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Some Spectacular Fall Colors

Milepost 884   I’m going to go just a little out of order here but after we attended the NKPHTS Convention in Canton (more about that in a future post), we headed east into Pennsylvania for a little train watching amidst the fall colors and Mother Nature did NOT let us...

Trackside Signals from the Rulebook

Milepost 883 So you think you want to be a railroader, huh? Well… take a look at these signals and learn them all. If you are going to operate a train, you need to know how to safely proceed into the next block or across the next crossing or even through the next...
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Trackside Signals from the Rulebook

Milepost 883 So you think you want to be a railroader, huh? Well… take a look at these signals and learn them all. If you are going to operate a train, you need to know how to safely proceed into the next block or across the next crossing or even through the next...

You Say It’s Your Birthday

Spent a warm afternoon on the golf course that I had to myself recently. The kind attendant provided me with senior discount rate even though I wasn’t sure what the right age was to qualify such a reward. He wished me well, and I proceeded to play like a drunken frat boy....
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Some Interesting Things from the Rulebook — Whistle Signals

Milepost 882 Lots of times, people complain about the seemingly excessive use of the railroad locomotive’s whistle. I don’t think it gets used nearly as much today since most every crewman is equipped with a walkie-talkie and audible signals needing to be heard a mile...
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Some Interesting Things from the Rulebook — Whistle Signals

Miolepost 882 Lots of times, people complain about the seemingly excessive use of the railroad locomotive’s whistle. I don’t think it gets used nearly as much today since most every crewman is equipped with a walkie-talkie and audible signals needing to be heard a...

A Most Unique Gift

Milepost 881 When I was in college in Bluffton during the early 1970s, I often spent quite a bit of time down at the old station taking pictures of passing trains. If I was lucky, they would have a pick-up or a set-out and I’d get some really interesting shots. One day, I...

This Is Where I Leave You

Welcome to my world – Horry Callen Hard to please some movie critics. Early reviews of “This Is Where I Leave You” were not kind. Some critics were underwhelmed by the stars in this flick. This story has a family coming together under one roof following the...

RAILROAD MODEL CRAFTSMAN Lives Again!

Milepost 880 Back at Milepost 866, I mentioned that RAILROAD MODEL CRAFTSMAN was ceasing publication. Well, there is good news about the magazine and its sister publication RAILROAD & RAILFAN; it has been purchased by White River Publishing Co. This post recently appeard on...
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New Drop End Gondola from Bachmann

Milepost 879   OK, I’m not sure just how “new” this car is but it was new to me when I saw it sitting on the hobby shop shelves so I had to check it out. The gondola is from Bachmann who has done a lot in recent years to lift themselves out of the...