OpenID Authentication

This site now supports -- and requires for all new registrants -- the OpenID authentication standard. OpenID allows you to use an existing account to sign in to multiple websites, without needing to create new passwords. You may choose to associate i...
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The Secretary of the Interior Speaketh

The Secretary of the Interior paid a visit to the Middle Division this past weekend. That's my wife, Michele, by the way. Appointments with fancy titles win points in this world of supervisors, dispatchers, yardmasters, and the like! Anyway, it was s...
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The Model Railroads That Inspire


A recent thread on the Atlas Forum asked "What model railroads inspired you?" It challenged readers to recollect before responding. Responses were typically in list form, but I'd like to share my list with justification, in no particular order... Wit...
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Ramblings... And A Look Back


I am looking forward to a full weekend of benchwork construction this weekend. My suburban is already loaded with the wood. The cool basement will be welcome given the heatwave the east coast is currently experiencing. One of my favorite photos from ...
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"Opening a New Frontier"

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI2INeTnsSE Pennsylvania Railroad promotional film from 1955. Highlights the early intermodal road/rail 'piggyback' services.
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