To Shiny Rails


112-foot Chocolate Train

by on May.09, 2013, under Uncategorized

How could I resist mentioning this?… Trains AND chocolate! Click here for an article and more pics.

World News - Nov. 19, 2012

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3-Mule “Train”

by on Apr.07, 2013, under Uncategorized

On the streets of Simi Valley! I guess you could say we were at the right place at the right time.


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Santa Susana Depot

by on Apr.07, 2013, under SMVRR, Uncategorized

While on a little weekend getaway with Lynn, we stopped in at the Santa Susana Depot. Very nicely done restoration, museum, HO layout, etc. And what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a 3-some of GE 70-tonners pulling a train!

Photos: (the depot photos start about halfway down)



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Launched New Website for MOW

by on Feb.14, 2012, under Uncategorized

I just launched a new website for Motorcar Operators West (MOW), a nonprofit group for owners/operators of railroad track “speeders”.

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North Pole Express (and more)

by on Dec.11, 2010, under Uncategorized

We did a little getaway weekend for Poppa’s birthday! The main event was the¬†North Pole Express¬†at the Fillmore and Western Railroad, but we also got to enjoy the Ventura Harbor, Whodidily Cupcakes, and Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara. All the photos are here:

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CSLRA Fall Meeting and Train Ride

by on Nov.11, 2010, under Uncategorized

Matt and I represented the Santa Maria Valley Railroad at the California Shortline Railroad Association’s (CLSRA) Fall Meeting and Train Ride, November 11-12, 2010. The trip took us from Sacramento to Reno and back over Donner Pass. Plenty of photos here:

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