Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year

A couple of videos for New Year's eve. Train whistle theme today for we know who.

Here's how to make a 4-toned train whistle for your New Year's party.

Strasburg Railroad: New Year's Eve 2009

Friday, December 18, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Midnight Train from Georgia

Another photo from Dan in middle Georgia:

But this time with Dan and one of his original Lee railroad caps.

Close up of the logo. The "from Georgia" is a bit hard to see.

B1B Lancer. The unit logo on the aircraft said 116 Bomb Wing. Found this:

Photos taken at the Museum of Aviation located at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Railroad that goes to Sea

There is just so much information on the Over-Sea Railroad it was difficult to decide what to post. Dan in Middle Georgia got me started when he sent me this article at about Pigeon Key.  Great writeup by Mr. John c. Dahl with some neat photos. I have fished near Pigeon Key many times both from the 7 mile bridge and from a boat. The bridge had fishing catwalks but you had to walk a long distance out to them on the bridge. Really fun when a semi truck went by - not much room to get out of the way and hold on to the railing. Which was made from the original railroad track. Also note the bridge runs east-west, not north south as some might think.

Video about Pigeon Key

Lots of great photos of the history and building of the railroad in the next video.
Note the photo of FEC crane 3377 in 1935. It is in Ft. Pierce, Fl. now.


Monday, December 7, 2015

Railcar No. 91

Henry Flagler's private railcar, No. 91, was built in 1886 and carried Henry Flagler south to Key West following the completion of his Over-Sea Railroad in 1912. Today thousands of visitors tour the historic railcar at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida.

Another longer video that includes Whitehall, Flagler's mansion.


H/T and many thanks to Dan for the link to the first video.