Watching and photographing trains has long been a hobby of mine. Since I was old enough to know what they are, I have loved to go trackside and watch trains go by, feeling the earth shake and listening to the horns and other noises. I find all of that relaxing, for some reason.

I recently explored my earliest memories of train watching, and remembered an experience that helped to cement my interest. I wrote about it for Trackside Photographer, and included some photos I’d gathered over the years.