I have been writing and photographing part time for two years at the Carter County (KY) Journal-Times and I also go to school full time at Morehead State University -- studying journalism.
My intro to photography began I re-visited my childhood hobby of rail-fanning in 2011. Steam locomotive and historic railroading are my main focuses, but I enjoy catching just about any train I see.
I am looking forward to a career in journalism that stems from interest in improving the areas in which I live - Carter County, Kentucky. I have been an active volunteer on several civic committees and have gained invaluable knowledge through my participation in such groups.
Please feel free to browse my website that features both my railroad photography as well as my photographic work at the newspaper.
N&W 611 charges north with a full head of steam at Browns Summit, NC.
We went to school to this shot, Guilford Community College to be exact. Their parking lot is conviently located next to the tracks.
Running behind, N&W 611 storms through Reidsville, NC.
Norfolk & Western Class J #611 simmers in Norfolk Southern’s Panoma Yard in Greensboro, NC. Thanks to Joe Gonzalez for the lighting!
By the time the Queen arrived at Shawsville, it had dropped a few raindrops and the skies blocked the sun. We received a momentary break in the clouds to light up the scene a little bit.
611 pounds her way out of Spencer, NC to begin the run to Lynchburg. Seen here, she’s crossing over the Yadkin River.
With the light in the wrong direction on the Walton return trip, I decided to change things up a bit and get a perspective on the 611 at speed. Seen here passing the unique railroad crossing signal at Elliston, Va.
Norfolk and Western Class J #611 passes Webester, Va enroute to Lynchburg, Va on Saturday, May 7. Here she is about duck under the Blue Ridge Parkway. She held her own the entire way up and down the Blue Ridge grade.
Having taveled deep into the Virginian railway territory, 611 crosses the bridge at Smith Mountain Lake.
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