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Steam engine detail – Baltimore, Maryland

Nearly every time that my dad comes into town, a visit to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore is a required event on the schedule. He’s very much like a kid in a candy store whenever he’s got those big steam engines staring him in the face, and he always seems to have new anecdotes to share with me that a visit to the museum triggers for him.


Photo info:
Steam engine detail
B&O Railroad Museum
Baltimore, Maryland
February 2014
Kodak T-Max 100 film
Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPH lens
Leica M3 35mm film camera

Published – Durango & Silverton Railroad

Durango & Silverton train – Silverton, Colorado

Every once in awhile I get lucky. In this particular case, I was approached many years ago about the use of one of my images for the face of a CD and the interior of the related CD album – entitled “You’re Welcome” – for the music group, Poor Blue. I had posted the image on one of my old blogs, the graphic designer working for the group stumbled across it, contacted me about possibly using it for the band, and the rest is history.

The image they chose was one that I had originally shot in color, but I didn’t care for how it looked – so I converted it to black and white, and was pleased with the results. You can see the rest of the related images below.

Cover of CD album – Poor Blue
Interior of CD album – Poor Blue
Original image – Silverton, Colorado

This particular locomotive – the Durango & Silverton Railroad #478 (2-8-2) – was removed from active service in late 2016. It is currently on static display in Durango, Colorado, and is awaiting an overhaul sometime in the future.


Photo info:
Durango & Silverton locomotive #478
Durango & Silverton Railroad
Silverton, Colorado
July 2004
Canon PowerShot G3 digicam