|DOWNSTATE DELAWARE OPEN HOUSES
JUNE 21, 2008
Bob custom painted this GE 44 tonner in the colors of the Delaware Coast
Line Rail-road, a real switching railroad found here in southern Delaware.
The Travelling Budd Car got some track time, and the passengers noticed a
small herd of deer out the window. The motorman stopped so they could get a
The Budd Car poses in front of the waterfall...and now the 44 tonner gets a turn. The pond is about 20 feet by 40 feet. The whole railroad is elevated 28 inches.
The bank barn has been renovated and has a brand new silo. Notice the nicely
groomed tree on the left.
Arnold the Axe Man has just finished splitting a truckload of firewood and will
soon be relaxing on the Adirondack chair. His little dog Muffin is sitting on the
This is Brad's Amphibious Assault Vehicle. A few months ago it took a tumble
off a bridge and landed in the water. It runs OK on land too!
PAUL AND ANN BOTTINO
This year Paul added another loop to the left of this photo, featuring a brief
stretch of 4-track main line. We saw several 3-train meets today but most
eluded my camera.
Look closely and you can see all kinds of interesting details. Here is a bear
cub sitting up in his tent reading a children's book.
CRASH! - Paul was just saying how there hasn't been a wreck all day and
then we heard a large crash - the caboose was rear-ended in the tunnel!