• Kosice, Slovakia

    Close call on the ZSSK

    I spent my 2008 summer holiday with a friend traveling through Central Europe. Starting in Poland, we set off for Hungary. After a few warm days in Budapest, we started the return trip, traveling north through Slovakia back to Poland. […]

     
  • Photo day—motor cars at Clinton

    Photo day—motor cars at Clinton

    In 1984 and 1985, the Norfolk Southern Railway was retiring their remaining motor cars from service. Retired cars were taken to the NS yard at Bellevue, OH, from where they were sold off in batches. There was much anticipation as […]

     
  • SMRS trailer car

    A new trailer car for the SMRS

    In the summer of 1988, the Southern Michigan Railroad Society was experiencing its highest-ever ridership levels. The motor car train in service was often full, and there was a need for more equipment—fast. We had several former-N&W “gang” motor cars […]

     
  • SMRS booth in Clinton

    Promoting the SMRS—early efforts

    The Southern Michigan Railroad Society was formed in 1982, with the purpose of acquiring Conrail’s Clinton Secondary Track from Lenawee Junction to Clinton, Michigan for use as a museum railroad. The track would come later; initially the SMRS needed to […]

     
  • Lettering IHRC 365

    Lettering the IHRC 365

    I started working for the Indiana Hi-Rail Corporation on October 1, 1989. I was hired to manage the agency office at Defiance, Ohio, but due to a delay in the transfer of the line from Norfolk Southern to IHRC, I […]

     
  • CK office

    Night shift at CK office

      A previous post on the Clinton Engines building included a photo taken looking in to the operator’s office we has set up. I just ran across this slide from the same photo shoot, taken from inside the office, with […]

     
 

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