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One of my Best Railroad Photos EVER!

Milepost 875 It’s a short post this time to share with you what I think may well be one of my BEST EVER railroad photos. We were up just west of the Intermodal Yard at North Baltimore and the sun was setting. As I was watching the setting sun, this eastbound came rolling by...

Interesting Preservation Video…

Milepost 874 A friend of mine sent me this video about a railroad preservation society based in Cleveland, Ohio. I thought you might find it worth a look. Not long enough for popcorn, but enjoy it anyway! http://biggeekdad.com/2014/08/graveyard-trains/ dlm

Sex Instead

Comes a tale via the daily docket of interesting incidents in our fair community. In one instance, according to city police, a male reportedly exposed himself inside a city convenience store one Tuesday. This occurred multiple times that same day by the same man, according to...
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One of the most Scenic Railroads in the World

Milepost 873 We were fortunate enough to return to Alaska recently and took a train ride on the Alaska Railroad from Denali National Park down to Whittier. This HAS to be one of the most scenic train trips that a person can take. The trip took about nine hours and was well over...
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Norfolk & Western 611

Milepost 871   At one time, the Norfolk Southern Railroad had quite an extensive steam program. It stabled two former Norfolk & Western steam locomotives; the Class A, 2-6-6-4 1218 and the 4-8-4 611 shown here. The locos travelled all over the NS system with long strings...
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FREEMO at the NTS

Milepost 870   While there were many layouts on display at the recent National Train Show held in Cleveland, probably one that caught the most attention was this monster FREEMO layout. As I undersand it, FREEMO works from a set of standards that allows individuals to each...

Tale of Two Stadiums

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a time of a successful fake punt, it was a time of missed field goals. But what a weekend of football! And it was only Week One. If the rest of the college and pros seasons are like last week, I’m going to have to...
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The Best Friend of Charleston

Milepost 871 While I was looking for the John Young photos that appeared in a previous post, I ran across some other interesting photos that I wanted to share with you. So we can start with the Best Friend of Charleston which visited Findlay way back in the early 1980s. This all...

Try To Remember

Understandably, people were uncomfortable last month during the muggy weather and hot temperatures. Some said they couldn’t wait for cold weather. That was an understandable, common reaction to hot weather in August. “Hot enough for you?” people would ask. Of...
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National Train Show (Part II)

Milepost 869 This is the second part of my report on the National Train Show recently held in Cleveland. The first part was published three days ago and can be seen at Milepost 868. Laser Modeling 3 is a newer company that I’m not familiar with. They had several nice...