There’s lots to do around a tourist railroad to keep things rolling smoothly, both in a mechanical and aesthetic sense. From carpentry, welding, or painting to brush clearing and trackwork – and all of that takes human effort to accomplish. The Valley Railroad, based in Essex, Connecticut is no different. But they have one asset that […]
Our family vacation brought us to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania this year, and our itinerary included some hiking, Amish culture, brewpubs, pretzels and of course a little touch of railroading. We spent a day around Strasburg, Pennsylvania visiting both the Strasburg Rail Road, as well as the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania – well, part of it anyway.
August usually brings hot and humid weather to southern New England. Along with that, the month also brings one of the first country fairs of the season – the one in my hometown of Lebanon, Connecticut. On August 12-14, 2016, the 57th Lebanon Country Fair happened – and that weekend would bring heat indices well over […]
The Thames River hosts a variety of marine traffic, including recreational, commercial and military. The river is home to a few active military related sites including the US Coast Guard Academy and the Electric Boat shipyard, manufacturer of US Navy submarines, but also hosts the US Navy Submarine Base – home port for more than a […]
Weather forecasts were calling for high temperatures approaching the 90s, coupled with fairly high humidity for Saturday July 30, 2016 – a pretty normal occurrence for mid-summer in southern New England. Instead of seeking out the comfort of an air conditioned space, I headed out to do a little shooting – in an even warmer environment, the cab […]