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If you like streetcars, New Orleans is for you

I’m visiting New Orleans for a conference, and decided to get around via streetcar. I imagine this is what it […]


Patapsco and Back River Back When There Was a Patapsco and Back River

The story of Sparrows Point’s decline and eventual destruction is a sad one. I feel that it’s made even sadder […]


Pittsburgh, May 2016

It’s been a long time since I was last in Pittsburgh, and even longer since I last did train stuff […]


CSX Never Fails to Impress

Today I was out running some errands in Baltimore and had a moment to kill. I happened to notice that […]


Post 2016 Blizzard NS and “NS” Action

It’s a beautiful day, the 30″ of snow from this week’s blizzard has melted down to a manageable 18″, and […]


Chasing NS H25 Out of York

I was incredibly excited to catch NS’s “Yorkie” job heading north out of York on the former NCR (that I […]

Former CP at Kennett Square PA.

Retro Photos: The Octoraro /Brandywine Valley / Delaware Valley in the Early 2000

I was really interested in the Octoraro Railroad when I was younger. It was about 30 minutes from home, but […]


CSX Coal at Curtis Bay

I had a few hours to get out and about today, so, while on my way to go work on […]


The 2015 N Scale Weekend Trip To Cumberland

The Bedford (now Altoona) N Scale Weekend is a great event. The show itself has always been interesting, but it […]

Something old and something new: one of the remaining AEM-7s pulls one of the new Viewliner baggage cars.

Trying Out My New Camera on the NEC

I recently purchased a new camera, and spent a few hoursĀ getting familiar with it in a familiar setting: the Martin […]