As you can see, the first new change is the website itself. I’m hoping for a cleaner, better look and feel to this site, and hope I’ve succeeded. Comments are always appreciated […]
Here begins the story of Deepwater, West Virginia. Located in Fayette County, the most recent census shows a population of 280. There are several stories as to how Deepwater derived its name. One […]
Little did I know on the modeling side when I placed a reservation for the new Walther’s Proto GP-30 number 537, that this engine would have even more significance to me. Norfolk […]
Yesterday, we started our day with a hearty breakfast at Sam and Mickey’s across the tracks from Dickinson yard. The day dawned with a bit of fog, especially in the valleys, but […]
Sometimes research and fact-finding for an article/story is harder than pulling teeth. Such was the case with finding information for this short story. Penn Central transfer cabooses, as with most railroad’s transfer […]
Just another short note here to announce that the “Hitop in Photos” gallery will change monthly to show different photos of the layout and/or models used!
In real life, everything is not perfectly straight up and down. By this I mean, look at a lot of road signs, street signs, and telephone or power poles. Some lean, either […]
This PC hopper is a Bowser product, and has been on the roster awhile. The car obviously started out solid black. As with all my cars, new wheels and Kadee couplers were […]
Just a short post to thank those that supplied photos for this site: F Douglas Bess, Jr., Andy Cummings, Fred Wolfe of Wolfelight Images, and Coalcampusa.com. Thank you all!
As this photo shows, railroading is a 24/7 job. In all types of weather, at all times of the day or night, railroads move the freight. In the instance of the Hitop […]