The Bridge to Hogwarts

Brother Sean sent me the link for this stunning photo: The Glenfinnan Viaduct is on the West Highland Line, Inverness-shire, Scotland. The picture shows the London Midland and Scottish (LMS) Stanier Class 5 loco steaming across Glenfinnan viaduct – or the bridge to Hogwarts for Harry Potter fans.

Club Member Mike Aplet and wife Laura’s visit to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and its Model Train

The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is located in Chicago, Illinois.It is housed in the former Palace of Fine Arts from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Among the museum’s exhibits are a full-size replica coal mine, German submarine U-505  captured during World War II , a 3,500-square-foot model railroad (The Great Train Story), the first diesel-powered streamlined … Continue reading

Yreka (it’s in Northern California) loses its famous loco Yreka Western 2-8-2 No. 19

Here’s the story as reported in Trains magazine: “Yreka Western 2-8-2 No. 19 has a new owner after a sheriff’s sale today in northern California. “Representatives from the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek, Ohio, bid up the price on the embattled steam locomotive to $400,000 and bested Valley Railroad of Essex, Conn., to win … Continue reading

Rolo Pudding

Daughter Annalise has recently been on holiday in Ireland. Being a true member of the clan EATING was very high on the to-do list. Annalise said in an e-mail that she had had Rolo Pudding whilst there. I have NEVER had a Rolo Pud so …… First, what are Rolos. Per Wiki,  “Rolo (pronounced “Row-lo”,  is a brand … Continue reading