Like many American homes, our Christmas tree has a train around it. As with many shortlines, traffic can be sporadic and passengers virtually nonexistent. Our passenger service is provided by a single Budd RDC-1, lettered for B&M 6106. It's a thoroughly modern model of a 1950's railcar with lights, sound, and full digital control. And… Continue reading RDC-3


The Christmas shopping and wrapping are 99% complete. Decorating is 85% and probably good enough. There don't seem to be any personal or business emergencies pending. I've finished my library book. I couldn't care much less about football this year. Today was that rarest of things: a truly restful Sunday. I took the opportunity to… Continue reading TLF16