Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Conductors Birthday

It is the "Conductors" 17th birthday today, July 31

Happy Birthday Barron!

Dancing for his lunchtime treat today.

And to his littermate sister, Shadow.
They look so much alike.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Stop. Look and Listen

Wig Wags and more! Wigwag is the nickname given to a type of railroad grade crossing signal once common in North America, named for the pendulum-like motion it used to signal the approach of a train

Illinois Railway Museum

Some pictures from our visit to the North Carlolina Transportation Museum in September 2015.

Click to enlarge / read

H/T to Chickenmom for the idea.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Communications and Signals:Then and Now

Lots of interesting information and some great video from Norfolk Southern Corp.

Love the NS logo.

Two units still active.  More here.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Vintage Video

I think Chickenmom may have posted this some time ago, but I had to post it anyway.

Footage shot between 1897 and 1906 by the Edison & Biograph Production Company

From "America's Railroads: A Steam Train Legacy" by Timeless Media Group

h/t dmt