Today was an interesting one on the D&H North End. I wasn’t able to catch all the action, but I got a few trains, as documented below. I heard that 252 was coming south out of Rouses Point, and that there were at least two other trains in the area. About 20 minutes before I […]Read More Large and Small Trains on the D&H!
I have to be honest: all this layout planning and the many things to consider have gotten me quite depressed and stressed. I decided to take a step back to a concept I established when I started planning a new layout; The concept of a sectional railroad. Not a universal “modular” layout, but a layout […]Read More Simplifying the Layout Plan: Start Small?
Today I heard that 931 was running late, but the last report of it was way down in southern NY. I figured they would hit Plattsburgh in the late afternoon, and since no other trains were on the line, my only hope was to listen for the Port Kent detector. Around 3:45 the detector went […]Read More Spring Fever: Catching a Super Late 931!
As some of you know, my YouTube channel reached 100 subscribers, and to celebrate that I dug out an old video from the archives of the 100+ car train Gideon and I made on the Adirondack & Lake Champlain a couple of years ago. I believe this train is 107 cars (not counting locomotives), but […]Read More (Video) 100+ Car Train on the Adirondack & Lake Champlain Modular Railroad!
For those of you who follow the New England railroading scene, this might be old news to you, but CSX has filed its merger application for acquiring Pan Am Railways. A well written article detailing the specifics can be found here, but below I’ve written a few things noteworthy to railfans. Genesee & Wyoming will […]Read More More Details on the CSX/Pan Am Acquisition
On Tuesday, February 23rd, I heard that 252 was running a few hours late, and that D11 would be running up to the mill. This sounded interesting, as 252 had to work Bluff, so D11 would have to somehow get around them on the main. We headed out to South Junction Road just in time […]Read More (Video) TWO MEETS! A Monster 252 and More Action Around Bluff
Well, after not even thinking about the new track plan for several weeks, I decided to go back and look at it. I had the Plattsburgh yard and station area mostly finalized, so I shifted my focus to the City of Plattsburgh/GP Mill area. My initial idea was to have the mill be on top […]Read More Back to the Layout Planning Board
Wow, I’ve made 500 posts. Seriously, do you read all of them? Let me know in the comments, and it won’t be long before we’re at 1000… -HarrisonRead More Random Recap #67
Today I heard that 252 was just getting into Rouses Point at 8:30, and that D11 would be heading up to the mill. I found this interesting, as 252 had to work Bluff, so a bit of shuffling would be required to get them past each other. We headed out to South Junction Road just […]Read More TWO MEETS, A Monster 252, and More Action at Bluff!
On a fine spring morning in 1978, I headed out to Plattsburgh to see what I could catch on the D&H Champlain Division. First up was SC-19, the Whitehall-Rouses Point local freight, with a Geep on point. After clearing the yard, SC-12, the Plattsburgh local, headed out onto the siding, and after picking up a […]Read More (Video) Railfanning the D&H in 1978: Catching Some Trains On My Layout!
Rouses Point, NY. A village of 2,000, Rouses Point is a name many are unfamiliar with, though any railfan interested in the D&H knows quite well. Sitting in the corner of Lake Champlain and the Canadian Border, Rouses Point (RO as the railroads call it) is still an important link in rail transportation, as it […]Read More D&H History Focus: Revisiting Rouses Point, Border Town and Railroad Junction
We had a blast last night showing my layout and our railfanning on the GFW Trains livestream, and the good news is, it’s still available! Check it out below: Another great surprise was that Corey from the R’s Trains YouTube channel was on as well! Corey has a really great channel, AND he loves the […]Read More GFW Trains/North Country Trains Livestream is Still Available!
Mark your calendars! North Country Trains (myself and Gideon) are going live from the “NCT Worldwide Studio” tonight at 8 PM eastern time. I’d love to have you aboard! If you have any questions for me, just drop them in the chat (you must have a YouTube account to chat). I’ll be talking about my […]Read More Don’t Forget! We’re Going Live Tonight at 8 PM on GFW Trains
Note: this video premieres on YouTube at 8 PM tonight. On February 14th, I heard that 252 was running pretty late, so we headed down the the Saranac River to shoot them coming south with a solo CP GE on point. The next day (February 15th), I got done with my work around 12:30, so […]Read More (Video) INSANE Daytime Action on the D&H North End! CP Trains In a Snowstorm