons that it took me so long to get going on actual construction of the layout this time around was because I worked very hard on a plan for it.  I know what you’re thinking… time spent “planning” is often simply time that...

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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