|Early Blog headers|
Both of us knew better.
Lighting can be a challenge, especially when the damn freighter just happens to pass by at high noon. And unless the locomotive reeked of Dupont-Imron, dirt, dust, oily smudges and questionable substances could be seen on the front coupler. And dreary rain soaked days are common in the winter.
|Trainman (Indian sweater) and Conductor re-connecting after pickup in Williams Lake|
I had a decent run on that web site. They loved my one-of-a-kind PGE shots from the 1950's and '60's. But then I detected a disturbance in the Force.
He told be about a new "self publishing" platform that allowed total editorial control over posting photographs and as much "yackety-yak" that I could come up with. It was called "Blogger."
I began to get the "hang of it;" fonts, formatting, hyperlinking and dealing with photos. I posted my first Blog article on October 6, 2007.
The Blog allowed unlimited "words," but the best part? I get to "screen" the photos!
It was about that time that I changed the "mission" statement for Oil-Electric to read, "While my core interest remains unchanged, I have changed. Therefore, from time to time, I present subject material that I find absolutely interesting; hopefully you will too!"
I've made some wonderful contacts — folk who eagerly shared photos and information that enhanced my presentations. Even made contacts with people from my past who stumbled over Oil-Electric. And the hundreds of hours spent in researching topics have given me a world class College education!
If you enjoyed the first 10 years, stay tuned for the following!