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Tie Mover or Ice Tongs?

Milepost 904 We had Janet’s family’s Thanksgiving celebration on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. After being married to her for 40+ years, her family knows of my interest in trains and most anything railroad related. So it was with a little excitement in his voice that...

Bye, Bye Late Late

Can’t recall when I first noticed this peculiar late-night TV talk show host staring into the camera. This Scot was standing way too close to the camera. I was intrigued. My late night television habit had included watching David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on week nights. But...
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Ohio Oil in Charleston, Illinois

Milepost 903 Tony was very pleased with the Marathon delivery tryck I sent him. You may recall that back at Milepost 898, I told you about doing the research for and then creating the artwork for the truck. I sent it to him since he was the person who was looking for one in the...
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Older Railroads in Hancock County

Milepost 902   As can bee seen in this map sketch from an old article in THE COURIER, there was quite a bit of railroad activity in Hancock County back in the heyday of railroading. And, for those of you who are “locals,” there are quite a few towns shown on this...

Getting Called Out

I’ve got no time for you right now Don’t bother me – the Beatles The irony wasn’t lost on me after receiving multiple, unwelcome telephone solicitation calls … from my telephone company. Seems they wanted to sell me a package of phone and TV...
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A Few More Rules…

Milepost 901     I may be going about this backwards, but in my review of the NKP Rulebook that I mentioned a while ago, the first few pages are dedicated to General Rules. I’m listing them here last but perhaps they should have been first. Anyway, I hope you...
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Age of Steam Roundhouse

Milepost 900 I was given some very interesting information about the Age of Steam Roundhouse located in Eastern Ohio. The pictures and building data was provided by AoS so I thought I would share it here. Click on the above image for a larger version. The roundhouse is the first...
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Persistance Pays Off!

Milepost 899 Quite some time ago, I had mentioned here that I was looking for photos of the railroad station at Leipsic, Ohio. It was originally built by the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad as a joint station to be shared with the NKP. I’m a die-hard Nickel Plate...

The Popcorn Option

Before the Black Friday shopping madness, I bought a new microwave to replace my ancient model. Inside a department store I was met with a wall of microwaves with various sizes, options and prices. Some were small, intended for college dorms, perhaps. Over-the-counter ovens were...
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Just in Time for Winter… a Fuel Oil Delivery Truck

Milepost 898 This project started a long time ago when there was a post in the NKP Modelers’ Group asking if anyone knew anything about Marathon delivery trucks from the 1950s. Well, since I live in Findlay at the home of the Marathon Petroleum Company, it seemed like it...