Kevin Burkholder's account of our trip 2 winters ago to Quebec City on a photography trip shooting the Canadian National Railroad.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Its a sad day for Emergency Service providers. A Hartland Maine Firefighter has lost his life today working at a house fire in detriot. My prayers are with the family, and the crew working the incident.
I will be attending the funeral representing Hermon Ambulance.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Escorted by several local Emergency Services, Steel from the World Trade Center arrives safely at the new Brewer Police and Fire Station under construction. This buillding is scheduled to open in the next few weeks. Being a member of the Brewer Fire Department (presently on a LOA) I am honored to have this touching piece of history in the station.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
August of 2008 myself and Justin Franz headed west to New York State and did some photography. We departed Sunday crashing in Pittsfield Mass for a half day shoot on the CSX Boston Line. We spent 3 hours with nothing, then the flood gates opened and we bagged 4 frieghts in 3 hours. The catch of the day was a former Conrail units on Westbound Autorack Train Q283 at Muddy Pond. Our day was cut short on the Boston Line as a powerful line of thunderstorms rolled in. We pulled the plug and headed to Selkirk and points west and salvaged a afternoon in rain on the Mohawk Sub yielding many decent catches also.
The following day was spent on the Mohawk line again. The morning was cloudy but the afternoon found bright skies and decent shots. We saw over 30 trains and bagged a few nightshots also.
The following day was spent on the Battenkill Railroad. A trip at first I wasn't all excited about, but soon into the chase this went completely the opposite. We nailed several shots including some interesting shots. Our trip was great and it was a half day spent. The remainder of the day was spent on the Boston line just east of Pittsfield which yielded some decent shots.
Our trip was cut sort a day early by the high cost of motel rooms and not so good forecast on the weather. We headed home based also in part to a possible visit with my daughter for the first time in 3 months. This visit did happen.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Photo by Isaac Greenlaw, lighting by Shawn Duren. Spring 2008.
Ambulance on the left is our new addition. It is a 2007 Ford F450 with now 5000 miles and 250 plus calls under its belt. It began service as 409 (primary ambulance) as our old 409 went for refabrication and returned to service in June as the new 419. The old 419 (pictured here in white and blue) will follow suit sometime soon, with all 3 ambulances being in the white and gray colors.
Greetings to my blog!!!. Its been a work in progress for a few months now. I have decided to follow suit of a few other people and put online things about my life for the general public to see at your pace. Its primary goal is to host my photography works. I will post trip notes as time allows and links to useful information. I will also include as able links to news the pertains to me and my life. I hope you enjoy the site. Please feel free to contact me at my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again.