Category Archives: Transcontinental Railroad

Model Locomotive Completed

I have completed the assembly of the model locomotive and tender that I received as a Christmas gift. As I pointed out in my last post, I had not built a model since I was a teenager back in the … Continue reading

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Model 1860s Locomotive Project

My daughter Beth gave me a wooden model 1860s locomotive kit for Christmas this year. I haven’t built a model since I was a teenager–back in the early 1950s. The instructions are divided into eighteen steps. Here I am working … Continue reading

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Stirrup Award Finalist

My article “Races Within a Race: The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad” that appeared in the April 2019 issue of Roundup Magazine has been selected, by the membership of Western Writers of America, as a finalist for the Stirrup Award … Continue reading

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Trade Paperbacks Available

Five Star Publishing, who originally published The Iron Horse Chronicles trilogy, recently reverted the rights for eBooks and Trade Paperbacks to me. There were pluses and minuses to that. The minus was that Five Star took down their Kindle versions … Continue reading

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Henderson Libraries 2020 Local Author Showcase

On March 28, 2020, I will be participating in the 7th Annual Local Author Showcase at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, Nevada. This is the fourth year I have been invited to offer my books … Continue reading

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Transcontinental Railroad History Day Project

On December 12, 2019, I participated in the “Transcontinental Railroad History Day Project” conducted by students and teachers from Highland Elementary School in Bakersfield, California. The Highland’s team posed questions via email to me about the political, economic, and social … Continue reading

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Successful Book Signing at South Point

My book signing event at South Point Casino on December 7, 2019, was a great success. Throughout the event I had the help of three wonderful people, my wife and daughters. To my right is daughter Stacy from Kentucky. To … Continue reading

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Letter to Roundup Magazine Editor

I was surprised and pleased to see a letter to the editor (Johnny D. Boggs) of Roundup Magazine that was published in the August 2019 issue. L. J. Martin, a prolific writer in multiple genres, wrote about my article “Races Within … Continue reading

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Roundup Magazine Articles Available On-Line

I am pleased to inform the readers of this blog that Roundup Magazine has published two of my recent articles “on-line.” Here is the link that will take you to where you can read “Races Within A Race: The building of … Continue reading

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Alas, It Was Not to Be

In my last post, I stated I would be in Ogden, Utah, to participate in the annual convention of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society and attend the sesquicentennial celebration at the Golden Spike National Historic Site on May 10, … Continue reading

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