The new Monrovia Gold Line station has been a recent interest of mine. The platform is adjacent to the old Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway depot. The Santa Fe depot was built in 1923 to replace a wooden structure that was built in 1886 by the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad. This station was one of many stops along the westward expanding railroad system. It remained in service until 1972, and has… Read More
The final installment from my recent trip to Western, Massachusetts…. Shots from Southwick, Westfield, and West Springfield. Mostly trains. And a barn.
Every year as a kid, my Dad and I went to the Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield, MA. As luck would have it, the 2016 show happened to fall on the same weekend I visited for my Dad’s birthday this year. With cameras in hand, we made the trip once again. Shooting miniatures is hard, especially when they’re moving. But a few shots made the cut.
I took a trip to the East Coast this past weekend for my Dad‘s 70th birthday. It was a short trip – a Thursday to a Monday. But we managed to cover a lot of ground. We met up with old friends, reconnected with family, and we grabbed our cameras and revisited some old haunts. Keeping with tradition, I found myself trackside with my Dad, my friends, and by myself at times. We… Read More
You may have noticed by now that I have an interest a weird fascination with railroad tracks. Most of the tracks that once made up the old New Haven line that I explored as a kid are now overgrown or gone. And much of what remains will soon disappear. I managed to dig up some old photographs of the line. And when I was back East this Spring, I went on a photo adventure with my dad…. Read More
When I was a kid, there was a train yard not too far from my dad’s office in West Springfield. He would take me there on his lunch break to watch the trains. It was a fascinating place for a six-year old. As I got a little older, railroad tracks offered a means of transportation. I spent hours walking the tracks through Westfield, Springfield, and Holyoke. And I rode my bike along the old New Haven… Read More