Winter Shutdown on the Kootenay Division

Don’t worry, it’s not what you’re thinking.

Over the past weeks the Boundary sub has been inundated with so, so many avalanches and the line is closed indefinitely until such a time as they are cleared.

Here is a single unit sent out from Castlegar to inspect one such instance with management aboard.

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While it is apparent to officials where this unusual weather came from, they are currently powerless to stop it.


Model Railroad Hobbyist gets it right

Wherever you follow me, you’ll frequently hear me complain about not getting much done and never having time. This was addressed in this month’s MRH. If you don’t know MRH, it’s a free high-quality online monthly magazine that is full of goodies.

This month, Don Hanley wrote an article about how much time we can or should spend on the hobby. It’s pertinent to me, and it’s probably pertinent to you, if you’re working on any project. Simple, universal truths and all that.

The link is here:

While you’re at it, you should probably subscribe to the mag and look it through. The whole thing’s run by Joe Fugate, a guy who helped pioneer the mushroom design with his Siskiyou line, a layout I’ve admired for something like half my life now.