– New and improved!

Hi everybody and welcome to our new and improved website!  The great thing about the new site is that when I do an update, it is done on every page with a minimum of work.  You can now also search for an item in our search box.

Easier To Find

Let me know what you think of the new site.  Notice that you can leave comments. Please keep them clean and charitable!  Comments will not be on for all postings..

A note to our suppliers: Please check your listing and let me know of any changes. In your eMail subject, write “Supplier Update”.  On your listing, you will see tags.  Let me know if there are any tags that would explain your products.  All tags should be one word.  Also, let me know if you would like to be in another category (one category per listing, please.)  If there is another category, let me know and I can add it.  Listings are limited to Live Steam suppliers.  No model trains, etc.

Subscribe and Share

In the upper right hand corner of the home page, you can subscribe via your eMail.  This will allow you to receive automatic updates via RSS.  Below each post, there is a little green box with the words “share this”.  If you click on the share this, you will be able to eMail and do a number of other this.

Share Your Project

Are you building a locomotive, a railroad or doing something that will help others in the hobby.  Please send me some pictures and a short article and I will post it here.

Problems With This Site!

Please let me know of any problems with this site.  Also, check out your club’s, supplier’s, etc… listings and let me know if there is anything wrong or something that needs to be updated.  The new site enables me to do easy updates, so you should see updates much sooner.

If I left something out, please send me your comments and suggestions!

Happy Steaming,
Fr. Finelli

Covered Bridge

I wanted a covered bridge on my railroad, but when building, my father and I decided to finish the track and leave the bridge until we have more time.  As you know, we had the Golden Spike Ceremony back in May, so I thought the time had come.  Last week, we built the covered bridge.  We still have to add some details, but not bad for a couple of days. If you haven’t seen the other pictures, you can find them through today’s link. See the pictures in the new gallery!

Golden Spike Ceremony

On May 24, 2008, Nassonville Valley Railroad Company will hold the blessing of the railroad and Golden Spike ceremony.

All are invited to view this ceremony and other events throughout the weekend live at Ustream.

Train Bound For Glory

I had some special friends visit last week and took them home for a good Italian dinner. Of course they wanted a ride on the railroad. Because of the time limit and I really did not want them to get covered with soot, I used the work diesel. My friends are the Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth. Three of them came up for the week and could not wait to get a ride on the train. I could not wait to get a picture. I dug up a few engineer hats for each of them to wear.