I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on our trip. We’ve spent the last 2 days travelling from the North Country to Northern VA, catching a few trains along the way. I won’t write much tonight, as we have a busy day tomorrow, but here’s a couple teaser videos I uploaded to YouTube. […]Read More A Quick Update From VA…
By the time this posts publicly, I’ll be on the road, heading south. That’s right, for the first time in several months we’re taking a trip! Let’s just say I’m heading further south than I’ve ever been before. I may post an update here, but I’ll be more likely be posting a short video update […]Read More Be Back Soon, I’ve Got Some Trains to Catch…
On May 1st, 1971, Amtrak was formed from almost nothing. We all complain about Amtrak, but deep down we love America’s Passenger Railroad. Happy 50th, and here’s to 50 more years! -HarrisonRead More (Video) Happy 50th Amtrak!
Last Thursday, I heard that the Continuous Welded Rail (CWR) train would be coming north from Howards, which is about 50 miles south. I waited tensely all morning for word of the train, and when I heard dispatch tell a maintainer that they were dropping rail at milepost 142 (about 10 miles south of Port […]Read More (Finally) Catching the Rail Train on the D&H!
As usual, the full description is on YouTube. Be sure to watch until the end to hear/see the crew talking to me on the radio! –HarrisonRead More (Video) Ferromex DPU and More Action in the North Country!
In the past several months, I’ve become more involved with YouTube, and I’ve discovered countless channel with great content and videos. Since this will be broken up into multiple posts, I thought I’d start with my “YouTube Friends”. That is, channels of friends or channels that I’ve become friends with the owner. Corey Ward’s R’s […]Read More The Online Community, Part 2: Some of My “YouTube Friends”
A pair of NS GEs idle at Enola Yard, outside of Harrisburg, PA. A relative of Gideon’s shot this photo, but I have a feeling I’ll be making some of my own in the near future… -HarrisonRead More Random Recap #76 (Another Teaser)
I realized my YouTube followers hadn’t seen what’s new with my layout in a while, so I filmed a short layout update last night. Enjoy, and don’t forget to tune in Friday for my weekly premiere. -HarrisonRead More (Video) Layout Update and A Short Switching Session
This weekend I had figured that a southbound ethanol train (CP 650) would be coming down, but when none came, I was positive they would run one on Monday. Therefore I was not surprised when the dispatcher told D11 that a 650 was about 20 minutes away from Rouses Point. Messages among the North End […]Read More A Visitor From Mexico…
Ever since I started my blog and even before then, I’ve been constantly discovering more and more awesome online content about both real-life trains and model railroading. Since there is no official guide to these online creators, I thought I’d list some of my favorites here. John Longhurst’s CP Rail M&M Sub This one is […]Read More The Online Community, Part 1: My Fellow Bloggers
On April 14th and again on the 17th, the D&H North End was invaded by western visitors, first a UP AC44CWCTE as the rear DPU on the northbound empty ethanol train 651. A few days later, loaded ethanol train 650 brought us a BNSF SD70ACe on the rear. We chased both trains for a variety […]Read More (Video) Western Railroad Invasion! UP and BNSF Power on the D&H
This afternoon we had to get a couple things from town, which was quite convenient for me. 931 was still south of Plattsburgh, and coming up behind them was a 651. As we were getting done with our errands, I heard that 931 was around milepost 142- About 25 miles south of Plattsburgh. We finished […]Read More A Couple Afternoon Northbounds
Well, I had a little accident the other day… My model of D&H 7312 has a bit of damage around the cab. I will attempt to fix this soon, but at the moment I’m not doing much modeling.Read More A Little Accident…
A southbound CSX intermodal train (I would have to guess Q168 or Q158) blasts through Blauvelt, NY in February 2019. Surprisingly, Blauvelt is the farthest south I’ve ever railfanned, and the farthest south I’ve ever been! That is about to change in the coming weeks, however. Stay tuned…-HarrisonRead More Random Recap #75 (Teaser)