Finally: High Speed Trains on the Chesapeake & Tenleytown Railroad

KATO Model Trains has finally released their N scale Deutsche Bahn Intercity Express (ICE) 4 set. The Japanese model train manufacturer’s forte seems to be N scale train models, but they do have a small HO assortment available also. (For more on model railroad scales, click here) The just released ICE set joins a handful […]

The Art of Railroad Photography

One would think that as much as I like to write about, see and travel on railroads I would also be somewhat good at documenting my rail experiences by taking some nice photographs every now and then. Well, no such luck. I might not be the world’s worst photographer, but I am not that far […]

Franchising Follies & Failures

  The birthplace of railroads has an identity crisis. Or perhaps more of a “political will” crisis. Great Britain’s railways seem to be rapidly approaching a day of reckoning and grudging acknowledgement of the fact, that the much ballyhooed privatization and franchising model of the British railway system is destined for failure. It “only” took […]