A Day In My Life


Saturday is my favorite day of the week because it’s when I set the computer down, grab my DSLR and then meet up with a friend. We leave from here, have breakfast at a local Shoney’s and then see if we can’t see a freight train to photograph.

It’s a perfect stress relief for a writer.

Nothing is more relaxing-no matter how much I love writing-then to go out to concentrate on photography. It’s during this time that my mind detox’s and I end up creating plot ideas, stories or even create new characters. Yes, I’m still doing writing activities, but it’s far less stressful because I’m not sitting at the computer trying to figure it out.

Of course, this depends on whether CSX and Norfolk Southern cooperate and move some trains during the daylight hours. When they do it works out perfectly; if not, it becomes a long nap in my truck. Lucky for me today was one of those times that the trains were moving so I actually got to enjoy seeing a few.

Now that I’m home for the day, and have edited my pictures, it’s time to sit down and get back to writing. But, I couldn’t start up without talking about today and thanking you, the reader, for following this blog. J

Train photos 10-19-2013

This is the former Southern mainline that runs from Alexandria, Va. to Atlanta Georgia. I”m looking south from a one lane wooden bridge that arches over the tracks.


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Now I’m looking north as the mainline curves out of sight and continues northwards towards Bourborsville, Va.


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Csxt 607 leads Newport News Bound Coal Train T165 as she and her sister 658 roll through Irwin, Va as she makes her way down the former C&O Rivanna sub.


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