Down at the Depot with Children's Author
Karen Kulinski


Track Facts


Chicago is the railroading center of the U.S.A.
--- Trains coming from the west only go as far as Chicago.
--- Trains coming from the east only go as far as Chicago.
--- No train ever goes THROUGH Chicago.

. . . a place for reading, writing, and railroading history


All aboard!

Welcome to a place where readers rule ... writers are welcome ... and train-lovers are invited to chug right in and stay awhile.

This website is a culmination of a lifetime of loving books, writing and trains. And you can also add my never-ending interest in history -- and "her-story," too.

It's always fascinated me that in the word history is the word "story." And that's what history really is -- stories about what happened to men and women, boys and girls, and even animals, yesterday, last year and in, what my kids always called, "the olden days."

So this site will contain a lot about history, in particular railroading history, since that has been my passion for much of my adult life. And, since I've also been a writer for all that time, too, information about writing and about my books will be featured here too, many of which were inspired by my research into railroading history.

Enjoy. And I hope you stop by often.