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People keep writing me asking when the next photo essay will be posted. While I am flattered that you want to see more and I appreciate the eagerness of those who read them I must say that answering those emails can get to be a real pain and time drain. These essays are not a regularly scheduled event. There is no set time between essays. The essays are a result of my work as a locomotive engineer and the result of my seeing something unusual, informative, or a pretty scene. I cannot manufacture these things on demand.

I also have a life other than railroading. Admittedly at times it is somewhat limited but that only makes my time off the job even more precious. Creating these essays even after the photos have been taken usually requires two or more hours. Sometimes many hours. Thus they must wait until I have the time and am in the mood.

I have worked for the RR for over 30 years and consequently I now get 5 weeks vacation per year. Some years I take it all at once. Other years I break it up into two or more mini-vacatons. So there are times when I am not working on the RR for 2 to 5 weeks straight. Thus there are no opportunities for me to take photos of it thus there wil be large gaps between essays.

Some seasons of the year are better than others for this type of photo.

So with all these things considered I am lucky to get these esssays posted at all. As more and more essays get posted that leaves fewer and fewer subjects to cover. In the begining all things were new and whichever one occurred at the right time could be recorded. But as fewer and fewer new subjects remain, the coincidence of the occurrance and the daylight and the season and the time is harder to come by. But I'll keep trying.

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Created 10-08-2001
Updated 10-08-2001