The weather has cooled slightly in Northern Virginia and the days are noticeably shorter. That means it's time for....model railroading. I will be travelling to several events in next month to present talks. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by and say hello.
On October 1 I will be at the MARPM in Fredericksburg, VA presenting a talk entitled, "Down to the Sea in Trains." This will be an overview of how railroads and ships interact at marine terminals from the early days of railroading to the current era of unit trains, double stacks and massive container ships. The talk will complement my next book due out in 2017.
October 13th I will be presenting an update on my USMRR Aquia Line to the American Civil War Railroad Historical Society at the La Quinta Inn on Primacy Parkway in Memphis, TN. This is part of the ACWRRHS annual meeting. There is also a layout visit to Charlie Taylor's O scale civil war era layout and a bus trip to Shiloh planned. For more info see the ACWRRHS Yahoo Group.
October 20-23rd I will be presenting three clinics and the keynote address at the 2016 NMRA MER convention in Raleigh, NC. For more info see Tracks to the Triangle website.