Yes, it’s been quiet here. As usual, the day job has a way of getting in the way. That said, I can’t complain, as it makes this site possible.
I’ve been working on a new book called “Seven Days in September, 1994.” It’s about a railroad photography expedition through Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Quebec and New Brunswick. It’s not your normal book – I’ll be taking readers with me as I experienced things that week. It wasn’t all blue skies and sunshine, but you’d be hard pressed to replicate any photo that will be in the book today. The Lamoille Valley Railroad is no more, and the tracks are gone, The Canadian Pacific no longer operates in Vermont. The Canadian Atlantic Railway disappeared in 1994. The Canadian National is still there, but there are fewer trains and the Montreal Locomotive Works power is long gone. Gordon Yard Diesel Shop on the CN closed a few years after I visited. So, it’s not just a nostalgic but, but also a history book in its own way.
I’m quite behind in processing photos and posting new galleries. “On the list” are this year’s Nevada Northern Winter Photo Shoot, and day and night images from a DRGW 315 photo freight on the Cumbres and Toltec.
The photos are being processed and culled for the Rio Grande and Steam books, but I think the next book may end up being “New England Nights”, a review of my night work in New England from 1992-1994. That may stretch a bit to include some images from New York in the late 1980s as they need a book home.
Just thought I’d drop a note to let everyone know what’s going on…