Photograph of the Durango & Silverton NGRR on a snowy mountain
Steam Locomotive chugs up a snowy mountain

I’ve been steadily working on converting all the video I’ve accumulated over the years into master high definition edits for future use and storage.

Temperatures have risen to the upper 40’s and the 13 inches of ice we’ve had on the ground and just about everything else, is beginning to melt off.

Today is “Train Tuesday” so my photo selection for this day is a winter scene of the Durango & Silverton NGRR. I took the shot from the rear platform of the last car of the train as we wound up a mountain pass. I always try to sit in the last car, just for shots like this.

Today is also my 62nd birthday. Not much in the way of celebrating and such, we are content to enjoy the private time and acknowledge my well wishing friends. As a child and younger man, I never dreamed of reaching this age. Now that I’m here, I struggle to acknowledge the many years that have passed. Watching old videos from the 80’s and 90’s drives home the point.

No serious regrets though. Yeah, I made my share of mistakes, but I know who I am and what I am and I’m a pretty decent person. I wouldn’t change much of anything, as my previous actions in life have led me to this point.

In my aging, I have found all the things I hoped to have found as a younger man. I have a nice home, reliable transportation, many good friends, general health (no death sentences yet anyway) and most importantly, a wife and best friend in Trudy. The last 15 years have been happiest days of my life, and I am living in the now.

A very good point indeed.

Durango & Silverton NGRR – 2018

Since it is “Train Tuesday” I figured I’d rerun this photo as it has now become my best selling train photograph of all time.

Taken with my buddy Jonathan Steele near Silverton, Colorado in the autumn of 2018.

Trains be good.

Photograph of a steam locomotive crossing clear creek at the Georgetown Loop in Colorado
Georgetown Loop NGRR, Colorado.

Train Tuesday.

Someone asked me one time, “what’s your best technique for making a photograph look old?”

My response. “Take the photograph and wait 50 years before you look at it”

In all seriousness though, for several years I made quite a bit of money at art festivals selling photographic prints of steam trains, converted to sepia tone and placed in vintage wood frames.  It was a staple of my printed product line for several years.

 

Durango and Silverton NGRR – Rockwood, Colorado

It’s Train Tuesday

I’m thinking I need to make a train trip this summer.