Hallett Tower in Toledo

Milepost 979 OK, here we go with towers again.  But this one is a little different for a few reasons.  First, it’s UGLY!  I mean, most towers seem to have that quaint, railroad look; this one does not.  It’s just a plain box of a building with some...

Summer’s End

Rainy day people all know there’s no sorrow they can’t rise above  –  Gordon Lightfoot As July bleeds into August, there is little solace in the fact that this summer is almost over. Just where did this summer go? Washed away with some plans that...

How Would this be for Your Next Family Gathering?

Milepost 978 During the recent Fourth of July parade here in Findlay, Dick Romick of the Romick Railway entered his train as one of the units.  Now, is this cool or what?  Can you imagine at your next family reunion where there are plenty of kids, having this train to...

Nice Chesapeake and Ohio Alleghenny Video

Milepost 977 You know how it is, you go looking for one thing and you find something else.  I wanted to share a model railroad video based on the Wheeling & Lake Erie with a friend.  While I was looking for it, I ran across this video.  It is shot pretty well...

Projects…

Milepost 976 So… what projects are you working on model railroad-wise?  Currently, I have three in some stage of construction or planning. From a long time ago, the construction of the Arcadia, Ohio, wooden LE&W tower is in its early stages.  I’ve...
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Rebel Without a Cause

Well, maybe I’m a little rough around the edgesInside a little hollowI get faced with some things sometimesThat are so hard to swallow  –  Tom Petty Still amazed at the continued uproar with the confederate flag. I think it’s great that some...

Driver Mystery Solved!

Milepost 975 I have received many very favorable comments about the posts concerning my friend David’s great O scale layout which was featured at Mileposts 969 & 970.  But one question has come up several times and I’m here to lay to rest the mystery. One of...

PLEASE, Don’t Ignore those Flashing Lights & Crossing Gates

Milepost 974 This is a simple message and a heartfelt plea from me to you… PLEASE do not ignore the flashing lights & crossing arms at a railroad crossing.  As far as I know, the trains are undefeated in contests with automobiles (or any other vehicles) in grade...

Thank You For Not Participating

And though you came with sword held high/You did not conquer, only die  –  Procol Harum I expected letters to the editor containing harsh comments and predictions of Armageddon in response to a Supreme Court ruling that same sex marriage is constitutional....

Getting Stuck in the Hole…

Milepost 973 This is a “picture story” that will be pretty easy to understand but does well explain the concept of “getting stuck in the hole,” as experienced from time to time by prototype railroaders.  One of the places that I do like to watch...