The Art of Railroad Photography

One would think that as much as I like to write about, see and travel on railroads I would also be somewhat good at documenting my rail experiences by taking some nice photographs every now and then. Well, no such luck. I might not be the world’s worst photographer, but I am not that far […]

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the largest of them all?

Human nature likes order. Well, usually. Thus we always tend to rank things: The best, the largest, the weirdest, the fastest, the most expensive.  I am happy to report that we now have a ranking of the supposedly most incredible model train layouts in the world. The travel web site “Atlas Obscura” has taken on […]

Artwork commemorating the Chinese workers on the American railroads

A temporary exhibit of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center  features “Hung Liu: Daughter of China, Resident Alien”. The third floor of the museum is now temporarily dedicated to her works, which are comprised mainly of paintings, but also a memorable 3-dimensional tribute to the Chinese workers on the railroad.  The museum […]

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