Unfortunately, with age, my trips are becoming a little less frequent and necessarily closer to home.
Trips in 2016:
March 22: one day trip to Chesterton/Porter and Griffith IN with my son.
April 21: one day trip to Goshen, IN and Elkhart IN. with my friend Steve Brown
April 26: one day trip to Chesterton/Porter IN. with my friend Steve Brown
May 31 to June 5: Baltimore area to visit my friend Todd Sestero
July 11 one day trip to Kalamazoo, MI With my friend Milt Stahl
September 11 through the Sept. 17 Six day trip to northern Illinois, northwest Indiana and southeast Wisconsin.
Including Rochelle, IL; the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL; Duplainville Junction in Wisconsin; Rondout Jucction in
Lake Bluff, IL; West Chicago; Elmhurst; Western Springs; Porter Juction in Indiana; and Street running in Michigan
City, IN. Traveling with my friend Nigel Dymock from Bristol, England
Trips in 2017:
April 6 to 8: 2½ days at Fostoria with my wife meeting a railfan couple, our friends Ed and Linda Dunklau, (we
experienced terrible weather, Ed & Linda reschedule to meet us in warmer weather.)
July 20 Took a one day trip to Seymour IN, highlighted in a July 2017 TRAINS article. CSX is rerouting eastbound
Louisville - Cincinnati trains through Seymour. Old B&O signals in this town are being replaced later this Summer and
took pictures to preserve the images. Fewer and fewer of these signals still exist. Also visited North Vernon, IN; few
trains but much railroad history there.
August 4: Toured Bil Heiden's Fabulous Milwaukee Road HO layout in Dorr. MI with Rick Burns.
August 31: Ogden dunes, IN to watch South Shore Commuter and NS Freight with Milt Stahl.
Trips yet proposed for 2017 or 2018:
BNSF Racetrack in Illinois
Lafayette & Monon, IN
Ogden Dunes, IN