October, 1995, Part 1

Okay, this is more of a continuing this blog where I left off, as the photos from October of 95 have been posted to flickr for quite some time, and I’m actually up to April of 96 in so far as scanning.

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The adventure continues

Here are more trackside and roadside photos from the past week.

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Topeka Sub Weekend

During the weekend, while over at the Shop (better known as Kennedy Glass) the BNSF sent some trains my way.


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Video: Depot Redux Prize Drawing

I’m starting at the end of Saturday’s Depot Redux train day presentation with Hank Booth M.C.’ing the drawings. The prizes were: a massage, 3 bottles of wine, a set of luggage, and two round-trip first class train tickets to Chicago.


Locomotives are not props

This afternoon, while I was mowing the Kennedy Glass property, I observed what appeared to be a photoshoot by a group of students associated with the adjacent Van Go Mobile Arts.

What I found to be a problem with their photoshoot is that they choose to pose for pictures on the BNSF railroad tracks, and even posed on the diesel locomotive that is parked next to the depot.

Somehow, I doubt they cleared this with BNSF beforehand. I know at least one member of the local model railroad club will have a field day. Basically, it comes down to this: Trespassing on railroad property is dangerous and could get you in trouble with the local or railroad police. Unless a locomotive is on public display, it should not be used as a prop.

I’ll probably encourage Van Go to bring out a Operation Lifesaver representative to have a “discussion” with their students.