Holding Back

I’ve been holding myself back. I have a million ideas and a dozen things in progress and I can’t finish any of them, because they have to be perfect. It’s a problem.

A Refreshing Trip

In early February 2024, I went on a road trip to refresh my images of some Manitoba grain elevators. In general I revisit elevators every few years – and the ones closer to Winnipeg, more frequently – but there have been some elevators that I have only seen once. It was time to take some updated photos.

Review: Sleepers and Ties

“Sleepers and Ties” by Gail Kirkpatrick is a warm and unhurried book about a grieving museum curator Margaret, dealing with her sister’s death and final wishes. Like Canada, the book isn’t directly about railways, but they are intimately intertwined with the story. We follow Margaret as she arrives in Saskatoon to attend the reading of … Read more

Going For a Spin

One of the ways to turn a locomotive is by using a turntable. Unlike steam engines, diesel locomotives rarely need to be turned, but the need arises at times… and so there are still a few turntables around. This is the CN turntable at the Fairview Yard in Halifax, Nova Scotia.