THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Mystery Bridge 31: Thacher Truss Railroad Bridge in Waverly, Iowa
A few months ago, the Chronicles did a special on the Thacher truss bridges, designed and patented by Edwin Thacher and first used in 1884 in the state of Iowa. To refresh the readers memory, the Th... Posted on 10/15/13 at 5:41 AM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE "The Least of These" Are Great Indeed
Wisdom comes from the strangest places.
I have just finished reading my latest novel, The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, which is admittedly a children's book that the Toddler and I enjoyed... Posted on 10/3/12 at 2:33 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Up the Mountain
I had a decision to make. After the small-town experiences in Henan province, was I going to travel north to sight-see the Longmen Caves? There, centuries ago, Buddhist monks decorated hundreds of cav... Posted on 8/11/12 at 7:36 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio... Posted on 2/10/12 at 7:07 AM
HUNGRY FOR LIFE Northshore Scenic Railroad
There are so many great train rides to go on. There is the Travel through Time Train Ride, Daily tours to Two Harbors, Shorter tours, Wed-Saturday the Domino's Pizza Train, Elegant Dinner Trains, the ... Posted on 8/1/11 at 5:11 PM
The head-on collision between two ore trains north of Two Harbors that sent five workers to the hospital in 2010 was the result of crew error, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a determination released Tuesday.
Not so fast. That’s the recommendation a consultant recently delivered to a board laying plans for the Northern Lights Express – a high-speed passenger rail service proposed to connect Duluth and Minneapolis.
Slowly but surely their numbers are growing—shiny, silvery rail cars all in a row, just outside of Two Harbors.
Eighty of them arrived on Thursday, 44 more on Friday, another 148 next week, and possibly another batch after that.
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