Category Archives: Rocky Mount & The Railroad

We Need a ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’- Captured By A Past Not Of Our Own Making

At Monday’s City Council meeting, September 9, 2019, I had to face the fact that for some people, there will never be an expiration date, or enough markers placed, or an end to talk of reparation, an issue raised during … Continue reading

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Model Trains At Christmas OR The Real Thing

Click on the Youtube Video for a FUN Lionel Christmas Or  be lucky enough to live in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and see a train everyday! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year    

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Research Leads To Edward Marston’s Railway Mystery Series

I’m reading the first in the series, The Railway Detective and can hardly put it down. Robert Colbeck is an Inspector in the Detective Department of the Metropolitan Police, still in its infancy. A former barrister, Colbeck abandons his career … Continue reading

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Special Agent Fred Holdsworth – A Font of Knowledge

Among many things, Fred is a writer. He is blessed with a sense of humor and a long memory. He has had several incarnations as a teacher, before and after he was a special agent for the railway. His interest … Continue reading

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The Queen of France Arrives in Rocky Mount by Train

It was a cold February day in the early 1980’s  when Special Agent Fred Holdsworth received a call that a woman riding the train had refused to pay her fare. Thinking he would have to take her off the train … Continue reading

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Rocky Mount And The Railroad – Looking Back

Do you remember the names Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Longbough? Probably not, but you will recognize Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the names we associate with them. These two men take us back to the late 1800’s and … Continue reading

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Rocky Mount And The Railroad – Can’t Be Separated

“Trains are beautiful. They take people to places they’ve never been, faster than they could ever go themselves. Everyone who works on trains knows they have personalities, they’re like people. They have their own mysteries.”           … Continue reading

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