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Volunteering, Niles Canyon Railway

Volunteering — Blog Post #12

Posted: April 9, 2017 at 4:01 am   /   Volunteering

For details on this blog, please click here! January 14,  2017 It’s a new year and that means it’s time to return to building track east of Verona. With the panels that have already been placed east of the Verona crossing the track extends east about a quarter mile from the UP overcrossing. Last month’s […]

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Volunteering, Niles Canyon Railway

Volunteering — Blog Post #11

Posted: April 8, 2017 at 4:47 pm   /   Volunteering

For details on this blog, please click here! TOL Niles Parking November December 2016 I worked the Niles parking lot four times during the 2016 TOL season. This was my second season of parking lot duty so I was more familiar with what needed to be done. Our job is to help our guests get […]

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European Railway Notes, Tunnels, Channel Tunnel, adit, construction railway

Model Railroading — Blog Post #8

Posted: March 26, 2017 at 2:52 pm   /   Model Railroading

For details on this blog, please click here! European Railway Notes Febuary 2017 Tunnels Part 2 So what do we do when we need to move things around while we are building a railway tunnel? We build another railway of course! It is, after all, all about railways! While the Channel Tunnel was being built, […]

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European Railway Notes, Tunnels, Channel Tunnel, channel tunnel geology

Model Railroading — Blog Post #7

Posted: March 19, 2017 at 2:41 pm   /   Model Railroading

For details on this blog, please click here! European Railway Notes January 2017 Tunnels Part 1 Tunnels for railways seem like a pretty straight forward concept. To connect two places with a railway, when those places have mountains in between them, you think about a tunnel. Ideally, you’d build this tunnel in a straight line […]

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European Railway Notes, Rescue Train, Emergency Train, Marklin 26546, Roco 1930

Model Railroading — Blog Post #6

Posted: March 12, 2017 at 2:24 pm   /   Model Railroading

For details on this blog, please click here! European Railway Notes December 2016 While I was looking at various pages of rescue train photos I saw some comments from other readers. Using Google to translate the page I was able to get the general idea of one reader’s comments. This person was saying that the […]

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European Railway Notes, Rescue Train, Emergency Train, Crane Car, Swiss Rescue Train

Model Railroading — Blog Post #5

Posted: March 5, 2017 at 2:19 pm   /   Model Railroading

For details on this blog, please click here! European Railway Notes October 2016 Following on from last month, I wanted to learn more about the trains used to deal with emergencies that can happen out on the railway. From a photo of one of these trains I had found the phrase Netz Notfalltechnik (German for […]

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