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  • SMRS Fall Color Tours (1986)—addendum

    SMRS Fall Color Tours (1986)—addendum

    In follow-up to the post SMRS Fall Color Tours (1986), I located two more photographs from the 1986 Tours:     And even more interesting, a photo from the original 1985 Color Tours showed up! In this year, most dates were rained out, […]

     
  • Photo day—Poznań, Poland (09.1993)

    Photo day—Poznań, Poland (09.1993)

    In the early 1990s, the railway station in Poznań, Poland was still a “steamy” place. Several regular-service, steam-hauled passenger trains operated daily from Poznań to the regional town of Wolsztyn. Steam locomotives on layover in Poznań would visit the local […]

     
  • Photo day—Tuchola, Poland

    Photo day—Tuchola, Poland

    PKP (Polish State Railways) SU45 locomotive #168 starts a Bydgoszcz-Chojnice local passenger train from the station in Tuchola, Poland on a sunny 23 September 1993. This was a typical Polish railway scene from the 70s until the early 2000s. Today, […]

     
  • 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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