November 2014 updates

After the long break and then so many updates a month ago, I’m thrilled to get a bunch of details added back in. Essentially, I was able to recreate much of what I lost when Google Earth crashed and lost a days work. My goal was very tight alignment of the tracks and stations on… Continue reading November 2014 updates

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Staycation 2014

Hi everyone! Yes, I’m hoping someone other than me reads things here even after this long of a break. Why the break? New job. Kids in high school. Life in general. Sorry. I’ll be trying much harder to make many smaller changes over time to keep things interesting. So, I took a staycation to watch the kids… Continue reading Staycation 2014

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!! I’ve been busy adding additional details including: much more detail to the MILW Lines in Illinois extended the MILW into Indiana Looking for details for the MILW, I found the fantastic Abandoned Rail website which gave me some great leads on The Gary Line [Illinois, Iowa & Minnesota Railway II&M renamed Chicago, Milwaukee… Continue reading Happy New Year

Updates – Dec 2011

Hi all! It’s been far too long since I could spend time updating my site. I lost my father and started a new job all about the same time which means I haven’t had much free time to work on the details here. Sorry Tonight I added to the CGW and MILW maps after getting… Continue reading Updates – Dec 2011

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Updates to CGW

Tonight I spent my first night really diving into the data in my new Rand McNally Enlarged Business Atlas from 1903. What a great book! With it’s help, I can now see that I had much of the CGW segment from Oelwein to Dubuque on the wrong path. In the process of fixing it, I… Continue reading Updates to CGW

Where to Start?

The idea of becoming a railroad “archeologist” holds both great appeal as well as shows great lunacy. There are just so many railroads, interurbans, and more in history. Do I map current lines and what they used to be? How do I account for all the mergers? How do I show how a line changed… Continue reading Where to Start?

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Waiting for Orders

For those who have been on the site before, you might have noticed some “slight” changes. You know, I deleted my old stuff and started again. Don’t Worry, it’s still about mapping trains and their old routes. Please give me some time to bring in all the old data and to turn on the maps. I’m… Continue reading Waiting for Orders

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