Detective Work

Magnifying glass on a train photo

I love doing “railway detective work”. People will ask me what route an ancestor may have taken when they came to Canada, so I dig into my timetable collection and investigate. Sometimes I will acquire a photograph and try to figure out where it was taken. I bought this photograph of three CN MLW RSC-14 … Read more

Prufrock and I

First words of the poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” was the first poem that really resonated with me.
We were forced to read and analyze poetry in English class for years. Generally when you’re made to read something, you won’t like it.

Manitoba Muck

Mud on a sneaker

Manitoba may have lots of fertile soil, but we also have lots of clay. It gets stuck on the bottoms of your shoes and you feel like you’re a foot taller.

Long Exposure of the Moment

Tram at night in Milan Italy

This image is on the desktop of my computer while I’m working. When I minimize windows, I catch a glimpse of this and it brings me a little peace and tranquility. I made it in Milan, Italy one evening. I love all the little details in the image. The slight blurs of the people during … Read more

Before and After the Holiday Train

When I went to Ingolf, Ontario to see the CPKC Holiday Train, I made sure to leave early enough that I wasn’t rushed to get there ahead of the train. That allowed me lots of time to do a little railfanning along the way. While passing CN’s Symington Yard in Winnipeg, I saw a Hyster … Read more

Chasing CN 120

CN train passing signals

Back in October (2023) I had the opportunity to visit New Brunswick. I flew in and out of Moncton, New Brunswick and spent most of my time there. On the weekend, I rented a car so I could visit my mother.