Category Archives: Stories

Romance on the Train I

Romance on the Train I By Roger Heid   It was April of 1962; my final year in school had just started. Now I was eighteen, but I was still model railroading.

A Loco Ride for a Veteran

A Loco Ride for a Veteran By Roger Heid   Sometime during the late summer of 1950 I decided I needed a new box of Crayons. My Mom expressed the need for

The Point of Return

The Point of Return By Roger Heid   This here story started out in early spring of 1949. During those days, my Mom would frequently take me on walks through the woods

The Case of the Missing Locomotive IV

The Case of the Missing Locomotive IV Doing Time By Roger Heid   Conclusion June had arrived. The progress on our layout had been painfully slow. The Maerklin 3-rail AC tracks and

The Case of the Missing Locomotive III

The Case of the Missing Locomotive III Punishment By Roger Heid Continuation The heavenly smell of fresh coffee and pastries, fresh out of the oven, awakened my senses. Bruno was already up

The Case of the Missing Locomotive II

The Case of the Missing Locomotive II Aftermath By Roger Heid   Continuation By mid afternoon, Bruno and I had left the club house empty handed. A real bummer it was, indeed.

The Wife of a Model Railroader

The Wife of a Model Railroader  By Sally Karlsmark When I met my husband, we were both incredibly lonely after life had dealt both of us a terrible blow. We both had

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

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