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Clinchfield Railroad Museum Opens in Unicoi, TN

Back in the early spring of this year, I had read that a Clinchfield Railroad Museum was under construction in the Erwin, TN area. On my last trip to Clinchfield Country in the spring, a railfan friend and I looked … Continue reading

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xkcd Features Model Railroading in HO Scale (or is it H0?)

If you’re an engineer, software developer, mathematician, or scientist, you’re probably already familiar with Randall Munroe’s excellent webcomic xkcd, which is one of my favorite comics. If you’ve never heard of xkcd, you might want to check out the most … Continue reading

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Update on Using Wireless Phones

Over the past few months, several folks have asked about the wireless phones I use for communication among the “management” positions during CSX Shenandoah Division operating sessions. Accordingly, I thought I’d provide some updated information. I’ve been very happy with … Continue reading

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A White Christmas at the Shenandoah Division

I’ve lived in NC all of my life, and I don’t ever recall snow on Christmas Day before in this part of NC. I can’t remember for sure, but we may have had a flurry occur on a prior Christmas. … Continue reading

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Crew Safety and Operations Orientation on the Crandic

With the help of several of his crew members, my friend Pat Lana has produced a Crew Safety video for his N scale Crandic Route. About 10 minutes long, the video is: …a crew safety training film shown to new … Continue reading

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