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Color and The Chicago and North Western Bicentennial Hopper!

September 25, 2016

In our High School, our class schedule was organized by what was called "A" and "B" days.  For those of you not familiar with this kind of schedule, it is a method for having more classes than what may be allocated in one school day.  One schedule of classes occur on A days, and a schedule of different classes occur on B days, and then the two schedules alternate. On one morning (that, by the way, I am sure came way too early,) I walked into my 8:00 a.m., A-day class. But rather than being received by the sober gaze of fellow math enthusiasts, I was met by a different set of faces, and my first thought was "What the hell are you...

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Chasing Trains For The First Time

September 18, 2016

On October 6 1996, my Dad took me out on what I consider to be my first time chasing trains.  It was a Sunday and I remember it being cool out.  Armed with my sisters cheap purple camera that used #110 film cartridges, I was ready for anything. We started the day by sitting at the former location of the Provo, UT depot.  After about a half hour of waiting the first train of my first train chasing adventure blasted by.  A Union Pacific manifest freight with a C40-8 trio pulling.  This was the first train I ever photographed.  I had no idea what I was doing but I was so excited and I didn't care. The chase was on!  We followed the...

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