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  • Riding "The Canadian"

    Riding “The Canadian”

    It was in middle school that I first became acquainted with “The Canadian”. A cover photo on the August 1978 edition of Trains magazine showed the beautiful CP Rail “Park”-series dome-observation car on this train in the mountains, and I […]

     
  • 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. […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Lehigh Valley #353 on display

    Amtrak Family Days at MC Station (1980)

    In 1980, Amtrak had been in existence for 9 years already, and the passenger railroad was finally making some progress in acquiring new equipment to replace the locomotives and cars it had inherited from its predecessor roads. To show off […]

     
  • IHRC 373 at Rochester, IN

    Setting the scene—Part 3

    Graduation from the University of Michigan in 1989 meant it was time to look for a proper job. I sent resumes to over 100 railroad companies, and one of the most interesting replies came from the Indiana Hi-Rail Corporation, an […]

     
  • Southbound Clinton Local at Tecumseh, MI.

    Setting the scene—Part 2

    At the dawn of the 80s, I was a high-school student in Tecumseh, and starting to meet other friends interested in trains. The visit of the Michigan Artrain to Tecumseh in Spring 1980 was a key occasion. The train was […]

     
  • Tecumseh location map

    Setting the scene—Part 1

    Tecumseh Junction. A small area where three railroad railroad companies came together in a small Michigan town. Mostly gone and forgotten today, but at one time a crucial part of the town and its commercial life. This blog is an […]

     
 

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