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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I recently had the pleasure of spending an afternoon train watching in Fremont, Nebraska, with a friend. Here is a switching job we saw along Main Street.
“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 […]