1st Half November 2008

Photos from the rails; featuring a couple of trains led by NS power,
as well as the Model Railroad layouts of the Old Depot Museum in
Ottawa and of Mike Tomei in Lawrence


Where do I begin…

A whole lot of changes since last I wrote:

First off, on June 29th, my camera suffered from an accident where it was knocked off of a table and took a blunt force trauma to the body, resulting in a catastrophic failure. (It quit working). I took it to Wolfe’s for repair, with a note to inform me if the cost of repair goes over $200. Meanwhile, I have been using my mom’s Powershot A570.

My friends have started a rec-league softball team called the “Bad news Beers” (In case you haven’t noticed 🙂 ). I’ve posted the pictures from the last two games at this site and on Facebook.
The June 29th gallery (including some of the last pictures taken with my Digital Rebel) are posted at http://www.route56.com/gallery/v/Season14/062908/. The railroad pictures are also posted on rrpicturearchives.net and the game pictures on Facebook.

Last week, I made a trip down to Wichita on a cabling job. It didn’t pan out, the field manager sent me home with an indication that I was a bit too white collar for him; However, I did get a free road trip, and a possible lead on a job that is more up my alley. I got a few shots of construction along Kellogg Avenue in Wichita, as well as the Canal that gives I-135 through Wichita its nickname. Also, my cousin Cyrus had a birthday party, and the beers had another game. This gallery is posted at http://www.route56.com/gallery/v/Season14/070808/, and the party and softball photos have been placed on Facebook.

Tonight, I made a executive decision. Whether of not my broken camera is worth repairing, I decided to upgrade to the new Canon Rebel XSi. I elected to purchase it a Best Buy over Wolfes mainly because Best Buy offers optional Accident Coverage (i.e., for something like a dropped camera) while Wolfe’s does not. If the XT is repaired, I have a Backup camera that my brother could use if he wanted to. I took some pictures with the new camera of East 7th in Lawrence, which is about to get a new surface. They just milled the pavement off, revealing pieces of brick as well as the old streetcar tracks. Those will be posted soon.

A Note about website updates

I’ve set up a seperate XML feed to note when I’ve added a new page or otherwise make a change to the site. This blog will syndicate the feed. Each updated page will be an individual post, and clicking on the post’s title will link you to the updated/added page.