Wednesday, July 21st found us in Waterville, ME for the day. After breakfast, we headed down to the yard to find an interesting lashup idling by the office. The Pan Am “Pink Elephant” had lead POWA (Portland-Waterville) that morning. What the locomotive… The yard crew moved the three locomotives to the shop lead and began […]Read More Waterville, Maine: SAPPI-4 and More Pan Am Action!
After catching the Vermonter in White River Junction, we headed straight to the beach… and I mean straight there. We were too late to catch AYPO, the northbound freight, anyway… After dinner, we headed to the Wells Transportation Center for the 7 PM meet. This is the only time in the day when a pair […]Read More Back in Wells for the 7 O’Clock Meet
This past Tuesday my family and I took a short trip to Waterville Maine (on business). Follow along as we catch a few trains in New England.Read More White River Junction, VT and the Return of the Vermonter
It’s been a while, I know… but it’s finally out! Follow along and I (along with Corey and the “fan club”) railfan the Adirondack Southern Railroad. -HarrisonRead More (Video) Railfanning the Adirondack Live Steamers Spring Meet!
This past Saturday, we stopped at Jim Lafayette’s on the way to the Adirondack Live Steamers. I’ll be sharing more photos and stories soon, but until then, here are a few photos I grabbed of his incredible layout. I’ll be back with more content soon. Until then, don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel […]Read More A Few Photos of Jim Lafayette’s Layout
Yesterday was prototype day at the Adirondack Live Steamers. Among other things, which I’ll share later, we made the trip south to see what prototype operations on a 7.25 in gauge railroad is all about. When we arrived, all the trains were tied down as the crews ate their lunch. I began to walk the […]Read More Prototype Day at the Adirondack Live Steamers
Yesterday, I got word that CN 3023, the EJ&E heritage unit, was on CN 324 out of St. Albans. Not wanting to pass this up, we got ready to head north. Just before we left, though, I heard that 650 was coming south from Montreal with CP 7013, a CP heritage unit! We headed north […]Read More Chasing CP Heritage Unit 7013 on the D&H!
After working here and there, on and off, for the past few days, the staging yard is finally ready for legs. The main reason I haven’t built legs yet is that I can’t decide how many it should have. Two legs on the edge, and anchor it to the wall, or four legs (and still […]Read More Staging Yard Ready for Legs!
Just a short catch in this video, a close 931 in Port Kent. -HarrisonRead More (Video) CN SD70I Trails on 931!
This weekend I was able to cut the wood for my layout’s staging yard. The dimensions will be 12 inches by 6 feet. Hopefully by next weekend, things will be up in the air (literally). Stay tuned… -HarrisonRead More Staging Yard Progress…
In this video, we spend a morning driving around the Mohawk Valley with Corey from R’s Trains. Along the way we catch NS 23K, CSX Q007, and CP 930/NS30T as well as stopping in at Mohawk Valley. -HarrisonRead More (Video) A Morning in the Mohawk Valley: Catching FOUR Railroads with R’s Trains!
After catching 651 in Chazy, Corey and I quickly headed back to my house for a live stream on his channel. I must say, the live stream was popular, with over 20 people liking the stream during a 30 minute period. Of course, Corey brought his HO scale model of 7303. If you’ve read my […]Read More D&H 7303 Visits My Layout: R’s Trains in the North Country, Part 3
As many of you may know, the Adirondack Scenic Railroad has been battling the various parties known as the “Rails to Trails” advocates. The location of conflict? Tupper Lake to Lake Placid, NY, easily the most popular (and populated) stretch on the Adirondack Scenic, formerly the NYC Adirondack Branch. The popular Lake Placid-Saranac Lake trains […]Read More The Adirondack Scenic’s North End Dilemma, and Rails to Trails
In this video I catch a 650 at South Junction Road, and share a bit about my webcam project. -HarrisonRead More (Video) 650 at Dusk + Webcam Info!
Today I assumed 931 would have a CN SD75I on the train, as one had gone south 2 days prior. My dog had the vet in Plattsburgh in the late morning, so I brought the camera along. At noon, there were still no reports of 931, so we headed south to Port Kent. As we […]Read More Close Catch of 931 (CN SD75I Trailing)