davidl on August 29th, 2009

How much to you want to bet that this what Eric really wants to be driving?  From Ben Dobbin, the Associated Press: AVON, N.Y. — After an hour of shunting rail cars aside, a 1964-vintage locomotive operated by Tim “Brown Dog” Carney nudges six hopper-loads down an embankment into a pasta factory. It’s a routine […]

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Eric Florack on August 27th, 2009

These are from a couple years ago. They’re taken at Ashtabula, OH. on a chilly day. Long time readers will know I’ve always been a bit of a railfan, and that’s a trait I’ve passed on to my boys. (What boy isn’t fascinated with trains?) We made a trip over to northeastern OH for a […]

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davidl on December 8th, 2008

Put a caption on this photo.   Story.

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Eric Florack on November 25th, 2008

Decided to share some photography my older boy put together. He’s becoming rather good at this kind of thing. As usual, drill the pic twice to get full size. This pic is taken at one of our favorite railfanning spots, just following a rainstorm. We’re at Sanford Road, Chruchville, at sunset. If you look close, […]

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Eric Florack on September 9th, 2008

Warren Meyer points out that the website of the proposed California high-speed rail bond says that the thing will generate 450,000 permanent jobs, which is an amazing thing when you consider that all of U.S. rail employs about half that many right now. Leaving aside your (quite correct) “principle” points, If they’re going to use THAT […]

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Eric Florack on May 28th, 2008

Not a good day for Mass Transit, today. Chicago’s Channel 5/WMAQ  is reporting there’s been a derailment on the elevated Green line. From the look of the pictures, it appears the second of four cars on this particular train ‘caught a point’ on a switch, one end of the car going one way, and the other, […]

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