A journal following the history, design, construction and operation of Bernard Kempinski's O Scale model railroad depicting the U. S. Military Railroad (USMRR) Aquia-Falmouth line in 1863, and other model railroad projects.
We had three visitors to the Aquia Line tonight. My brother, Rob, and some of his coworkers, Chris Holden and David Amorosa joined my mom, Alicia, and I for dinner. Chris and David are former military service members. Chris served in the 101st Airborne and it turns out we had mutual friends in that outfit. David was a naval enlisted man who later was involved in construction of the US Embassy in Iraq. In the course of the evening they learned that Chris, David, and Alicia all were in Iraq at more or less the same time.
Alicia modeling the latest in body armor styles in Baghdad
After a nice dinner we retired to the man cave to check out the Aquia Line. Chris, though a Yankee, is a student and admirer of Stonewall Jackson. David builds plank on frame ship models. So we had a grand time running trains on the Aquia Line and talking history and modelling.