Blog posts

January 19, 2017
For years now I have written about how dangerous working on or around trains is. The facts are just there: big, heavy, moving objects can be hazardous to your health if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time.
January 04, 2017
So here we are in a new year. After the year that was 2016, for most this is a good thing. The one thing I think everyone is unsure about is the change that is about to happen in this country. The fact is, this change takes place every time there is a new president.
November 30, 2016
This year’s ASLRRA regional meetings were a little bit different in content than in years past.
November 02, 2016
For those of you who remember the Tom Wolfe book and movie The Right Stuff, their catch phrase for describing what happens when funding is short for the space program: “No bucks, no Buck Rogers.” For railroads, it isn’t that different.
October 05, 2016
Today we are going to start with a bit of an introduction. This person is a 48-year-old father of two who lives in Morris County, N.J., with his wife and family. He grew up in Maplewood, a New Jersey suburb, and graduated from Columbia High School in 1986.
September 23, 2016
Who here remembers the Ferrari Testarossa? I’m talking about the one from the late 1980’s early 1990’s, the one that Don Johnson drove on Miami Vice and was a car that many of us of a certain age only dreamed of driving.
August 30, 2016
It is no secret that I write a lot about the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association on these pages.
August 16, 2016
Anyone who has flown on an airline in the last couple of years has had to deal with the reality of charges for things that were previously included in the fare you paid (I’m sorry, but the reality of life is that there are really no free things included with something you h
August 03, 2016
Every once in a while, my mother will call me at work. Most of the time it is to ask about something that is going on with the family, or she might have a question about something in general.