• Stories from the rail, Feb 27, 14.

    Posted February 27 by Scott Olson

    I was ordered to deadhead to St Louis yesterday, great, quick payday!  Only problem is there were plenty of crews in the hotel, we ended up spending plenty of extra time there before getting ordered to dogcatch or relieve a train leaving the TRRA in Madison Il with power and air issues.  S...

  • Model Railroads are Addictive

    Posted February 11 by Joseph Antosiak

    A friend sent me this, apparently copied from a British publication.   (quote) MODEL RAILWAYS PROMOTE SEXISM AND ARE AS ADDICTIVE AS COCAINE!   A recent American study has concluded that as many as a million people, worldwide, are highly addicted to playing with model railways...

  • My free Calendar 2014: Logging in the West

    Posted December 19, 2013 by Peter Wehrhahn

    My free Calendar 2014: Logging in the West     Thu, 2013-12-19 12:26 — Peter Wehrhahn   Same procedure as last year! I like to share my free downloadable calender available at my modellcom-blog. Sorry, but the site is only in german, but you may use the translation function...

  • Holiday Depression

    Posted December 12, 2013 by marty makarick

    Holiday Depression , First of all I apologize but I have no where else to share this.   Here we are and the Christmas Holidays are upon us once again time just moves too quickly, this used to be such a great time of year but only when I was very young and quite frankly I'm not prepared and I ne...

  • Rod Stewart

    Posted December 9, 2013 by G Scale Outlaw McGraw McGraw

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  • PENN CENTRAL ALCO INFORMATION

    Posted December 8, 2013 by marty makarick

    PENN CENTRAL INFORMATION alco FILE Details for painting and decals.This information was found on website- http://pc.smellycat.com/pics/equip/diesel-alco.html   FA1'sNYC contributed three FA1s to PC, but they were all out of service by the end of 1968, and were never repainted into PC colors....

  • Somethings are never easy to say

    Posted December 1, 2013 by marty makarick

    Why do trains play such an important role in my life?   On another forum I wrote this to my friends , Jim had some problems and it really made me stop and think.    I'm Really Glad Someone Could Help him Out. Jim,I am glad someone stepped up to help you ,that is in a position t...

  • 1 Successful Long Pool Trip out of 8

    Posted December 1, 2013 by Scott Olson

    Had myself a pretty good run home tonite from Centralia to Galesburg.We made it into the yard in just under 11 hours.  This is the first trip in 8 tries that I even have made it north of Beardstown or over the Illinois River for a little perpsective, let alone all the way.  We actually had...

  • Railroading and Growing Up

    Posted November 18, 2013 by Steve Neubaum

    Been a lot going on. Right now, I feel a very unsettling feeling. As most of the regulars here know, my fiancee Stephanie has had a very rough life. In fact, some of those happened at the time I joined the site, and were an indirect reason I did so. The events that happened over a year ago I won't g...

  • Centralia Long Pool

    Posted November 9, 2013 by Scott Olson

    Good morning from the train Mecca of Centralia IL.  I finally madde my first trip from Galesburg to Centralia on the new long pool.  The waters were parted for us yesterday when we left so to speak.  No trains had been ordered out of Galsburg for almost 12 hours when I went to work an...