Mar
8
2010

Reward for Stolen Railroad Artifacts

http://www.whitelakebeacon.com/news/21006-reward-offered-for-return-of-railroad-artifacts

Mar
2
2010

Indiana Eastern Gets Grant for Rail Spur

I’m not sure how many others will be interested in this article, but I lived within 10 miles of this ex-C&O line for several years. I’m glad that this company is trying to make this work.

http://www.pal-item.com/article/20100302/NEWS01/3020310/1008

Mar
1
2010

Alleghany Railroad Heritage Festival – Clifton Forge, VA

Here’s a story on railroad-themed festival in Clifton Forge in May.

http://www.rockbridgeweekly.com/rw_article.php?ndx=16810

and

http://www.cohs.org/

Mar
1
2010

The CN Takeover of EJ&E, One Year Later

Having lived near the ‘J’ for awhile, I find what CN intends to do with it fascinating. Here is an article on it from one of the suburban newspapers.

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=362460&src=3

Feb
27
2010

Rail Tourism Corridor Proposed for Illinois

Here is an interesting one from Employee Weaver’s back yard courtesy of Google News.

http://www.thehawkeye.com/story/Galesburg-railroad-museum-022710

Feb
27
2010

New Fantasy Paint Schemes from Atheran

From Employee Keith Weaver

More “fantasy” locomotives from Athearn. I don’t know if you can call the Rock Island scheme a “fantasy” since the IAIS has a very identical paint style in 1:1 scale. Now do you think the good folks at Athearn ‘copied’ the RI scheme from the IAIS? … very similar (aside from the IAIS reporting marks & number) if you ask me. Either way it’s a sharp looking paint scheme.

I also like the WM & DRGW schemes coming out as well.
Check out the link below for the specs.

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/022310/05_C44-9_fantasy_022310.jpg

Feb
26
2010

Central Ohio Prototype Modeler Meet

from Employee Dave Matheny
The first ever Central Ohio Prototype Modeler Meet is now scheduled for April 22-24, 2010 at Marion Union Station in Marion, Ohio.

http://home.rr.com/salguy

Feb
22
2010

Western Maryland Scenic Railway

from Employee Chris Strogen

The weekend of January 30th, I made a trip over to Cumberland with Bryan Pleasant for a Carl Franz Photo Charter on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.  We went over on Saturday night.  Spent Sunday all day on the train where wedid runbys from Cumberland all the way to Frostburg and back.  Saturday it snowed good getting a good 3 or 4 inches on the ground.  That with some sun Sunday allowed us to get some good shots of the 734 in the snow and sun.
Feb
21
2010

Love and the Ohio Central

from Employee Jim Trivett

Sunday was such a nice day that Georgia suggested we go out and take train pictures.  I wanted to stay at home and do romantic thoughtful things, I don’t really have any examples, but she wouldn’t have it.  So we headed off towards Zanesville and Ohio Central country.  We went up past the Tunnel Hill landfill outside New Lexington at Rehoboth where there were a couple of cuts of  empty trash cars, but no power or anything.  Up at Zanesville there were three units in the yard, GP 30 4218, B23-7 4095, and red SD 40-2 3304.  While there I heard another train on the scanner, but wasn’t sure where he was, he had a U131 milepost in his order, the U mileposts are the old wheeling, and also a w, which are panhandle mileposts.  SO I figured he must be up at Trinway.  By the time I got there they were back at Conesville, so I shot two of the shuttle trains there. 

Feb
10
2010

Mon Valley Railroad Club of West Virginia

From Employee Dave Matheny

The Morgantown (West Virginia) club has updated their web page with new pictures:

http://www.mvrrc.org/layout.htm