The shortest train excursion ever.

Brad and I are in Salt Lake City, Utah for their annual convention of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS). Amongst the various activities offered was a ride on the Heber Valley Railroad, about an hours drive from Salt Lake City. The NRHS had chartered a train to leave the Heber Valley train station around […]

Looking for a Tasmanian devil

I don’t think Ron and Gerry even saw one of those creatures. Let me explain: Our friends Ron and Gerry live in Perth, Western Australia. Those two gentlemen are seemingly always on the move. If it’s not Berlin they are visiting, it’s got to be Paris, or, maybe Tasmania. This island state off the southern […]

A day in Hyvinkää

When I visit another country I always fervently hope that it has a railway museum. Often it is the national railway system in that particular country which runs such a museum. For example the German railway system operator Deutsche Bahn has such a museum next to the central train station in Nürnberg. It is well […]

10 years and 27000 kilometers later

My friend Yao is in China again visiting friends and family. He knows all about my fascination with railroads. So anytime he runs across something train related he tends to take some photographs and will send them to me. He has done it before, as can be seen in this blog entry about his travels […]

A new automobile and a new adventure.

My friend Michael in London, he of “macfilos” fame, got himself another car. Again! Being the camera aficionado that he is, he also had acquired the new Sony RX 100 VI fairly recently. A bit of a surprise to me, because Michael is very partial to Leica cameras and publishes a blog (the aforementioned macfilos.com) […]