I liked toy trains as a child and have had the interest rekindled by my grandsons, especially Will who was born in 2004. He has been endlessly interested in trains for years and lives in that great railroad town: Wheaton, Illinois. What’s more, his other grandfather, Englishman Michael Morrissey, had a career with the London Underground Train system, and his father, James Morrissey worked for British Rail, tending to the Flying Scotsman on its run between London and Edinburgh. I musn’t forget Peter Hultgren, my nephew and godson, who had a childhood passion for trains, like Will, and who now is a professional designer of railway signal systems. The fact that our property on Lake Superior once was crossed by trains hauling logs into Ontonagon, Michigan from the west adds another dimension.
As a response to all this, I have set up my Lionel O27 trains in our basement, I subscribe to Toy Trains Magazine, and I occasionally visit train shows. Now I have recently added a few images of trains on this website. Please take a peek at them in the photo album and add to or correct my comments here.