Author: Richie Kennedy

  • picture count

    As of the end of Sunday evening, the picture count stands at 22,365. 357 shots have been “counted” since I went to the new Digital Rebel — $50 worth of film and processing with 10 36-exposure rolls at $3 and $2 processing per roll — not to mention time I would have to spend scanning,…

  • Twice the speed of life

    No sooner did I send birthday girl Nicole Lafond an e card than I got a nice thank you note back. Must be good timing to send her the card just before she cheked the email box 🙂

  • Birthday note

    Today is Nicole Lafond‘s birthday. The baby of the three Lafond sisters is now 19!!!

  • Emporia Sub Exploits

    I decided to give my new digital Rebel a workout with a trainwatching trip. I headed out to the Eisenhower Terrace bridge on the west side of Ottawa, on the BNSF Emporia Sub 1257: BNSF 912, 7817, and CN 2660 lead a eastbound Manifest 1307: NS 9458 leads a set of eastbound roadrailers 1317: BNSF…

  • Digital Dive taken

    As I mentioned yesterday, my primary camera got damaged. The cost to repair would be around $120 — almost as much as I paid for her. Therefore, I decided to “total” the camera. I was approved for $2,000 in store credit at Wolfe’s, and purchased a new Canon Digital Rebel XT which, together with a…

  • damaged camera

    On Saturday, when I tried to load film in my main Rebel camera, I accidentally stuck my thumb through the shutter. If the shutter is as damaged as I think it is (I’m planning on going to Wolfe’s in Topeka tommorow to confirm the damage), I’ll probably be appling for store credit and will be…

  • Phill Kline v. Abortion Clincs

    In the news has been the battle between our Attorney General, Phill Kline, and two abortion clinics. Kline has used the medal records subpoena to receive information for abortions of those under 14 and for certain late-term abortions. The Clinics, obviously, have balked and have asked the courts to quash the subpoenas. Allthough many have…

  • Roadtrip report from Joplin

    I left Lawrence after 7:15, and headed to Kansas City to “find” Ben. I found him, and he informed me that personal issues had come up (namly, relatives in and the baby is trying to come out early. I leave the metro by heading down the “Freeway of Love,” AKA US 69. Four-laning of the…

  • Saturday Holliday

    Over where the Topeka Subdivision meets the Emporia at the former townsite of Holliday, buisness was fairly active for a Saturday afternoon on the 5th. One observation that I will note is that every train I’ve seen so far has been running “wrong main.” I.e, eastbounds on 1, westbounds on 2 and on the Highline.…

  • Railroad exploits

    It’s been a while since I went out train watching, so I decided to head out to the BNSF main line south of Baldwin near the town of LeLoup (Ohio Terrace) I arrived at Ohio Terrace around 930. Unfortunately, there was no activity (an eastbound had just passed when I got there) I found out…