Category Archives: trains

Travels with Charley: Room Service on the Broadway Limited

My grandfather, Kenneth Macfarlan, worked as a freight clerk for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Philadelphia, hence we were loyal to the Pennsy even after Poppa’s death in 1955. So, when my mother decided to take my four-year-old brother, Donald, my … Continue reading

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Travels with Charley: Four-in-One

(Harbert, Michigan) For someone who loves to ride trains, a day with four train rides is absolute bliss. Such was last Thursday when we went to Hinsdale to visit Natalie’s mother.  We thus drove to Michigan City, Indiana and caught … Continue reading

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Commuting Distance

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Wrong-way Train?

(St. Joseph, Michigan) So there I was—having just detrained from Amtrak train 370, the Pere Marquette—preparing to shoot a video of the train’s departure for Grand Rapids, when, lo and behold, some rather inebriated (to say the least!!!!) patrons from … Continue reading

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Tracking Shots

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Hey, hey, it’s the Shay!

(Hesston Steam Museum, Indiana) A highlight of any visit to this wide-open window to yesteryear is riding behind the museum’s magnificent class C Shay locomotive.  The La Porte County Historical Steam Society, Inc. restored their Shay in 1975 but then … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel

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