Back in 1973, when I was 12 years old, I purchased one of Koster’s 4 Wheel Switchers. I sold that engine some years back to a gentleman in Massachusetts. I thought I would one day see him at Waushakum, but …Continue reading →
Yesterday, I hosted a North East Live Steamers meet at my track (Nasonville Valley Railroad). We had a great day in all ways. From the live steamers to the weather, everything was picture perfect. Here are a few pics and …Continue reading →
I just completed a few major projects that I have been wanting to do on my railroad for quite a while. The first was my crossing going from the driveway to the loading and steaming bays. I also completed the …Continue reading →
Sometimes, It’s hard to find those great hickory striped Railroad pants. But, I found a place where they are made in the USA and have been made since at the Round House Jeans since 1903 in Shawnee, OK.
When my dad and I built the new turntable on the railroad, I decided to put a rail on ties for the wheels of the table to roll. However, through the years that hasn’t worked out well. The weeds often …Continue reading →
Every railroad has to deal with weeds and bugs along the track. It doesn’t take long for theM to over run your track. Ties, bridges and other railroad structures provide a good meal for all the bugs. I learned that …Continue reading →
I decided to use wire rope instead of wooden hand rails. This was completed on May 26th. And last week, I stained the whole trestle in 4 hours. To do this, a friend suggested an airless sprayer. This was one …Continue reading →
Brightline is a new private passenger line being built in Florida. Construction began in 2014 building stations along the current Florida East Coast Railway line. The railroad currently operates from Miami to Palm Beach with aggressive plans to go into …Continue reading →