I received my scans back from ScanCafe yesterday, so expect a batch of old photos to start appearing here soon.
I am starting to rename the files with meaningful names, and I noticed something interesting in the background of this otherwise normal slide of CN 2531 in Moncton (by Greg Brewer).
Notice the passenger cars in the background? Here's the relevant part of the slide:
The scan didn't quite work out for this slide. The cars really don't have a big bend in them!
I thought, "yellow cars, yellow cars, I've seen those before."
Then I remembered - a couple of the Salem & Hillsborough passenger cars were painted yellow when they were received. Here's a bad scan of an Al Howland picture:
This makes a lot of sense, because Greg's slide was shot on June 17, 1984, just prior to the start up of operations for the Salem & Hillsborough Railway.
Moral: Keep an eye on the backgrounds!