Category Archives: model railroads


His memories of New England various,

Were by and large vicarious…

Mostly pictures he saw

with interest and awe,

His chances of a visit–hilarious!

Point of fact he was too young,

Couldn’t drive himself even some…

The eight-hour ride

Once a summer left wide,

Window for relevant magazines to come!

Still his interest grew,

Past the time when he knew…

This paint scheme was gone,

these ALCOs moved on.

But the history he wanted to view.

Found an N scale engine thus,

Painted just like this—a plus–

To re-enact

Historical fact,

Without too much fuss!

–Jonathan Caswell




Miniaturized technology

Makes possible “cab ride” tours…

Of good model railroads

Compared with yours!

Observe the long main line

Listen to the rail click sounds…

Even certain comments from

The crew, mostly within bounds.

Sometimes folks are camera shy

At others…can’t get ’em out of the way…

Seeing people out-of-scale

Destroys the fantasy made!

–Jonathan Caswell