Monday, March 30, 2009


As you guys can tell I have been trying new things with this blog. I hope I have done a good job and you all like it. Please leave me a comment and let me know. If you have pictures that you would like to be in the slide show, I would love to add them. You can send them to my email address at Yahoo. Please send them to me in JPEG or GIFF form.

Again please let me know if you do not like the changes I made. I will change them back. I have other ideas in mind for this site too so I guess I should say.......Sorry for the construction!

Have a train whistle kind of day!

Hugs, Lisa

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Who is the biggest kid here ??? Seems they all love trains !!!!

Arn't We Pretty?

On March 22, 2009 we had a show at the Redford Model Railroad Club Train-O-Rama Extra, which by the way we had a blast. When the show was over, the Redford Team came over and took a group picture and we all look GREAT! What do you think?

Anyways, the show was a blast and I think they might have had record turn out. The line way out the door to get in at 10am. If you were not able to make it there, we are sorry, and we hope you can make it to another show.

I did take pictures at the Costick Center and I will add them to the blog later. I just wanted you to see us in action.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Norfork Southern

Norfolk Southern, Cola Tower (former PRR) Penn Central


I came across this FREE offer. I was wondering if you had any grandchildren that might like a coloring book from Norfork Southern? Here is the site:

Put in your information, but don't give what you don't want them to know. It does not say how long this offer is good for or even if there is any left to send out.

While you there, don't forget to visit their "history" page.


Sunday, March 8, 2009

60's Music

Picture for the San Diego Weekly Reader. Article called Monkee Business by By Duane Dimock, Jay Allen Sanford/ Published Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008

One of my favorite bands/groups are the Monkee's and we can't forget their song "Last Train to Clarksville." The song was written in the 60's by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart. It was recorded on July 25, 1966 and released on August 16, 1966 and went straight to number one.

Here is the story per Wikipedia:
"According to the song's authors, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, the song is their protest of the Vietnam War and tells the story of a young man who has been drafted. He is waiting for the train that will take him to an army base, and he knows he may die in Vietnam. At the end of the song he states, "I don't know if I'm ever coming home." More of the story here:

My Father told me the other day that Peter Tork, Monkee's member, was diagnosed with cancer. So I did some digging and this is what I came up with.

The San Diego Weekly Reader, September 10, 2008:
"Ron Jacobs was a DJ at L.A. radio station KHJ at the time. “One of Boss Radio’s most exciting promotions was staging an actual ‘Last Train to Clarksville,’ ” he says on his website. “A few hundred KHJ winners rode to ‘Clarksville,’ the city of Del Mar.” “The tenth callers would get two free tickets to the Last Train to Clarksville,” recalls KHJ promotions associate Barbara Hamaker in the Michael Nesmith biography Total Control." "According to Ron Jacobs, “Once the winners debarked there and ate their fried-chicken lunch — whackatawack, a quartet of helicopters slowly alit near the train." "The Monkees emerged and were greeted enthusiastically by contest winners and curious locals who’d been told they’d be meeting “the next Beatles.”

To read more of this story, please visit their site:

Oh one last thing. If your a Monkee's like me, I have added their video for the show. Here's that link too.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Levenshulme South railway station

1948 South Levenshulme Station looking East. (Photo: The Fallowfield Line author E M Johnson Foxline Publishers) From Mr. Nixon's wesite. Address below.

How about something new.....Levenshulme South in England. As Wikipedia states "Levenshulme South Railway Station was a railway station located in Levenshulme, Manchester. It was located on the Fallowfield Line which is now a cycle path. The station opened in 1892 and closed to passenger traffic in the 1960s and finally the line closed to freight in 1987. This was one of two stations in Levenshulme."

I have found a nice site created by a gentleman named George Nixon. He has put a lot of time into his site that he call's Levenshulme History then and now. He has pictures of the train station and though it is being renovated, it sure has changed. There are plenty of train station pictures and if you go through the whole website there are town pictures, people pictures and industry pictures that are quite neat to look at.

I hope you enjoy his site and I am planing on contacting him and letting him know about us. Maybe he will write a comment. I can only hope.

Here is Mr. Nixon's site.....