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Old Girl by Chip Syme.




A piece on switching the Jensie Mine in Jefferson County, Ohio on the Penn Central Wolf's Run Branch (former New York Central) ca. 1970, from the fireman on that train Chip Syme.

1918 New York Central Alliance Division Employe Timetable from the collection of Chip Syme added 10/15/2008



Lorain, Ashland and Southern book being released September 8, 2004
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Another fine research project on the LE&P by John Thompson and Paul Justy added 05/05/03.

Wheeling & Lake Erie talking remote control switches and talking electronic scale recordings (in the .wav section) added 02/23/02.

Some "defective" defect detectors in the audio page added 03/25/01.

Some NYC Sharks sold to the MGA from the collection of Howard W. Ameling, added 03/21/01

Some B&O Baldwin locomotives and Pennsy C-Liner photos from the collection of Howard W. Ameling, added 03/20/01

D&H Baldwin Sharks and Plymouth Locomotive Works photos from the camera of Howard W. Ameling, added 03/18/01


2 new sections in the Photo Gallery added 03/18/01:

Plymouth Locomotive Works
American Locomotive Company (ALCO)

2 new sections in the Photo Gallery added 03/17/01:

Baldwin Locomotive Works
Fairbanks, Morse & Co.


New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroad photos from the camera of Howard W. Ameling, added 03/17/01

More New York Central and Penn Central photos from the camera of Howard W. Ameling, added 03/04/01

Lorain Ashland & Southern photos from the collection of John A. Thompson Jr., added 02/26/01

New York Central and more Penn Central photos from the camera of Howard W. Ameling, added 02/25/01

A large body of Penn Central photos from the camera of Howard W. Ameling, added 02/10/01

Nickel Plate Road china from the collection of Howard W. Ameling, added 01/30/01

More vintage Conrail photos from the camera of Bob Parkhurst, added 11/19/00

A B&LE caboose, purchased by a B&LE employee and displayed in his back yard, added 9/17/00

Nickel Plate Road and Norfolk & Western paperwork from the collection of R.W. Stose added 06/18/00

Vintage New York Central photos from the Alliance, Ohio area added 06/08/00

A pair of UP SD90MAC's on COLT (18J) at Maximo, Ohio added 06/04/00

An ex-Santa Fe unit being leased by the Ashland Railway added 04/19/00

CEFX SD90MAC lease units photographed in Mansfield by Bill Godby, added 02/07/00.

Ashland Railway TDIX lease units photographed in Mansfield by Bill Godby, added 02/07/00.

Some awesome New York Central Xplorer passenger train pictures from 1956, again from the camera of Alex Campbell, added 01/22/00.

A Pennsy steamer in Worthington, 1956 on the PRR page courtesy of George Campbell, added 12/24/99. Merry Christmas!

Even more pictures to the "Day on the Fort Wayne Line" story added 12/17/99

More pictures to the "Day on the Fort Wayne Line" story added 12/14/99

An AC&Y covered hopper photographed recently on a train

A story on the Lake Erie & Pittsburgh by railroad historian John A. Thompson, Jr. of Elyria, with a few pictures 11/20/99

Akron, Canton & Youngstown, Bessemer & Lake Erie and some PRR tower pictures from Brady Lake, added 11/07/99


Akron & Barberton Belt, Wheeling & Lake Erie and Ashland Railway pictures added 10/17/99


Lorain & West Virginia pictures and an excellent essay by railroad historian John A. Thompson, Jr. of Elyria. 09/19/99


Lorain Ashland & Southern pictures and another excellent essay by railroad historian John A. Thompson, Jr. of Elyria. 07/12/99


A day on the (former) Conrail Fort Wayne Line, 06/19/99, in pictures and audio, including many stopped trains awaiting recrews, a former Pennsy tower in Leetonia still standing, and an inside look at some Santa Fe power on SFPI-7 that day. MORE PICTURES ADDED 07/10/99


Conrail's "Wamp" detector added 06/30/99

Conrail Chicago Line radio traffic added 05/29/99

Some vintage Conrail slides added 04/05/99

Penn Central picture added 04/05/99

W&LE pictures added 04/05/99

A couple of B&O timetable scans added 04/05/99

A CSX SD70MAC picture added 04/04/99

Wheeling & Lake Erie pictures added 03/09/99

A scan of a 1928 agreement between the Erie and the W&LE added 02/06/99

Conrail radio traffic added 01/26/98

Wheeling & Lake Erie pictures added 01/06/99

Some CSX pictures added in the CSX page and the non-Ohio-related page 01/02/99

A few Bessemer & Lake Erie pictures (and a defect detector) added 12/18/98

Canadian National talking remote control locomotive recordings added 11/30/98

The last 2 days of Conrail Berea Tower operations. Radio traffic recorded 1/31/98 thru 2/1/98.

A few Ohi-Rail pictures added 11/13/98.

Conrail Fort Wayne Line radio traffic added 11/10/98.

A few CSX pictures added 11/05/98.

Wisconsin Central locomotive being leased by the W&LE, added 11/05/98.

Conrail Dragging Equipment Detector added 10/27/98.

Conrail SD70 pictures added 10/25/98.

Conrail Youngstown Line Dispatcher radio traffic in RealAudio format added 10/13/98.

Conrail, Norfolk-Southern, EMD, and New York Central pictures added 10/12/98.

A couple SD70MAC pictures and a Conrail video clip added 10/11/98.

A few Conrail and CSX pictures added 10/05/98.

LTCO getting a form-D from the Youngstown Line Dispatcher, on the railroad audio page.

Ohi-Rail pictures added 08/30/98

Conrail and R.J. Corman pictures added 08/15/98

New York Central wreck pictures added from 1947, in Brookfield, Ohio.

Streaming RealAudio files added 08/04/98. The larger audio files will now be in the RealAudio format, to save on download times.

Recording of a Conrail train getting a form D on the Youngstown Line added 08/02/98.

Newly installed Dragging Equipment Detector at Sebring, Ohio, just east of CP Alliance, where the Fort Wayne and Cleveland Lines intersect.

Pictures just taken yesterday (07/14/98) of W&LE SD40 3046 her first day out after being Q-troned and repainted in a new scheme.

More pictures of SOO and CP Rail units being leased by the W&LE added 07/13/98.

Some Penn Central, Nimishillen & Tuscarawas Railway, and a few Conrail tower pictures added 07/10/98.

Many Conrail pictures added 07/06/98.

The W&LE now has a D&RGW locomotive, still in Rio Grande paint.

Conrail, Wheeling & Lake Erie, and SD70MAC pictures added 07/05/98

SOO locomotive being leased by the Wheeling & Lake Erie.

The Wheeling & Lake Erie now has talking remote control switches. Hear a recording of one here



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