I know people who devote time and effort to railroad history. They’re out at the museum doing unglamorous tasks, like scraping and repainting the rolling stock, or cataloging old paperwork. I am not one of those people. I like to leaf through old books on winter evenings, and read online stories of railroading’s past, and take bike rides along abandoned rights-of-way on sunny autumn afternoons. Last weekend, I spent time with people who actually work at historical things. (more…)

By way of introduction


My name is Jeff Faust, I’m a woodworker, and I build model railroads. That’s all you really need to know, but bloggers are expected to drone on about their topic. So, okay.