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The scene over the Shawnee National Forest in Ohio during the peak night for the Perseid meteor shower.

Perseids: A failure of astronomical proportions

With the biggest Perseid meteor shower of our lifetime peaking Thursday night, I decided to meet up another photographer friend and attempt to photograph the rumored 200 meteors per hour. I had initially scouted out a location near Martha, Kentucky given that it was the closest, darkest place I could find on […]

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After completing switching duties, WAMX 4211 heads north with a chemical train in tow at Dunbar, WV.

A Rare Sight: A new railroad

It’s not every day you get to see a new railroad start-up, at least not anywhere in the United States. But that’s exactly what happened on the morning of Sunday, July 31, 2016 in West Virginia. For the first day of operation, I joined Nitro, WV-based railroad photographer and journalist […]

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A couple of years before their termination in 2016, trash trains the mainstay of the Lexington Industrial Track in Boyd Co., KY. This used to C&O's mainline to Lexington, KY before most of it was ripped up in the mid-1980's.

Witnessing the end of an era

When I heard that the trash trains bound for the EnviroSolutions Landfill in western Boyd Co., KY, were coming to an end, I made a point to try and capture the last trains. The old C&O Lexington Subdivision, shortened to it’s current status by the mid-1980’s, still had one reliable […]

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