Recently I've been off work for a couple weeks. So what to do with this time. Yes, trains. Seems there hasn't been a day without some railfanning in these last two weeks. Much of this has been mainline action in Roseville, Antelope, Newcastle, and Colfax, during which I'm racking up the Union Pacific collection with a few odds and ends from NS and HLCX. Even got my first couple 2500 series C45 heavies. Plenty of Amtrak too. There have been a couple special trips as well.
Ouch. Another year has gone since my last post. What happened. Guess I was busy or something. Hmmm.
Anyhow, just a quick note. I have been completely rebuilding my web site. Links shown in this blog may therefore be changed. As a workaround to any such difficulties encountered, just go to the TOUR index page, http://www.train-orders.com/TOUR.html , and scroll down to the appropriate railroad name of choice.
Meanwhile, as time allows, I may try going back through older
Some insight on what one GRJ conductor considers the better locomotive overall, GE vs EMD
Originally Posted by k3ndawg
For me, as a conductor, there are several considerations. None of which actually mean anything as far as operations are concerned.
The SDs have a tiny desk that make it nearly impossible to put up my feet during a trip. But the cooler is within easy reach and I don't have to get up to get into it. Here, in Grand Junction, we rarely see them in unit coal service, so there
Yikes. A year since my last post.
Anyhow, at long last I'm adding another page. Here are my Camas Prairie Railroad train orders:
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.
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
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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