Archive for October, 2008

Comments Off on The Little Engine That Could at GSMR

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmjJfd1JDZs&hl=en&fs=1] The annual arrival of The Little Engine That Could at Great Smoky Montain Railroad is an event that train entusiasts won’t want to miss. In Bryson City, NC the town dresses up for the occasion and characters from the book come to life. While it’s obvious that it’s the diesel that’s pushing and pulling […]

Dry Bridge Station in Mount Airy, NC

Posted: 8th October 2008 by Admin in Train Stores

    One of the other categories I’d like to cover in this forum is Train Stores. Where are the best stores in NC where you can go, run some model trains and purchase the one’s you like? There are so many in the state. I’ll start with Dry Bridge Station in Mount Airy, NC. Mount […]

Mr. Puffer Bill – Train Engineer

Posted: 7th October 2008 by Admin in Train Books

Ah…another incredible children’s book about trains. They seem to just keep on coming, which is fine with me. This one again dates back to the 1950’s. I remember it well. This is the wonderful story of how the engineer’s cap came into existence. Mr. Puffer Bill tried many different types of hats that were supposed […]