Another Day, Another Mistake


W hen I was a young child my family used to travel from Long Beach, California to Brooklyn, New York. In those days we either took Santa Fe’s El Capitain or Super Chief. Those were the days. The food was great. The cars were luxurious. The staff was helpful and friendly. Though the ride wasContinue reading “Another Day, Another Mistake”

Naked To The Eye


Sometimes, there’s no winning. I couldn’t do it yesterday so I shut the conversation down. I couldn’t get through. Everything was an excuse. Or, a weird kind of arrogance. I have no use for that. Oh well. Another war lost. One I shouldn’t have fought. These two pictures are of the same location. They wereContinue reading “Naked To The Eye”

What Does It Mean To Travel


On a Sunday morning. I realized I haven’t published multiple pictures in some time. I’ve been photographing bits and piece of trains forever because I like them. I grew up riding the Super Chief and the El Capitan and eventually The City of Los Angeles from Los Angeles to New York City via Chicago. OfContinue reading “What Does It Mean To Travel”

9:20 Special


A bunch of tests. I’m always trying to learn something, anything, from the WordPress block system. Let’s see how you like the lead column to be smaller than the technical column. This is a good day to do it because of the subject matter, graffiti on an old train car. From my limited knowledge thisContinue reading “9:20 Special”

One Moonlit Night


The night sky. It was early. The all seeing dog wanted to go out. She kept nagging me until I took her for a short walk. I did what she demanded. It was a good thing. Because. Look what I found. What a night. What a sky. What a moon. And, two long haul trainContinue reading “One Moonlit Night”

The Runner


And, the chaser… I was concentrating on my work when I felt two paws on my leg. Time for a walk. Once again, she came through. I wouldn’t have seen the most beautiful golden light that we usually have after a storm. if we hadn’t gone out. I did the best that I could, notContinue reading “The Runner”

Summer Morning


Does it? Or, doesn’t it? If the picture says hot, or early morning heat, then I made another summer project picture.  If it doesn’t, that’s okay. I made a picture that I like. A lot. By accident. My pal on the internet scene, Montana Rose, posted a picture yesterday that she said she made byContinue reading “Summer Morning”

Rust


Rust never sleeps. That’s what Neil Young said. He’s right. Even though I use the word “abandoned” in my tags, these old trains really aren’t. The are owned by the Louisiana railroad historical society, or whatever they are called. They are a small group. The don’t return phone calls or emails. They work on theirContinue reading “Rust”

Sometimes Time Bends


Time bends around this time of year. It always does. My memory brings events to the forefront. Things I had safely tucked away. It’s Mother’s Day weekend. Social media is full of pictures of other people’s moms. I probably will post one as well. It’s a signature picture. Yesterday I railed (see what I didContinue reading “Sometimes Time Bends”