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Courier BlogMaster
Contact online editor Nabil Shaheen at nabilshaheen@thecourier.com 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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Milepost 878 A few posts back (Milepost 873, Sept. 16th), I mentioned that we had made a return trip to Alaska. Most of you will remember that we were there last year and while we were there, we decided that... Continue reading
Posted 39 minutes ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 877 It seems like others have been getting the jump on me when it comes to recent modeling projects. I have a lot going on with Society (NKPHTS) business as well as other things that seem to keep my... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 876 Really? A crane mounted on a yard locomotive? A BIG crane? My friend Paul has been at it again! This time, his creation is a yard switcher with a front-mounted crane. As usual, his work is above average,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Along the Right of Way ...
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more - Ray Charles A police car in my neighborhood caught my attention. This drama deepened when a city policeman knocked on an apartment door in my neighborhood. The officer... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 875 It's a short post this time to share with you what I think may well be one of my BEST EVER railroad photos. We were up just west of the Intermodal Yard at North Baltimore and the sun... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 874 A friend of mine sent me this video about a railroad preservation society based in Cleveland, Ohio. I thought you might find it worth a look. Not long enough for popcorn, but enjoy it anyway! http://biggeekdad.com/2014/08/graveyard-trains/ dlm Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Comes a tale via the daily docket of interesting incidents in our fair community. In one instance, according to city police, a male reportedly exposed himself inside a city convenience store one Tuesday. This occurred multiple times that same day... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 873 We were fortunate enough to return to Alaska recently and took a train ride on the Alaska Railroad from Denali National Park down to Whittier. This HAS to be one of the most scenic train trips that a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 871 At one time, the Norfolk Southern Railroad had quite an extensive steam program. It stabled two former Norfolk & Western steam locomotives; the Class A, 2-6-6-4 1218 and the 4-8-4 611 shown here. The locos travelled all over... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a time of a successful fake punt, it was a time of missed field goals. But what a weekend of football! And it was only Week... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 871 While I was looking for the John Young photos that appeared in a previous post, I ran across some other interesting photos that I wanted to share with you. So we can start with the Best Friend of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 870 While there were many layouts on display at the recent National Train Show held in Cleveland, probably one that caught the most attention was this monster FREEMO layout. As I undersand it, FREEMO works from a set of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 869 This is the second part of my report on the National Train Show recently held in Cleveland. The first part was published three days ago and can be seen at Milepost 868. Laser Modeling 3 is a newer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Understandably, people were uncomfortable last month during the muggy weather and hot temperatures. Some said they couldn't wait for cold weather. That was an understandable, common reaction to hot weather in August. "Hot enough for you?" people would ask. Of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 868 A little over six weeks ago, the National Train Show was held in Cleveland, Ohio, and I was fortunate enough to attend with several of my model railroad friends. The show is always held as part of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 867 Recently, I featured a post of a photo by John J. Young, a noted railroad photographer in the Ohio Valley. I received enough comments about him that I thought I'd share some of his other work. While I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Don't dream it's over - Crowded House There I was, planning a few events for a much anticipated Labor Day holiday. A golf outing to end this summer, a cookout and quality porch time. Eagerly anticipated the football season opener... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 866 It has been rumored for a long time that Carstens Publications has had some serious financial difficulties. If the rumor mill is to be believed, those financial issues have come to a head and the news isn't good... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 865 Back at Milepost 853 then again at Milepost 857, I told you about the Wheeling & Lake Erie station at Kent, Ohio, being in jeopardy of being torn down and then later, rescued from destruction. A cousin in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Why do they call it "rush hour" when nothing moves? - Robin Williams Still trying to absord the loss of Robin Williams, who reportedly took his own life in early August. He was one of the few entertainers I looked... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 864 This will be a great way to start off a series of posts about the recent National Model Train show that was recently held in Cleveland. The layout is an O scale pike that was on display as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 863 They just keep adding to it... new attractions are featured in this updated video from Germany's Miniatur Wunderland... the worlds largest HO scale layout! https://www.youtube.com/embed/ACkmg3Y64_s?rel= I need to go there someday! :) dlm Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
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Milepost 862 In my previous post, I mentioned the above caboose and how it caught my eye as being unusual for the Wheeling & Lake Erie. After a little research, I decided that I need to pursue modeling one of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...
Recently bought two cool shirts at a city department store and felt pretty good about myself. Until. At the register, a clerk inquired if I wanted to take advantage of the senior citizen discount. What were my options? Lie, since... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Schaadt in the Dark
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Milepost 861 It always starts out innocent enough... I see a picture and say, "Gee, that's nice..." but after looking more closely, I invariably see something or read something in the caption that just doesn't seem right. Take the above... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Along the Right of Way ...