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Project 358 Work Session Announcement

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We will have an organized group work session on January 13th and 14th.  We will be continuing to work on removal of dirt and rust from the frame as well as body work.  I would really like to get the cosmetic work wrapped up by late spring.  If we all work together we can accomplish this goal. I will be there for the first part of the day on Saturday and all day Sunday.  Zach will be there on Sunday for car body work and the associated fabrication.

Please email project manager Chris Lantz at if you plan to attend.

Podcast features NKP no. 765 engineer, operations manager

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The Roundhouse Podcast recently recorded an interview with Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society Operations Manager and locomotive engineer Rich Melvin.

“Starting his railroad career on the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad, Rich eventually worked his way up to being the Superintendant of Operations for the Youngstown Division of the Ohio Central Railroad.  He joined the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society (FWRHS) because he saw the professional attitude its organization had.  Rich has several stories from over thirty years of operating Nickel Plate Road #765 and shares them with us here, including the filming of ‘Matewan’ in 1987 and joining the 21st Century Steam program with Norfolk Southern.

As CEO and Publisher of O Gauge Railroading Magazine, Rich has seen and filmed many different O scale train layouts.  He provides insight as to why so many modelers choose this gauge as well as how the company has embraced technology moving into the Digital Age.”

You can listen here: