Robert's Vasona Branch Blog
San Jose history, as seen from the railroad tracks.
Monday, July 5, 2021
Visiting the Vasona Branch: NMRA 2021 "Rails By the Bay"
Virtual visitors for the NMRA 2021 “Rails by the Bay”: Welcome to the Vasona Branch! Thanks to the challenges of organizing a ...
Monday, February 15, 2021
A Life of Railroads
Bill Bowdidge My father, Bill Bowdidge, died a few months ago. When my grandfather died, my father stood up at the funeral, remarked th...
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
More Model Railroad Sudoku: Cow Cars to the Ainsley Cannery
If we want to understand how a railroad and a cannery worked together, we need some data - preferably details about the number and typ...
Monday, September 14, 2020
Keeping Up with Jason: 3D Printing Beet Racks
If you've been following Jason Hill and his Owl Mountain Models , you might see that some of my personal projects have mirrored h...
Saturday, September 12, 2020
A string of maintenance-of-way gondolas heads uphill. Like I mentioned last time , long-suffering Glenwood got some serious rewor...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Bring in the Photographers!
Full disclosure: all photos here are mine documenting the weekend, not the shots the pro guys made. Well, that was an interesting weekend...
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