I just received this very nice solid N Scale Birney trolley, but unfortunately I know nothing about it. It is a heavy metal molding and artfully done. I wish I knew where and when it was originally made and if it was designed with any particular power source in mind. I really would like to … 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!
I got a new book! Well, I am excited about that and I am also trying out my new blogging app on my iPad. It integrates with WordPress blogs and also photo services like Flickr and Picasa. I should really write more about Blogsy on my regular blog, but I thought I would try it … Read more
I came across this video on YouTube, and I absolutely love it. It captures my wistful feelings towards streetcars while showing some of the great machines on exhibit at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum. Just watch the way it transitions from videos from the past to the present along with a subtle change in the music. … Read more
From the late 1800s until 1938, trolleys ran in Charleston. Not many people know that and even fewer remember them. There are a few artifacts of that period left around, and I have talked about some of those before. But today, courtesy of eBay, I received a bit of that history into my hands. What … Read more