Trains have always been a part of my life. I grew up next to what is now known as Conrail Shared Assets Beesley's Point Secondary, and watched both the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines (PRSL) and Conrail come and go. Legend even has it that the town I grew up in was named by the Reading Railroad's President because of a Magnolia tree he admired on a local property. I still live in that one square mile town with my wonderful wife of 20 years and our two children., and have served Magnolia and the surrounding area as an EMT for 29 years. As for modeling, I am building a small (4'x6') HO scale layout based on the PRSL. It isn't much but I sure do enjoy it!