Honest. Check it out: These were photographed along Crum Creek in Eddystone PA in 1923. They are awaiting delivery to SP (Southern Pacific) at the Baldwin Locomotive works. Quite a sight! Ultimately SP bought 143 SantaFe 2-10-2s from Baldwin.
I( get a lot of questions when “working the crowd” at our layout. Today I was explaining to a couple and their son that the 1906 earthquake not only devastated San Francisco but also devastated all the communities along the Mendocino Coast. At the conclusion of my “spiel ” the lad, in a very serious voice, … Continue reading
Definitions: Nn3 is narrow gauge in N scale, primarily, but not exclusively using Z scale standards to represent 3ft narrow gauge railroads.While it’s obviously a minority interest, it’s followed by an increasing number of modellers worldwide. N scale uses 9mm track. Z scale use 6.5mm. So, Nn3 is N scale rolling stock on Z scale … Continue reading
In the north west corner of our layout a ten foot high hill is being constructed – Three Chop Ridge. Why name the hill Three Chop Ridge? The logging operations along the Mendocino Coast began as a result of the wreck off of Point Cabrillo of the schooner Frolic en route from China to San Francisco … Continue reading
I was in a bookstore in Eureka yesterday and was confounded by a conversation between two youngish young ladies talking about the Full Worm Moon. I know that the moon is made of cheese but does it also have worms? It turned out that these two ladies were avid gardeners trying to use the knowledge … Continue reading
Iverson (also spelled Iversen) was located 5 miles south of Point Arena. A post office operated at Iverson from 1890 to 1910. The name honored Charles Iverson. The above was about the sum total of what I knew about Iverson until quite recently. I knew from various sources that there was a chute there. Chutes … Continue reading
I didn’t write the headline. It appeared in an internet newspaper called, “The Onion.” In Google The Onion is described as, “A farcical newspaper featuring world, national and community news.” Now you know that here’s the piece that I stole lock, stock and barrel from The Onion with the above title: “HARRISBURG, PA—After experiencing the … Continue reading