Yeah a bit behind but I'm uploading here. so enjoy the pictoral update:
First part of the staging yard. Three tracks at both ends, met by a fourth due to double switches.
The Old Tube Lights
I installed the old 48" double tube fluorescent fixtures from the Halland layout. In total 3 fixtures were installed;
99-year-old locomotive arrives in Auburn for bridge's 100th birthday party
By Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer
AUBURN CA - The last of a line of locomotives that labored in the American River Canyon as part of the mine bringing limestone out of the Cool quarry, Engine No. 202 arrived in Auburn on Friday to help celebrate the 100th birthday of the Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge.
A little worse for wear after a recent run-in with copper thieves at the Clarksburg
A bit of a diversion from the direction the last few posts were going...
No, I don't mean Alcos.
I suppose many non-US export diesels qualify to some extent by being as custom-built as steam.
What most gives a diesel (or electric!) this status for me are, boringly, wheel configurations like steam. Side rods http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix/at/...1/1161_016.jpg http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix/at/.../060706-08.jpg
Updated May 19th, 2012 at 05:25 AM by Triplex
This isn't a question of "what event made me interested". I can't trace that, though I can trace many that shaped my view of railways.
Most children are attracted to trains. Why do some people maintain that interest? What in their personality and worldview makes them inclined to it?
I didn't think about this at the time, but it's obvious now. (I articulated it in response to my own question "Why am I not a car person?")
I'm autistic, obsessive-compulsive,