--In an age of instant communication, it's hard to imagine a time when transporting mail by train was considered "fast". To the right a beautiful ad from the 1870's for the Lake Shore and Michigan Railway: The Flight of the Fast Mail. Click on the photo.
--For the model railroad enthusiast: Celtic store front/facade scenery lovingly inspired by Paul's recent excursion to The Emerald Isle; click on the link http://bigindoortrains.com/indoor_resources/ireland_buildings/irish_facades.htm
--And a bit of history and more from Toys & Stuff: What a coincidence, as I was preparing this post it occurred to me that it was 150 years ago today that Andrew's Raider's rendezvoused in Marietta, Georgia for what history would call The Great Locomotive Chase--read more here http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/04/train-time-usps-trains-locomotives-post_10.html
--AN OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF MODEL TRAINS & SCENERY/LAYOUTS, WONDERFUL BUILDINGS http://www.flickr.com/photos/45436499@N02/sets/72157623844193260/with/8635495315/
SEE MORE OF THE 2013 INSTALLMENTS OF FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/for-trains-lovers-oly-2013-8.html
AND FOR AN INDEX TO THE 2012 FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY SERIES, click on the link http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/final-installment-index-for-train.html