Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wordy Wednesday #116

One of the few consolations of the time-suck that is Facebook is finding stuff you'd never find anywhere else, thanks to the generosity of the folks who post there. Unfortunately, I've misplaced the name of the fellow who posted the photo above (and if you're him and you happen to have landed here, please let me know in the comments!), but I'm so grateful that he uploaded this pic since it is the only photo I've ever seen of the crossing shanty at South Main Street in Millbury, MA.

As someone who's devoted to the CT Valley Line, why would that be such a big deal? Well, if you look at the smokestack coming out of the shanty, you'll get a hint since at the bottom of that stack was this:

Yup - I have the stove that was in that shanty way back in 1950. Click here for the story.

Things have been very busy 'round here lately. My day job is in full crazy mode, but that's typical for this time of year. Unfortunately, that's all but stopped progress on the layout. Fortunately though, despite it all, I'm still making some incremental progress: I've been reworking and finalizing Shoreline wiring, reworking the Saybrook control panel, and playing around with sound decoders. Hope to post some posts of all that soon.

In the meantime, I have crazyworktime til next Wednesday - Layout Life can restart after that....


  1. I agree, Facebook can be an amazing source of research with some digging. I was surprised to find many tiny communities have their own pages or groups showing off old photos just like these.

    1. Heh - parachuting into those RR specific groups are the only time I ever get on FB these days.