The day Amtrak returned to the Valley of the Sun! The last Amtrak train in Phoenix was in the mid 1990s, when service was cut out. Amtrak is touring their 40th Anniversary Train around the country, and the museum was lucky enough to host it for two days. Had a little rain but it turned out fine. You can read all about the train itself at the website Amtrak 40th.
The 406 is now a non powered control unit:
Yikes. A year since my last post.
Anyhow, at long last I'm adding another page. Here are my Camas Prairie Railroad train orders:
There has been a lot of progress out at the Arizona Railway Museum in Chandler. It's been fun watching old equipment arrive into the collection, followed by lots of hard work over the years and finally getting proper restoration. This museum is really a jewel, and worth seeing if you are in the area.
SP 7241 continues to be worked on. The top is done, and prep work on the sides is progressing. The car originally hauled racing horses, and later was a baggage car. I really like the swing
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
It's been a while since my last entry. I've uploaded my SP&S train order collection. Also in that same TOUR section are what I have from the Oregon Trunk RY, and the Oregon Electric RY.
CSX was involved in a big mess when a coal shove tangled with the main in Miller IN, April of this year. Fortunately, no one was hurt and no toxics came into play.
I was staying within a mile of this wreck, and happened upon the cleanup that was going on in May. There are several homes that somehow did not get struck, although nearby stands of trees were being cut and thinned from the damage.
All of the spine cars were dragged together and chopped up into "small"
Updated November 23rd, 2012 at 06:18 PM by campp
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 05:15 AM by Switchman
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)
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
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
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
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,
I have just finished completely updating my B&M train orders web page, with more paper added:
Been a while since my last update. I have added several railroads to my web site TOUR:
Ann Arbor RR
Delaware & Hudson RR/RY
Plus a batch of smaller companies, which can be seen here:
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
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