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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 1308 It seems that every time higher management visits a railroad equipment sale (read train show here), they come away with something that either improves the railroad itself or the lives of the employees who work there. This past... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Along the Right of Way ...
Didn't purchase my usual haul of popcorn and root beer prior to entering a movie theater to watch "A Quiet Place." That's because I didn't want to miss one second of this horror film for a restroom break. Directed and... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1307 I suppose this post is more about me that it is any particular modeling technique, layout tour, train show or photo trip. Nonetheless, it's something that has occupied some modeling time over the past few days so I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1306 On a recent train watching road trip to Carey, Ohio, this little structure caught my eye. Well, to be honest, it's pretty hard to miss with its bright blue roof but nonetheless, I snapped a few pictures from... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
Did I hear you say that there must be a catch? Will you walk away from a fool and his money? - Badfinger What began as a chore to consolidate my cellphone and Internet services ended with a new smart... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1305 The weather finally warmed up a little a few days ago and for the first time in quite a while, we grabbed the camera and headed out in search of some rail action. For something a little different,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1304 As some of you know, I'm the manager of the Nickel Plate Historical & Technical Society's online Company Store. We try to have things that would be of interest to Nickel Plate fans and modelers for sale there.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2018 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1303 I was still setting up at the train show I told you about a couple of miles ago when my friend Mike came back from a preliminary survey of the wares available at other tables. "Someone's got a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Along the Right of Way ...
Stop dragging my heart around - Petty and Nicks So I stepped into a local phone dealership because I was having trouble assigning more ringtones to my (not so) smartphone. Now, my cellphone is almost three years of age, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1302 My friend Don sent me the link to this really good youtube video on the Union Pacific's Big Boy locomotives. It appears to be a promotional piece and is very well done. You can watch the video by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1301 Way back in the late 1950s, Revell was really big in the HO scale model train market. Many of the companies that we know today weren't even around then but Revell sure was. I remember that my brother... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at Along the Right of Way ...
Don't wait for answers Just take your chances Don't ask me why - Billy Joel The saga with my aging VCR continued, not without unexpected consequences. I had to change the clock on the DVD/VCR machine to comply with Daylight... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1300 First off, I hope that you all had a very enjoyable Easter. We got together with our family and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Over the past few days, I've had a chance to actually spend a little time... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Along the Right of Way ...
Well, unfortunately it IS true. The April Fool's part is that it probably isn't the perfect solution!
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Milepost 1299 Have you ever noticed that sometimes, it just seems like you have way too much stuff? I'm not talking about an extra few car kits, an extra building or two, one or two spare locomotives and of course,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at Along the Right of Way ...
You don't sound different, I've learned the game I'm looking through you, you're not the same - the Beatles My head was spinning. The problem was that my credit card was set to expire while a new, replacement one hadn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1298 A friend of mine recently passed this link to me: Click HERE It takes you to a live video feed of the action at Horseshoe Curve in Pennsylvania. This one could be a REAL time waster! :) I've... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1297 Photo: Ohio Railroad Stations, Past & Present You may remember last time I mentioned that there was something amiss with the caption on the photo of a train wreck down at Arlington, Ohio. Well, I learned something... It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at Along the Right of Way ...
Because through love comes calm, and through calm comes thought. And you need thought to detect stuff sometimes, Jason. It's kinda all you need. You don't even need a gun - Chief Willoughby After watching "Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1296 Well, it's no "mystery" what happened here... some cars jumped the track and immediately created a railroad junkyard. What is a though is the text on the back of the card. It reads "LE&W wreck in Arlington." The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1295 The boys down at the shops on the Eastern Division of the Nickel Plate Road really have outdone themselves with their latest project. You see, the Division Superintendent was getting kind of sick & tired of the "brass... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2018 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1294 You might remember back at Milepost 1272, I reported a miserable failure in trying to make white decals by printing the car's color onto white decal paper. Everything was going fine until I cut and applied them. That's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at Along the Right of Way ...
Dixon : What are you, an idiot? Desk Sergeant : Don't call me an idiot, Dixon! Dixon : I didn't call you an idiot, I asked if you was an idiot... That was a question. - Three Billboards Outside Ebbin,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1293 This is an unusual one. When the Nickel Plate ordered some new boxcars way back in the nineteen & teens, the 36-foot wooden boxcars that they ordered were rather unique. First, they were among the first freight carts... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1292 My friend Paul sent me this one. It is an article referring to the longest load ever hauled by the Nickel Plate Road. By clicking on the image above, you should get an image large enough to easily... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Along the Right of Way ...