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  1. The Story of the Founding of the Internet and then the rest of the story.

    by , October 22nd, 2012 at 04:49 AM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    The Founding of the Internet
    The Internet has become indispensablele to Model Train Forums, On Line Hobby Shops,
    As well as a research tool for railroad history. So I began to wonder about how it began. I believe I've found the answer;

    A lot of folks have claimed credit for the founding of the Internet and WWW.
    A friend of mine who knows I am always seeking and a seeker of the Truth ...

    Updated October 28th, 2012 at 04:15 AM by Switchman

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    Switchman Tall Tales and Stories - Model RR Related , Railfanning
  2. Worlds Greatest Modelers Home Town N with Todays News or is it Yesterdays news Today

    by , September 10th, 2012 at 03:06 PM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    Todays News or is it Yesterdays news Today. Anyway here are the headlines from the "Worlds Greatest Modelers" home town newspaper, The Jot 'Em Down Daily News. It is a uniquely good thinking paper and brings the news quickly with clear understandable headlines.

    The Jot 'Em Down Daily News is located in the town of Muck City in Tattlersville County, Alabama. The meaning of the towns name is "Hog Gathering Place." The town was on the Sawokli (meaning Johnny Raccoon) ...
  3. A few Old Related Train Jokes

    by , September 10th, 2012 at 02:55 PM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    Lawyer and a Farmer

    A lawyer gets on a train to go to London. He sits next to a poor farmer. To pass the time the lawyer decides to play a game with the guy.

    "I will ask you a question and if you get it wrong, you have to pay me £1 pound. Then you ask me a question, and if I get it wrong, you get £10. You ask me a question first."


    The farmer thinks for a while. "I know", he says, "what has three legs, takes 10 hours to climb up a
    ...
  4. Castleberry, AL Passenger Train Collision, May, 3, 1936

    by , September 10th, 2012 at 02:50 PM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    Train stories
    Copyright 08-07-2012 by RFL

    Todays News or is it Yesterday’s news Today. Anyway here are some stories from the "
    WorldsGreatest Modelers" home town newspaper, The Jot 'EmDown Daily News. It is a uniquely good thinking paper and brings the news quickly with clear understandable headlines.

    Castleberry, AL Passenger Train Collision, May, 3, 1936

    W. J. Quinn, newspaperman ...
  5. The Boilling Alabama Train Wreck of 1896

    by , September 10th, 2012 at 02:39 PM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    Today’s News or is it Yesterday’s news today. Anyway the "Worlds Greatest Modeler's" home town newspaper, The Jot 'Em Down Daily News, Brings you the first in a series of original Alabama Train wreck stories.

    The Boilling Train Wreck Of 1896

    Copyright 06-21-2012 by RFL


    The Rome and Decatur Railroad ran a daily passenger round trip from Birmingham to Montgomery. It assigned train number 310 to the Birmingham to Montgomery leg and train number 110 ...
  6. Part 2 of 2 WGM's Train Ride to Burnt Corn, Alabama on a 4-4-0 American

    by , September 10th, 2012 at 02:29 PM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    As the Direct debit membership and professional development stock and credit administrator as well as the official Bin Man for the, "World’greatest Modeler" here is a tale of the WGM’s wife's, Aunt HenriettaTutwiler.

    Part 2 of 2

    The Ghost of My Aunt Henrietta Tutwiler
    Copyright 06-02-2012by RFL

    My name is Agnes Grace Magnuson. And once a month, I would ride the old Tuscumbia Railway, from Burnt Corn Alabama to Muck City,Alabama. My Aunt, ...
  7. Part 1 of 2 WGM's Train Ride to Burnt Corn, Alabama on a 4-4-0 American

    by , May 29th, 2012 at 03:35 AM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    As the Direct debit membership and professional development stock and credit administrator as well as the official Bin Man for the, "World’s Greatest Modeler" here is a tale of the WGM’s wife's Great, Great, Great Aunt Agnes, her Uncle Andre, and the ghost that inhabited his Mother-in-law's (Theodosia) and father-in-Law’s (Zachariah) farmhouse.

    Part 1 of 2.

    A Train Trip to Burnt Corn

    Copyright 05-20-2012 by ...
  8. Close Encounters of the Haunted Kind

    by , July 17th, 2009 at 05:15 AM (Switchman's Blog 98.5% Train Related)
    My Wife and I often make the trip from Birmingham to Irvington Alabama to visit our grand kids and our children.


    We lived in the area for about 32 years and over time became familiar with most of the local legends.

    The one that interested me the most was the rumors of some haunted railroad tracks off highway ninety (hgwy. 90) just outside of Theodore. I, my wife and Children crossed these tracks on a daily basis.

    If you saw the movie " Close
    ...