Water, water, everywhere…

Here in DC we have had barely a drop of rain for what seems to have been months. Temperatures have also been unusually high for a long stretch. Just yesterday we hit another temperature record for that day. Not since 1871 have we had a 2nd of October were the mercury topped out at 98 […]

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 […]

Taking a ride on “God’s Wonderful Railway”, aka The Great Western Railway Company

My readers will recall that in my last blog I described an OO scale model of the new UK Intercity Express Train (Class 800) which I had purchased. A few comments about the actual, real life Class 800 were also part of that particular article. More and more of these units are now finding their way […]