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Subway Conductor Points at Zebra Hashed Sign

June 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Every time a NYC subway train stops in the station, the conductor, located in the center of the train, points to a zebra hashed sign hanging from the ceiling. This is done to confirm that the train has stopped at the correct spot. The trains are so long that if they are not stopped in the correct spot, there's the potential that one end extends out...
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An architectural hike around Kansas City

May 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I recently visited Kansas City for the first time in over 15 years and enjoyed walking it's downtown streets observing its numerous architectural photo opportunities. Armed with my Fujifilm X-T1 and the 16-55mm lens, I began my urban photo safari at a local coffee house, the Roasterie, featuring a vintage DC-3. I savored my very first nitro infused...
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Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival Spokane

January 14, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
The Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival ran from the end of September through the middle of November of 2015 in Spokane, Washington's Riverfront Park. The lanterns were created by a Chinese company, Tianyu Cultural Transmission Co, Ltd, of Sichuan, China. The festival was extremely colorful and beautiful to photograph!
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Ride in the steam engine on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad!

November 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Just west of the really skinny part of Maryland is Cumberland and the home of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad (WMSR). The WMSR is a heritage railroad that begins it's trips in Cumberland and turns around in Frostburg, running about 75 minutes each way. Excursions begin at the Western Maryland Railway Station built in 1913 during the golden age...
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East Broad Top Railroad, Rock Hill Furnace, Pennsyllvannia

September 18, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Visiting the East Broad Top Railroad in Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvannia is like entering a time capsule of a fully functioning railroad of the late 1800s through the first half of the 1900s. It comes complete with a roundhouse containing several locomotives, a machine shop, a number of supporting buildings, and a number of coal cars scattered about...
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