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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.
A while back our eagle eyed reporter from Brooktrails (near Willits – Club Member Mike Aplet) snared a sliver of local history to add to our pile. In the Lifestyle site (which is all about Willits now and then) Mike spotted pictures of the first Willits depot. Recently Mike nobbled another sliver: The info that went … Continue reading
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
I “work” our layout (the Mendocino Coast Railroad & Navigation Co.) most Sundays. When on “duty” I tell visitors that I am happy to answer any questions that they might have. The questions, believe me, are many and extremely varied. A recent question was,”What happened to the very largest redwoods? – how did they get … Continue reading
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
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
The Golden State Coast is one of the most treacherous in the world. More than two thousand ships have been lost along the 840 miles of the California coast. Wow! Our website section on ships chronicles many of these losses along the Mendocino Coast. Just how bad the weather can be along the Mendocino Coast … Continue reading