October 1, 2021: I spotted this baby on the street the other day: It’s the first one I’ve seen in a long time and the best preserved one I’ve ever encountered. I don’t know how many were made, but they were never common.. It reminded me of this gem from my past: My Dakota was… Continue reading Weekend Musings
I HAVE DISCOVERED ELECTRICITY!!!
Not really, but I have successfully rebuilt a Delco alternator, reinstalled it, and wired an indicator light. Success after the rain ended. https://youtu.be/iybSMlgaXiM Wayback Machine May 31, 2020 - I’ve Been Socially Distancing on the Railroad May 31, 2013 - Sabre 620 May 31, 2010 - Holiday Weekend and Balance in the Universe You may… Continue reading I HAVE DISCOVERED ELECTRICITY!!!
write something every day
" I finish many fewer projects than I start." This disclaimer has been on my About page for years, and it has never held more truth. I neglect this blog for much too long, then I feel the need to do a big update post. Things are given short shrift, or they are fogotten completely. A… Continue reading write something every day
Saturday dawned cold and wet for the annual NEREX Snowflake Run. Thirty-six motorcars departed Delta Drive in Concord bound for Lincoln, NH along the New England Southern, Winnipesaukee Scenic, and Hobo Railroads. The rain waxed and waned throughout the day. Temperatures reached a balmy high of 54 degrees. We all reached Lincoln safely before dusk,… Continue reading 2018.11.06 #NaBloPoMo
Low Hanging Fruit
I have many posts floating around in my head which require work. Here are a couple of easy updates. Yesterday was Family Day at CVRTC. After the picnic, I took a new member out for a spin on the M9 then returned to Fernald to catch a ride on the A3. Weather was sunny and… Continue reading Low Hanging Fruit
Week 37 – Adirondack Scenic Railroad
In early October, I had the good fortune to attend a motorcar excursion on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad out of Thendara, NY. The faithful UPRR #2535 An absolutely awful shot of yours truly. I'm not sure why I was doing the "Is this thing on?" look with my Leica. Depth of field We don't… Continue reading Week 37 – Adirondack Scenic Railroad
Week 29 – little blue engine
For 2 weeks in July of every year, the Cotton Valley Rail Trail Club brings its railcars to the Conway Scenic Railroad. We provide rides in the yard as a sideshow for a certain little blue (highly commercialized) engine. This year I was carrying my Yashicamat LM. I don't remember which film this was, but… Continue reading Week 29 – little blue engine
Crawford Notch (P366 – 5/5)
Fan is short for Fanatic (P365 – July 5)
And one definition of fanatic would include driving 428 miles round trip for 20 miles of 'rare mileage' rails. Still that's what Beth and I did last Monday. We were presented with the opportunity for a speeder excursion on the Beecher Falls Branch in Colebrook, NH. The state is considering removal of the rails and… Continue reading Fan is short for Fanatic (P365 – July 5)