Category Archives: trains

DOWN THE LINE

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A GREAT RIDE ON THE GREAT NORTHERN

Travels with Charley:Travel by Great Northern Railwayby Charles McKelvy “Looks like we’ll travel by train.”Those were the memorable words of my scoutmaster for the Boy Scout World Jamboree 1967 at Farragut State Park on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille … Continue reading

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YOU CAN GO BACK!

Who says you can’t go back? I, for one, plan on going back to the neighborhood of my early childhood, South Shore, this very day. I passed through the eponymous Chicago neighborhood two weeks ago on the way to the … Continue reading

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FOGGY PHOTOS

Here are some images from my “Trains” folder of trains in the mist and/or snow:

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EMPIRE BUILDING IN 1967

Travel by Great Northern Railwayby Charles McKelvy “Looks like we’ll travel by train.”Those were the memorable words of my scoutmaster for the Boy Scout World Jamboree 1967 at Farragut State Park on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille in the … Continue reading

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SNOW TRAINS

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RAILWAY

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NIGHT TRAIN

I took a bike ride at 9 last night, and it was already dark.  Gone the endless light of summer.  Oh well.  As a bonus, however, I observed the passage of Amtrak’s Pere Marquette.  Nothing like seeing a speeding passenger … Continue reading

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READY TO SERVE

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SUNSET LIMITED

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TRAVELS WITH NATALIE

Crossing Canada with Madam Speaker by Charles McKelvy By now you have gathered that I like to write about memorable train trips. Gather ‘round now to hear tell of one truly amazing rail journey, in December 1984, from our home, … Continue reading

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A CHRISTMAS STORY

  Santa’s New Glasses a story for Christmas by Charles McKelvy The man in the Santa suit left his glasses on the seat as he got off the train. The man behind him, a harried bank executive named Hank, noticed … Continue reading

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20TH CENTURY LIMITED

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ROOM SERVICE ON THE BROADWAY LIMITED

(Author’s Note: I am pleased to report that the following essay appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of CLASSIC TRAINS magazine.) (CLASSIC TRAINS) My grandfather, Kenneth Macfarlan, worked as a freight clerk for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Philadelphia, hence we … Continue reading

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TRAINING FOR WINTER

My favorite way to travel in winter?  By rail, of course.  Here are some of my favorite training for winter shots from the archives:

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WALKING WITH TRAIN

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TRAINING IN THE RAINING

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DOIN’ THE LOCO-MOTION

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TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY

Ridin’ the Rails with the Midwest Rail Rangers Is the South Shore too much with you? Have you ridden too many round-trips between Carroll Avenue and Millennium Station to be remotely interested in the passing scenery? Then you might consider … Continue reading

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RIDIN’ WITH THE RAIL RANGERS

For more information about Midwest Rail Rangers, please visit: info@railrangers.org or http://www.railrangers.org

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