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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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Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore? - Carole King Many folks, me included, do not care for dramatic changes. Sure, you can argue that changes make life more interesting, but that's a tough sell in my opinion. Over recent... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1041 From time to time, we talk about what is going on in the REAL railroad world and, according to an article I recently read, things aren't as hot as they once were. The chart above shows the percentage... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1040 My friend Paul sent me a page from an old 1912 railroad maintenance manual about Van Dorn ends. You may remember a few years ago, I got some "blanks" from my brother-in-law who is a machinist and was... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1039 For those of you who have been here for several years, you might think that this car looks vaguely familiar. Well, it may well look like something you have seen in the past because way back in June... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
I've got no time for you right now Don't bother me - the Beatles A young couple in a Findlay diner where sitting close to each other, engaged in deep conversation. Problem was, they each were on their individual cellphones,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
Milepost 1038 "I just stumbled onto your blog. It is very impressive and unique. Please keep blogging as you are in a niche market of intersecting trains, family, friends and philosophy. It is a most enjoyable read. God bless you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1037 You may remember back at Milepost 1012, I shared an old photo that showed a picture of the Wheeling & Lake Erie Depot in Wheeling, West Virginia. This is kind of important because pictures of that station are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
Money don't get everything it's true What it don't get I can't use - the Beatles Leave it to me to find fault with a $1.6 billion lottery. While it would be wonderful, after overcoming the huge shock of having... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1036 From time to time, I've shared the works of other modeler friends of mine with you and today, I've got another goodie. My friend Paul seems to work only from his scrap box, combining left-overs from other projects... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1035 One of the model railroad items that Santa left under my tree is this new book from MODEL RAILROADER by Jeff Wilson entitled "Modeling Structures." The book is packed with color photos of tips for modeling buildings for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
I stare into some great abyss And calculate the things I'd miss If I could only make some sense of this - Sheryl Crow So when backup Steeler quarterback Landry Jones tossed an interception late in Saturday's football playoff against... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1034 On the walls of the train display room at the Hayes Presidential Center were several very interesting period railroad photographs. One of them in particular caught my eye as there was a description that essentially said, "We have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1033 For the past several years, we have been debating on whether or not to go up to Fremont & visit the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center and see the train display that they have at Christmas. This year,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1032 Now this is a strange one... a friend sent me this photo and asked me if I had ever heard anything about "smoke abatement" on the Nickel Plate. Well, quite frankly, no, I hadn't. But a little research... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
I was perplexed at the news and subsequent enactment of a policy to transform a section of Crawford Street near the municipal building into a one-way street. Reverse angle parking was introduced, too, in which you back INTO a parking... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1031 Well, I hate to start the new year out on a sad note but this was circulated on the NKP Yahoo group recently: The Norfolk Southern Railroad has announced that its 21st Century Steam program has ended, according... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1030 Another year has flown by. This time last year seems only like a few weeks past but a lot has happened in 2015 and hopefully, there will be a lot more happening in 2016! Hopefully, this new year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at Along the Right of Way ...
We keep on waiting Waiting on the world to change - John Mayer As the clock saunters toward midnight, I am feverishly trying to find enough resolutions to make my life better. No hard changes allowed here, but not to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1029 I had mentioned back at Milepost 1020, that the Wheeling had some USRA three-bay hoppers. I also showed my proposed decals for them. Recently, I received a note from Eric, one of the Pirates who reads my blog,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1028 The Pirate crew recently added another mate to our merry band of modelers. Nevin lives in Nevada and like most of the rest of us, has an interest in railroads in the 1900-1930 time frame. As part of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's, everybody. We are stronger than those who would do us harm... This blog will return Jan. 7, 2016 probably to discuss Ohio State, smartphones or some weather we're having. Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2015 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 1027 As has been my tradition on the post before Christmas, I'll wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and an equally Happy and Prosperous New Year. As you gather with family and friends to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 1026 Because of my interest in the Nickel Plate and its predecessors, I'm always on the look-out for something that fits within those parameters. I've already mentioned that I'm working on a set of triple hoppers that were manufactured... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...
Nickel Plate calendars may be ordered at the Society's web site; http://nkphts.org/calendar/ dlm
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Milepost 1025 This year seems to have flown by. It doesn't seem all that long ago that we were just talking about the "new" 2015 and here it is, twelve months later and we will soon be talking about another... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at Along the Right of Way ...