Monthly Archives: March 2018

CLOSE DOWN POST…C MINUS 25 MIN. AND COUNTING1

The boss made a final phone call,

making sure I was doing it all…

depower monitors ONLY–

Keys in the drawer–told me—

Midnight was the last of this shift!

BUT THIS BLOGGER WILL RETURN—HERE, ANYWAY!  😀

–Jonathan Caswell

 

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Words Collapse Boundaries Of Mind

THIS IS SO TRUE!

DeveReaux’s Newfound Words

Pour it out

On the streets, into their homes

Into the oceans, into their clothes

Wash their brains, rinse the craniums

These words are me

And I am made of them

Through pain and panic, they’ve built walls

To the outside world that doesn’t accept me

Through loss and longing, they’ve built roads

To the inside world that doesn’t correct me

But burns every time I move

Twitching, stinging until I adjust my thoughts

Attuned to the right waves, I am unstoppable

At least inside this room, I am loved

Inside this balloon, I can talk with anyone

Through regulation and regret pushed aside

I try to catch up to the present time

I’m still living in the past

Because I took so long to figure me out

Because I took so long stamping out doubt

Because I don’t really know where I’m going

But I enjoy the journey

And…

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What passes for luxury in Sierra Oculta

SMALL AS IT SEEMS THIS LUXURY IS KEEN!

Playing Trains

The recently purchased Faller Hit Train coach arrived about an hour ago.

It has a slightly wider loading gauge than the FCPyF’s other Germanic four wheeler. Certainly not enough to require surgery to the bodywork, because narrow gauge trains come in a variety of sizes, but Pine Rock Cutting (between Rio Paleta and Bodjio) might need some chiselling for clearance.

The standard gauge wheels have been replaced with narrow gauge and the original coupling from one end has been replaced with a Kadee #5. Then I resorted to bodging. The train will be run as a semi-permanently coupled set, with no need for automatic couplings within the rake, so the loop of the original coupler has been retained at the other end of the coach and a wire hook has been fitted to the vestibule end of the brake van. As extra coaches are added to the set they will…

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Severn Valley Railway 1940’s Event

HISTORY TRAINS AND FUN!

1940's Pin-Up Entertainer Kitten von Mew

I meant to write this post LAST year, but just never got around to it. It was more of a chance to tell you about Kim Clark at Time Machine Vintage than anything! I wore her gorgeous summery dress to last year’s SVR WW2 event and Betsy wore the matching little playsuit! I had a few other things made by the talented lady, but could never find the perfect weather and location to don the all in one trouser playsuit. Low and behold, June came round again and so did Severn Valley Railway, with sunshine and warm weather! So I got to wear 2 Time Machine outfits at this fantastic event!

Both have been sooooo comfy and far more enjoyable to walk around in than a suit and high heels. There is so much to see at the 40’s event and quite a bit of walking, so I wanted to…

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WATCH THE EASTERN SKY!

Tomorrow while still dark

Imagine the women’s walk…

To an empty tomb

The Lord has flown,

Gone is the One they sought!

Mary turns around,

A garden’s answer she found…

Her Rabbi

Heard her cry

Her joy is heaven bound!

The sun and Son arose,

Mighty o’er all His foes…

Death, thy sting

Submits to the King,

Our King has glorified clothes!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

Steam engine Leander — Sue’s words and pictures

It was not the first time that the steam engine Leander had travelled along our local railway line, but it is the first time I have shared photos of it here. It was a lovely sunny spring day. The engine, pulling a long excursion train, coasted downhill into the station, stopped briefly for safety reasons […]

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A Train Ride Through Time

MOST DEFINITELY–WHY DO YOU SUPPOSE I FOCUSED IN ON THIS POST…TO REBLOG? WOO-WOO!

Browsing The Atlas

Here we are in 2018 — a date that would have sounded preposterous in 1880. And yet, we can still experience a bit of 1880 technology today in of all places, South Dakota! There you can take a two-hour ride on a steam-engine train from Hill City to Keystone and back.

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Anyone who loves trains can’t help but get excited as the steam engine chugs into the station. Steam pipes out of the smokestack and the conductor toots the horn. Everyone with a ticket eagerly awaits its arrival. Once everyone was seated, we heard the conductor boom, “All Aboard!”  I’d always thought that was a warning that this was your last chance to board, but no. It’s the signal that everyone is aboard and the train is ready to leave.

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There are two types of cars to choose from: antique-looking cars with windows or open-air seating that really lets you…

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