One of my favorite places in all of Indianapolis is Crown Hill Cemetery. Besides the fact that I could spend hours amongst the trees and headstones, I went on a journey to find the graves of Will Remy and Charles E. Cox, both of whom argued the 1925 murder case against the notorious Ku Klux…
Over the past few months, I’ve encountered the following meme online. I thought it would be fun to look for the original articles from which these quotes were pulled, so I did that. Memes like this are cute and are pretty good a making a convincing point, but those quotes lack context and nuance. Some…
One of my goals is to have a model of each type of diesel locomotive that Monon operated from 1942 until the company merged into the Louisville & Nashville Railroad in 1971. So far, I’ve managed to acquire most of them, but one that has remained elusive is the ALCO Century 420 … until now.
I recently got a bonus at work, and decided to use a bit of it to buy some trains. I recently saw some locomotives from MTH and Lionel end up on eBay, being sold by someone here in the Indianapolis area. Turns out, they were being sold by a train shop I’ve never visited called A-Trains down on Main Street in Greenwood.
“His advice and farewell words to his family were enough to melt the heart of an infidel.”
Here at home, I have a Mac mini (2018) running as a file server for the home network. After I upgraded to macOS Ventura 13.2 earlier this week, I realized that I could no longer connect to the file shares on the Mac mini from anywhere. Time Machine didn’t work either. A quick search on…
Gilded Rail Entertainment posted a YouTube video recently that does a pretty good job explaining the history of the Monon.
While playing Pokemon Go yesterday, I managed to grab a few good shots of White River State Park.
I ran into some issues trying to clean up stale data in InfluxDB and found a nice workaround thanks to a user on GitHub.
When I was 4 years old, my father gave me his old Lionel train set. Fast forward 40+ years, and here I am a serious collector of O scale model trains.