Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Case of the Missing Locomotive I

The Case of the Missing Locomotive I Overture By Roger Heid   This rather odd story transpired in spring of 1957, starting about ten days after Easter. Toward the end of my

More Memories In Between

More Memories In Between By Roger Heid   Not all my train related memories were good or amusing. This one occurred in January of 1952. There was a family in the neighborhood

Living His Dream

Living His Dream By Sally Karlsmark Preben Karlsmark, 69, of Pennsylvania, has built one of the most intriguing and remarkable model railroad layouts in his home. Prebens story is one that will

Early History of My Model Railroad

Early History of My Model Railroad By Roger Heid   My first model railroad was not a railroad, actually. It had nothing to do with any kind of railroad, whatsoever. It was

Electric Locomotive Pantograph Arcing

Electric Locomotive Pantograph Arcing By Roger Heid   When I was a kid, I frequently got to ride on a trolley, also called street car. The first trolleys were horse drawn. Now,

Something about the BR 42 Steam Locomotive

Something about the BR 42 Steam Locomotive By Ulrich Albrecht My father began building a model railroad in 1957 when my mother was pregnant with me. He was absolutely convinced that the