Video Tour: Northern Pacific Skally Line at Mile Post 7

I’ve really taken to my Flip video camera and started capturing location shots where I walk around an area filming video giving a short tour with annotations. This can be done in about 30 minutes and, if I am careful about my shots, it requires little editing. I’m getting better with steadying my hand and […]


Trip To Dentist Office Leads to Rare Find: Griswold Rotating-Banner

I’ve mentioned before how I now make it my daily habit to always carry a point and shoot digital camera as well as my compact and trusty Flip video camcorder. I never know what I may find when out and about and, on that rare occasion I find something that is rare or unique, I […]


The Art of Scale Drawing

It was art time in our household so I set my son up with some paints, crayons and paper before I sat down next to him with my own pencil, scale ruler, graph paper, and numerous pictures of a building I was working on. “Are you not doing art with me?” He asked. “Yes I […]


The Wail of the Horn

At the start of April, while in Fremont, I lay there awake next to my wife in a double bed at my parent’s house. Our son was asleep in the next room after a long day of playing with Grams. Sleep had come to him quickly after another reading of one of the Little Golden […]


Continuing on with YouTube… another BNSF (but less windy)

BNSF train on west side of Fremont, Nebraska

Here is the second of four videos shot on my trip capturing BNSF 6318 (a GE ES44AC) and BNSF 9204 (an EMD SD70ACe) pulling a nice collection of covered hoppers and tankers. I was so ecstatic blogging about my first video posted to YouTube, I didn’t really think about telling the story. When I was […]


My first YouTube video… it involves trains!

BNSF 2828 and BNSF 1503 approaching Highway 91 north of Nickerson, Nebraska

I finally uploaded my first video to YouTube and yes, it involves trains! This is one of four videos captured on March 31, 2010, when Grant and I were train watching in Fremont, Nebraska. This was recorded at the Highway 91 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe crossing north of Nickerson, Nebraska. BNSF 2828 (GP39-2M) and […]


Friendly Message from the North

“Census/Count Yourself In!/May 15” and “Recensement/Soyez du nombre!/le 15 mai” emblazoned on the side of a train hopper was enough to entice me into making a stop on my way to work Wednesday. The U.S. is gearing up for the 2010 Census, and I had assumed this train car, perfectly positioned so traffic on both […]


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