This is a picture of ''old John'' in his ''sanctum sanctorium'' (shop) where he has spent many hours in putting things in shape to be seen and appreciated by others as well as by himself. Only a portion of his collection is shown in the picture.
(from left to right): Texas & Pacific bell from engine 515, Missouri Pacific bell from engine 1045, and Southern Pacific bell from engine 1237. Top bell is from steamship made in 1854 at West Troy, New York. I have seven steam locomotive bells in the bell
John W. Hedge, great grandfather, age 79 says, ''I have never been more than a railroad fan.'' Chris Hollimgswoeth, great-grandson, age 8 says, ''I'll never be less than a real railroad man.''