Locomotive 8166 at Latimer

Locomotive 8166 at Latimer

Latimer, Kansas – I’ve always loved railroads, and especially the rush that comes when I’m near massive energy of a fast-moving train. Before its demise, I worked a year or two as a switchman for the Rock Island railroad. In any kind of weather – and...
Sundown on the Flour Mills

Sundown on the Flour Mills

Salina, Kansas – The sun sat on these mills decades ago. A transition from railroads to trucking made it more economical to ship grain to the higher population centers before milling. Of the five big mills orginally operating in Salina, only one is still in...