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Courier BlogMaster
Contact the online editor blogmaster@thecourier.com if you are interested in blogging for Findlay Publishing Co.
Interests: nature,hiking,whitewater rafting
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Milepost 1257 At the 2017 Trainfest held in Milwaukee recently, Accurail unveiled another new 36' boxcar that should be available sometime in the next three months. The Fowler, an outside braced innovative design was one of the first cars to... Continue reading
Posted 20 minutes ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1256 Menard's Home Improvement stores have added several new model railroad products to their ever-expanding line. Most of the items are in O scale but there are a few HO buildings that have caught my eye. Both buildings come... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1255 Yes, you did read that correctly... Railroads and Boat Races! It seems that back in the early 1900s, boat races, regattas, were quite a popular sport, especially in the New England area. And, since railroads often run along... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
Tuesday morning Please be gone I'm tired of you What have you got to lose? - Crosby, Stills, Nash. A few summers ago, I had a foot operation which curtailed my golf outings. Not that I'm known for great golfing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
I'm not sure that it will make the new layout. I'm thinking of using it on the mantle to display a prized custom painted NKP Berk... or I might just build it... because I CAN!!!
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Milepost 1254 The official layout inspector, Mr. Maddox, paid me a visit the other day. He heard noises up in Grampa's train room and just had to check it out. So when he came up, I decided that, believe it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1253 The last time we talked about layout progress, the corner in the background was still open framework as was most of the rest of it. As you can see, progress is being steadily made as shown in these... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1252 From time to time, I've shared some of my exploits with some of the Pirates with you. I've only met a few of them yet there are close to a couple dozen now in our merry little crew.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
Time it was, And what a time it was It was . . . A time of innocence A time of confidences - Simon & Garfunkel Times are rare when my Ohio State Buckeyes and Pittsburgh Steelers each turn in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1251 To add to the aesthetics and to add space in the aisles of my layout, I added corners that were at approximate 45° angles. I wasn't sure how I was gong to secure these odd angles since most... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1250 It's hard to tell from these photos but progress continues on the new layout. As you can see, I have added a lot more of the edge pieces and am down to only a few left to do.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
I've been high, I've been low, I've been yes, and I've been oh, hell no! I've been rock 'n roll and disco, Won't you save me San Francisco? - Train A news account that caught my eye was the White... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1253 The last time we talked about layout progress, the corner in the background was still open framework as was most of the rest of it. As you can see, progress is being steadily made as shown in these... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1249 A Haunting Tale on the Tracks of the Lake Erie & Western Several Train Crews Verify the Sight of the Ghost of the Conductor who Lost his Life Nearby... It was a cold and gloomy night on October... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1248 The phone rang a while ago and my friend Mike asked me if I wanted to go to a train show up in Milan, Ohio. Duh... do fish know how to swim??!? OF COURSE I wanted to go...... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
Why can't we be friends Why can't we be friends? - War In a polite society there would be no need for hand gestures or angry glares. A relative of mine, while driving, will point at another motorist that has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1247 According to a recent article in THE COURIER, operations at the CSX Intermodal Yard in North Baltimore will be scaled back as part of a cost-cutting "better efficiency" program being undertaken by the railroad. We haven't been train... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1246 One of the Pirates sent this along recently asking if anyone knew what it might have been for. The engine appears to be from the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CB&Q) but the postcard gave little other information to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
Before the night is through You will see my point of view Even if I have to scream and shout - Prince Seems that when I start to complain about life in general, it's hard to stop. Last week's blog... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1245 Last weekend was "wave the NKPHTS flag day" as Janet & I were at the Berea Train Show on behalf of the Nickel Plate Historical and Technical Society. Along with NKPHTS Treasurer, Bruce Blonder, we sold some NKP... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1244 Back at Mileposts 1238 & 1239, I mentioned getting some pictures from back home. Recently I found something else of interest that I wanted to share as it would make a pretty easy kitbash project for you to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1243 The only real hitch in the entire Convention that was apparent to most of the attendees was a bit of a mix-up in the banquet's guest speaker arrangements. For whatever reason, the original speaker was unable to attend... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
Tired of waiting/ Tired of waiting for you - the Kinks Inside a shop selling cell phones, I was behind a woman who was convinced that she was owed a sweetheart of a deal from the store manager. From what... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1242 After our tour of the Terminal Tower, we were all hungry so lunch in the English Oak Room was a most welcomed break in the activities. The Oak Room is another part of the Tower that has been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1241 One of the highlights of our NKPHTS Convention was a visit to and tour of the Terminal Tower in downtown Cleveland. The tower, seen here in front of the Key Bank building, is no longer the tallest building... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Along the Right of Way ...