God’s Wonderful Railway has an Open House.

A few short weeks ago I was once again in London. As per usual I stayed with some friends in West London. Long before the trip, the UK rail news was full of excited chatter about an “Open Door” event put on by the Great Western Railway Company. Fortuitously this was going to be happening […]

Little Rock, Arkansas. A travel log by Bradford Wing

In the Old State House  Photo by B. Wing I recently had a business trip to Little Rock in Arkansas.  I was not looking forward to it — thinking it would be a dull Southern town with lots of ‘scary people.’  My first surprise was when I landed at the airport and saw that it […]

Berlin’s InnoTrans 2016 (Part Two)

As I mentioned in my last blog entry, InnoTrans has a large outdoor exhibition area. Most of the new ideas in rolling stock, maintenance of way machinery and other large railway related items are exhibited here. For us foamers and anoraks this is the chance of being the proverbial kid in the candy store. One can […]

A visit to InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin, Germany (Part One)

Every other year Berlin, Germany hosts the purportedly largest railroad industry exhibition in the world: InnoTrans. There the railroad industry displays its newest and best it has to offer: Be it new locomotives or something as mondain as rail clips. It appears that 2016 was another banner year for the show. According to the Berlin Messe […]

CINCY! A visit by Brad Wing

  I recently had a meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio.  For those of you outside the US, this is a city on the Ohio river.  It is in the state of Ohio, but is in the southwest corner of that state, right across the river from Kentucky and just a few miles from the Indiana border.  […]