Monday, June 27, 2011

West End Trains

An hour along the tracks in East Syracuse watching trains... Came through slower than usual and seemed to be backed up... Saw a manifest freight, an endless ethanol train, and some others... Very relaxing on a hot and hazy afternoon...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Baltimore Streetcar Museum

Visited my hometown of Baltimore, MD again this past weekend and took the opportunity to drive by the Baltimore Streetcar Museum to see what there was. The last time I was there as about 30+ years ago so really had no memories of the place. Was a lot of fun to see the stock out in their yard and some of the other trackside structures. The trackage is on the old Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way, and the roundhouse and a freightshed still exist. See their website for more information about individual pieces of traction stock.

Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Roundhouse.
Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Roundhouse.
Now used for City of Baltimore road salt storage...

Citroen 2CV van on Roland Avenue.
A nice bonus to see this iconic car in such beautiful restored condition.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Christmas in June!

Received my package of laser cut kits from Joswood and Moebo that I mentioned in Posten 210 - My first lasercut kit. First up the stellwerk "Baruth" and a Kiosk. You can never have enough of those for a proper German Ruhrpott layout.

Danke Dirk und Jörg für die Schmuckstücke. Freue mich aufs zusammen bauen und weiteren Modellen.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

(Almost) Land of the Midnight Sun

Finse on June 8 at 11 pm Norwegian time... Almost midnight sun.

And here this one on June 10 at 1:30 am Norwegian time.