Will present photos and narrative describing railfan photo trips as well as general travel photos
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Hi, I have scanned some of my favorite slides. Here are the steam images.
In February 1977 I participated in an early trip on the Cass Scenic Railroad. The photos above and below were taken at a spot called Bum Field.
In July 1978 I followed the British Columbia Rwy's Royal Hudson excursion along Howe Sound from North Vancouver to Squamish.
In September 1980 ex C&O #614 hauled a Chessie Safety Express excursion up Sand Patch Grade at Foley, PA.
A group of British railfans had a series of charters on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic on October 4 1983. Here the train is at Coxco, CO.
The SP #4449 was at Lang, CA in Soledad Canyon with a matched set on its way from Portland, OR to the Worlds Fair in New Orleans in May 1984.
Yes there was a time when former PRR K-4s #1361 did operate. Here at Bellefonte, PA in October 1987 on a trip from Altoona, PA.
Former Reading 4-8-4 #2101 was used to power the American Freedom Train through the northeastern US because the main engine, former SP #4449, was too big. It passed through Potomac Yard in Alexandria, VA on its way to display at the Pentagon in August 1976.
I am 76 years old. I took my first railroad photos in the mid 50's although active photography really took hold in 1971 when I moved to the Washington, DC area.
I enjoy photographing almost any kind of rail activity and have done so throughout the United States. In addition, I have photographed extensively in a number of Canadian Provinces and have had the opportunity to shoot some in foreign countries.
I am married with 2 grown daughters and 4 grandsons. Professionally, I worked for the United States Bureau of Mines until the organization was shut down in 1996. In my last assignment I managed the Bureau's Minerals and Materials Science Research Program.
My wife and I enjoy traveling. We have had a number of really great trips to South America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand, Egypt and Jordan, and Africa. Photos from these trip will be included. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org