Monthly Archives: March 2017

Interesting Finds on Google Maps — March 2017

If you can add any more information about any of these places, please do so in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Transloading in Progress (Beaumont, CA) Location: 33°55’43.9”N 116°59’10.0”W (33.928861, -116.986111) Perricone Juices 550 B Street Beaumont, CA 92223 (951) 769-7171 Caught in the act! Something is being transloaded from a covered… Read More »

The Danger of Lying in Bed

Mark Twain’s tale about railroad accidents and accident insurance, The Danger of Lying in Bed, was first published in the Buffalo Express on January 7, 1871. The man in the ticket-office said: “Have an accident insurance ticket, also?” “No,” I said, after studying the matter over a little. “No, I believe not; I am going to… Read More »

Triple Crossing in Richmond, Virginia

Photo About Triple Crossing Triple Crossing in Richmond, Virginia is believed to be the only place in North America where three Class I railroads cross at different levels at the same spot. At the lowest (ground) level, the original Richmond and York River Railroad was extended after the American Civil War to connect with the… Read More »

NMRA Clearances for N Scale

Introduction These are the clearances for bridges, structures and tangent tracks for Old Time (pre-1920), Classic I (1920–1969), Classic II (1969–1983), and Modern (post-1983) eras. The numbers here are for N scale (1:160). The prototype (1:1) dimensions are given for conversion to other scales or you can check the NMRA standard to get information for other scales. The numbers… Read More »

N-Land Pacific Free-moN

I got up bright and early this morning to go to the 8:00 a.m. N-Land Pacific Free-moN club meeting at Corky’s Kitchen & Bakery Restaurant in Upland, California. The club meets there on the first Saturday of each month. I hate trying to find a group of people where I don’t know anyone in the group or what… Read More »