Category Archives: Historical


What is it about trains? I’ve always thought they were cool. I like the colors, the grit, and the sense that they’ve been places. I think they’re also a little mysterious. They seem to be running themselves like that menacing truck in Steven Spielberg’s first feature-length film, “Duel”. I would have liked to have caught […]

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We flew into Midway Airport on a short trip to Illinois and I came across this exhibit. This is theĀ  Douglas SBD “Dauntless”, which was the workhorse in the Battle of Midway. Here’s a little history: The Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber became a mainstay of the Navy’s World War II air fleet in the […]

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