1975 and 1997 Resurface!
I received a couple of e-mails this week with images from my past. The first was a picture sent to me by my father. The image shows my mother, while pregnant with me, taking a movie of the Southern Crescent complete with FIVE E8 locomotives! Is it any wonder that I would be destined to enjoy trains and make a career of railroading with prenatal experiences like this? I believe I was fluent in EMD 567B before I was born, let alone before I learned my first word (which I am sure was EMD)!
The second e-mail came from Mike Walsdorf. He had scanned a slide he had taken on January 3rd, 1997 in New Orleans. This picture shows three people (Left to Right: Kurt Hampton, Steven Palmieri, and myself) at East City on the NS New Orleans Terminal mainline watching a westbound SP consist roll across town. This seems like such a LONG time ago!
Thanks Dad and Mike for this random glipmse into my past!