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 […]

London, Midland and Scottish Railway and The Transcontinental Railroad: It’s all the same!

Well, that is if one leaves it to the United States Postal Service. If my readers will remember, this May was the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first US transcontinental railroad. Brad and I went out to Utah to participate in the festivities. You can read my blog about it here. Historically, the […]

The Golden Spike or the joining of two railroads. (Part 1)

Just recently, the 2019 NRHS (National Railway Historical Society) convention was held in Salt Lake City, Utah. For quite some years Brad and I had decided not to attend these annual conventions. I shall be polite here and only say that these yearly gatherings just were not us. However this year was just a bit […]