No, not a model one. A friend of mine sent me this link to an amazing video of the construction of a “Princess Royal” class steam locomotive at the Crewe Works by the LMS Railway in Britain back in 1935. It is an amazing thing to watch these men building such a massive piece of … Read more
A friend of mine made this mistake of asking me a question about local trains one day – so here is a version of the answer I gave. Note that not many people make the error in judgement of asking me these questions often. Not many people in Charleston these days know that there used … Read more
Caught a CSX freight crossing Meeting Street at Cherry Hill this morning. This was at 8:55am. CSX 2757 is a GP38-2. Nothing really exciting here, but I liked it. Hopefully be catching some more and better video soon. Really going to try to get some of the Norfolk Southern freights farther out in the North … Read more
The Perley A. Thomas Car Company is actually still in business today making school buses as Thomas Built Buses. This High Point, North Carolina company built some of the most recognizable trolleys in use in the United States – the street cars of the St. Charles Line in New Orleans. Well anyway, I just picked … Read more
Interested in the history and current state of rail in Charleston? Especially some interesting glimpses into the trolley system that ran here from the 1880s to 1938? Then be sure to check out CharlestonRail.org. Oh, and while your at it, check out the Facebook page too – and make sure to “like” it!