Category Archives: trains

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 ROLL

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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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BLUE WATER IN THREE OAKS

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BOX CAR

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CITY SIDEWALK

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A STORY FOR CHRISTMAS 2018

Santa’s New Glasses Flash Fiction 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 and said: “Hey, … Continue reading

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