“I’ve been working on the railroad…

…all the live-long day!” Well, not really. Most certainly I did not have it as bad as the railroad workers about whom the song was written around 1894. During those early days of American railroad construction, working conditions were not ideal, to say it mildly. It was backbreaking, all manual labor to lay down railroad […]

Live Steam roars on in miniature!

Regular readers of “Trainphilos” are most likely well aware that I tend to visit London with some regularity. I like the hustle and bustle of the United Kingdom’s capital city. There are a myriad of historic nooks and crannies to be explored, and most importantly, while indeed busy, it does not have the exhausting frenetic […]

Wishing everybody the best of holidays!

Here is wishing that all my readers have a great holiday and a wonderful 2020.     Photo by Ralf Meier. A narrow gauge steam locomotive on the Öchsle Museumsbahn in southern Germany. The railroad is about 135 kilometers (84 miles) due west of München.