From Lhasa to Arlanda…

I have quite a few friends who seem to travel a lot. Often they do it by train, and knowing my fondness for railroads, they tend to snap a photo or two, and then forward those pictures to me. Patrick and Yao took the train from Beijing to Lhasa not that long ago and sent […]

Size is everything…or is it?

As my readers well know, I have two model train layouts called “Chesapeake and Tenleytown Railroad”. One is the G scale size pike in the garden, the other one is the HO scale railway in the attic. So, let us talk about size for a bit. Actually the term “size” is a misnomer. As far […]

City Bus Concept Designs at InnoTrans 2018

The Innotrans Exhibition in Berlin, Germany has always been known as a big shindig for all things railroad. Steel wheel on steel rail and related items, that sort of thing. The last few times however, InnoTrans has included city buses. Apparently the only major requirement to participate is, that the buses have alternative propulsion. Obviously […]

Trainphilos.com Archives from 2012 through 2017

After my switch to a new blogging platform, I decided to archive my older blogs.  Otherwise they would soon be inaccessible. Here are links to the archives in pdf format.  There is a Table of Contents in each. 2012: https://drive.google.com/file/d/120lRl2d4ZK6lln7rSz91beZljh7Bf7UP/view?usp=sharing 2013: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SRzKeDHxi-wVd6Yo9gFFNUQXuH6YTbKC/view?usp=sharing 2014: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Gu2SaBSjM9HAPPd8IltTM1g7PUHL1dY_/view?usp=sharing 2015 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rL4aX91oDo-HY9lHzrzPg3YNtwsgWBv9/view?usp=sharing 2016 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HhnW8cJXyJsLn3sZ3_E_b8j44vR1N7CG/view?usp=sharing 2017 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1twwEBoASgJutYp6KsJWdMujY-jO3ZvU5/view?usp=sharing           […]

InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin, Germany

It was that time again: September 2018 in Berlin, Germany. InnoTrans, the bi-annual binge fest regarding all things railroad, had opened its doors for a week. The big guys like Skoda Transportation, Siemens-Alstom, StadlerRail, Bombardier Transportation as well as Hitachi Rail were all showing off their newest and best. It was however the not so […]