on Steam Trains. It's wonderful you enjoy the history of these old iron work-horses. When I was a child, I used to ride my bike to the railroad tracks to watch the trains go by and to watch them couple and de-couple the box cars.
on Incongruent. I made this from two separate photographs that I took. In the first photo, the woman was sitting next to a little girl. I removed the girl and shortened the bench. In the second photo, there was the train, but no woman. I love the fact she is dressed in 1880's costume while using a cell phone.
on Train and Trestles. As a child, I remember riding my bike to the local railroad tracks to view the daily ritual where rail cars were coupled and decoupled in order to drop off and pick up cargo at the nearby factory where my father used to work. I also fondly remember walking with my mother down the tracks as she delivered a hot lunch to my father at that factory. She would pack him fresh burritos made from hand-made flour tortillas. Trains have a sweet memory for me.