10 Years Ago!

10 Years Ago!

This year we’re reminiscing about our travels to record the very special places and events chronicled in our Midwest Steam 2009 Volume 1 & 2 DVDs. Exactly 10 years ago, one of those trips took us to the Little River Railroad in Coldwater, Michigan. The Little...
Steamin’ Summer – Fifth Anniversary Reflections

Steamin’ Summer – Fifth Anniversary Reflections

It was a Steamin’ Summer! We’ve all had experiences in our lives that leave lasting memories. Some of these may have been good, or perhaps not so good, but they still can be meaningful and unforgettable. Five years ago today I set off from home for some of the...
Trip Report – The Illinois Railway Museum

Trip Report – The Illinois Railway Museum

The Illinois Railway Museum I’ve had a longtime relationship with the Illinois Railway Museum since I first visited in the 1990’s with my young nephew. My first impressions were – how BIG it is, and how much STUFF there is! It was a brief one-day visit...
Trip Report – Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad

Trip Report – Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad

Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad – History The Roaring Camp and Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad is a family operated tourist railroad in Felton, California. The railroad runs on steep grades through a canopy of giant redwood trees for three and a quarter...
Trip Report – Cass Scenic Railroad

Trip Report – Cass Scenic Railroad

Cass Scenic Railroad has long been on my “bucket-list” of rail experiences to savor once again. I had been there once before on an NRHS Convention Trip in 2003, but it was such a brief overview that I wanted to come back to this beautiful place and explore it more...