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The Cardinal Line

Charlottesville to Philadelphia.

Racing stripe

Not sure if I have ever seen racing stripes on a freight train car before. I like it. I drove by this in Waynesboro and this car was so strange compared to the others that were dirty, old, and worn.

Model Train

Still on the platform

This is my nephew Eric. He is very energetic.

Doppler effect

The Doppler effect, named after Christian Doppler, is the change in frequency and wavelength of a wave as perceived by an observer moving relative to the source of the waves. For waves that propagate in a wave medium, such as sound waves, the velocity of the observer and of the source are relative to the […]

Back on the air

It is good to be back posting pictures after a long holiday break. It feels like an eternity since I last posted. I traveled up to Philadelphia with the dogs to visit the family over Christmas. The mutts were great, they slept most of the way. A couple days after Christmas we traveled to downtown […]


I was out at the Habitat Store Saturday and noticed the train tracks running next to the store. I had my camera in my hand and I was thinking it would be great if a rain came by. Two seconds later a whistle sounded a little ways down the tracks. Thank-you.

Night Train

I was out having a good time flyering for the Photo Night last night and stumbled upon this scene late in the evening. Trains are mysterious in a way just north of creepy. This photo I think illustrates that nicely. There is nothing inherently foreboding in the photo, but the weight of the surrounding blackness […]

On Patience

I really want to do a series on trains here in Albemarle and some of the outer counties. Trains absolutely fascinate me. They are essential to our lively-hood, but can also define us. Where I grew up, there are two sections, new Croydon and old Croydon. The dividing line is of course the section of […]