Welcome to my website!  In case you're wondering, the title refers to a bulletin board humor column I wrote during my railroad career.  I've reorganized the site and have finally figured out how to add links.  Simply click on the capitalized tiitle of each page.  Below is an index of what each page contains:

N-SCALE FREIGHT CARS

This page is about the historical basis for N-scale model freight cars.  It covers the period from the late forties (the twilight of steam) to the early eighties (the twilight of cabooses).  This is a huge project that I have worked on for years.  I'm working on items in a roughly chronological order, and have completed about 100 body styles so far.

TALES FROM THE RIVER

The bulletin board humor column I wrote for 25 years of my 42-year railroad career.

GERMAN RAILROADS

This page is dedicated to information on German Railroading.  My dad was in the Air Force and I was fortunate to have lived in Germany from 1969 to 1974.  In the future, I plan pages on locomotives, rolling stock (freight & passenger), timetables, tickets and pictures.

Latest updates:

6/21- ACF Precision Design boxcars added to single-door exterior post boxcars page
7/1- later ACF boxcars added to the single-door exterior post boxcars page.
7/17- SIECO, Evans and B&O canstock cars added to the single-door exterior post boxcars page.
8/10- PS waffle boxcars added to the single-door exterior post boxcars page.
8/18- Flexi-Flo hoppers revised in special covered hoppers page.
9/14- PS 5,277 and 5,344 boxcars added to single-door exterior post boxcars page.
9/30- PS waffle boxcars on single-door exterior post boxcars page updated.
9/30- Gunderson double-door waffle boxcars added to double-door exterior post boxcars page.