Thursday, December 24, 2009

Why, Hello There!

One of the great things about running a web site and blog like this is the contacts that come out of the blue.

Sometimes people write, looking for some historical information. I try to answer the question, or ask those who know. For example, back in February 2008 I received a phone call asking what rail line ran through a particular property in Ontario. I didn't know but I found someone who did. More often, people are looking for historical information on New Brunswick railways and I am happy to help.

Yesterday, I was contacted for permission to use a few of my photos for an internal Norfolk Southern web site. I was glad to give permission, and thankful that this person asked. There's another project in the works that is using a few of my VIA Rail photos that hopefully will come to fruition soon.

Occasionally I get a genealogical question, along the lines of "my great-grandfather worked for the railway in 1900. Where would he have worked?" Those are hard to answer but occasionally I can help, given enough information.

Sometimes I receive a message just thanking me for my web site. Those are the best. :)

Anyway, the point of all of this is to say, hi! Drop me a line! Thanks for reading! (

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