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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ready To Run

“I am a steadfast believer in the increased quality of life that comes from creating something by hand. While buying ‘stuff’ may give a short term high, much like a candy bar buzz, it quickly wears off leaving you where you started. The satisfaction that comes from creating something, however, is long lasting and therapeutic.” […]

Three Barrels of Steam

All photos courtesy Robert Simpson, hosted here with his permission James E. Boynton wrote a book by the same title about 3-cylinder steam locomotives. Although many were presented, he concentrated on the Southern Pacific’s 50 4-10-2s in three classes. The Southern Pacific was the first railroad to order locomotives with this wheel arrangement, and so […]