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Courier BlogMaster
Contact online editor Nabil Shaheen at [email protected] if you are interested in blogging for Findlay Publishing Co.
Interests: yoga,fitness,wellness,holistic health, meditation,nature,hiking,white water rafting
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I woke up this morning with an attitude Looked at the headline, Put me in a real bad mood - Don Henley Saw snow on my poor car on April 15 and I thought it was a very bad, very... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 824 I learned something recently. Yes, that may come as a shock that I'd admit that there was something I didn't know but that's a different story. If you have been a reader of my musings for any period... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 823 This one's a classic! Enjoy... :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml1Yf489BnI&feature=player_embedded dlm Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
I am not gonna die sober! - Jordan Belfort So says the star of our movie, Leonardo DiCaprio, as his massive, expensive yacht runs into a storm. Sure, we would like see our amoral character, Jordan Belfort, die a painful... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 822 Again, the Pirates have been busy and this latest example comes from one of the crew members. Harold is an early era model railroader and sometimes finds that cars specific to his era are kind of hard to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 821 I received some feed-back about a recent post that I did concerning the Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western Railroad that I wanted to share with the rest of those of you who lend me your ear every once... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 820 Did anyone happen to catch the article in the latest MODEL RAILROADER about super-detailing this somewhat bland looking coaling tower? Well, I happened to see it and took a closer look. After reading the article, I wasn't all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Where to now, St. Peter? - Elton John Shouldn't have shocked me, but the news that David Letterman will depart his late-night TV gig in 2015 still caught me off-guard. After more than 30 years on NBC and CBS, I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 819 It goes without saying that railroading is a very dirty business. All railroad equipment is subjected to the elements and is seldom if ever washed unless it is a part of either a crack passenger train or the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 818 A while ago, I commented on an image sent to me by my friend Ray that was a drawing of a car from a very old railroad publication. Of course, it was of the Nickel Plate Line so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Hot town, summer in the city - Lovin' Spoonful A certain sign that summer cannot be too far away is the fact that the calendar here at work is filling up with dates taken for vacation. There is a science... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 817 Is your Layout Ready for Obamacare? IRS & Dept. of Health & Human Services Offers Checklist To get you Ready for Universal Health Care Implementation. Right on the heels of a recent announcement by the FRA that all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 816 The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation group will be holding a FISH FRY on Saturday, April 5, from 5pm to 8pm at their current location at 11600 County Road 99 in Findlay. Cost of the dinner is $8 per... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
The traffic lights/They turn up blue tomorrow - Jimi Hendrix Really don't have a strong feeling about re-arranging the downtown parking in Findlay's downtown because I don't fully understand this, despite all the drawings and stories. Plans apparently have been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 815 On numerous occasions, I've talked about a lot of the neat things that come your way once people know that you are a train nut like I am. And that's the short history behind this car. It was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 814 I mentioned last time that a newspaper clipping piqued my interest in the Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western Railroad and how one could use Sanborn Maps to locate now abandoned railroads in cities where those maps were drawn.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 813 My brother-in-law stopped by the other day with a copy of this newspaper clipping from THE COURIER, showing a photo of the last run of a train between Findlay and Vanlue back in 1932. This sparked a discussion... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
When midnight comes around/ I start to lose my mind - Kinks Changes came to late night TV when Jimmy Fallon recently settled into Jay Leno's chair on the Tonight Show. Former SNLer Seth Meyers then assumed Fallon's Late Night... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 812 This one is for real! While this is a drawing and not a photo, it is a drawing of a REAL Nickel Plate Line car. But note that it is not Nickel Plate Road; there is a difference.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 811 Even after the original company was bought by Horizon Hobbies, Athearn remains one of the "heavy hitters" in the world of model railroading and their presence at the show in Novi strongly reinforced that stance. While the once... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Frank Stokes: You can wipe out an entire generation, you can burn their homes to the ground and somehow they'll still find their way back. But if you destroy their history, you destroy their achievements and it's as if they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 810 As I had mentioned in my previous post concerning the WGH show at Novi, Michigan, I was somewhat disappointed that more manufacturers weren't present there. One of the companies that was there was Bachmann Industires and their display... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 809 Perhaps it is simply because I've been to quite a few train shows of various sizes through the years that it will take more and more to impress me but I left the recent WGH (World's Greatest Hobby)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Save my life/ I'm going down for the last time - Head East I missed my turn while driving on East Sandusky Street and decided to turn around in a vacant parking lot. It was late February and slush covered... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 808 There's an old saying that goes something like, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!" And that's how this picture came to pass. I'm not sure where you are when you read this but here in NW Ohio,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...