This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Time for a Change

Ever wonder how we got the U.S. time zones that we now have?  It was on this day in history in 1883 that the railroad industry implemented a time code system in order to simplify their scheduling procedures (click here.)  Our Congress, being the fast responding, quick-on-the-uptake body that it is, would eventually officially adopt the railroad's time code system 35  years later in 1918.

Lots of great train songs out there.  Here is someone's compilation of their 23 best (click here.) It is not a bad list but does have that Chattanooga Choo Choo Boy  and Last Train to Clarksville crapola included.   These two being on the list would not be so offensive had Mr. Crossroads' Love in Vain classic also made it:

Another glaring omission on the 23 Best List above is Train Kept A-Rollin.  There are many versions to choose from but I kinda like Aerosmith's:

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