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Steve Boyko
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Effing Graffiti
I want to rant a bit about graffiti. I saw two posts this weekend of vandalism that just made me mad: VIA Rail's Canadian and the Toys for Tots train. VIA's Canadian It's common to see freight cars with graffiti on them. I should say it's uncommon to see ca...
I want to rant a bit about graffiti. I saw two posts this weekend of vandalism that just made me mad: VIA Rail's Canadian and the Toys for Tots train. VIA's Canadian It's common to see freight cars with graffiti on them. I s...
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+Jim Dean doing good by accident doesn't really count in my opinion.
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2016 Year in Review
It's that time of year - the time for looking back on the year that is ending, and looking forward to the new year. Time for navel gazing... (though why would anyone stare at their navel? Mine is rather unremarkable. I'll spare you photos) ANYway, I digress...
It's that time of year - the time for looking back on the year that is ending, and looking forward to the new year. Time for navel gazing... (though why would anyone stare at their navel? Mine is rather unremarkable. I'll spa...
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Five Minute Railfan Guide - Lethbridge
Take an Alberta Break... visit Lethbridge! I've been to Lethbridge, Alberta several times for work and for pleasure. It's a lovely city in southern Alberta and I encourage you to visit the area if you can. In this post I'll describe some Lethbridge area rai...
Take an Alberta Break... visit Lethbridge! I've been to Lethbridge, Alberta several times for work and for pleasure. It's a lovely city in southern Alberta and I encourage you to visit the area if you can. In this post I'll d...
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2016's CP Holiday Train
2015's Holiday Train I wanted to shoot the CP Holiday Train this year, as I did in 2011 and 2014 and 2015 . However, I didn't want to shoot it at the same ol' location, so I elected to get it a little east of Winnipeg as it approached our fair city. After a...
2015's Holiday Train I wanted to shoot the CP Holiday Train this year, as I did in 2011 and 2014 and 2015. However, I didn't want to shoot it at the same ol' location, so I elected to get it a little east of Winnipeg as it ap...
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Cool - I didn't go this year.

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The CP Holiday Train coming into Winnipeg this evening.
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How to Fix Backlit Photos in Lightroom
Backlit photo - before and after Here's a common problem. You see an interesting subject but the light is behind the subject. This is called " backlit " for obvious reasons. Maybe you can't move to a spot with better light, or the subject is a train that's ...
Backlit photo - before and after Here's a common problem. You see an interesting subject but the light is behind the subject. This is called "backlit" for obvious reasons. Maybe you can't move to a spot with better light, or ...
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Good words
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My 2017 Plans
First train of 2017 for me I went out yesterday afternoon (January 1) to get my first train(s) of 2017. As I drove up to the CN Rivers subdivision , I saw headlights to the east, indicating a westbound train. I turned west and headed toward Diamond and star...
First train of 2017 for me I went out yesterday afternoon (January 1) to get my first train(s) of 2017. As I drove up to the CN Rivers subdivision, I saw headlights to the east, indicating a westbound train. I turned west and...
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Merry Christmas 2016
I'd like to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and a great 2017 and beyond. This post was pre-recorded. Expect a "year in review" post before December 31 and that'll be it for 2016! Related Posts Through the Years 2016's CP Holiday Train Christmas Ev...
I'd like to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and a great 2017 and beyond. This post was pre-recorded. Expect a "year in review" post before December 31 and that'll be it for 2016! Related Posts Through the Years ...
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Merry Christmas to you!
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Jealousy
What got in me is something more than envy. I should be above it I know, but I just can't let it go. - Jennifer Nettles, " Jealousy " This is " Confessions of a Train Geek", so I have something to confess: sometimes I am jealous of other railfans. Jealous o...
What got in me is something more than envy. I should be above it I know, but I just can't let it go. - Jennifer Nettles, "Jealousy" This is "Confessions of a Train Geek", so I have something to confess: sometimes I am je...
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HMCS Iroquois
HMCS Iroquois, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 2013. That's probably the former HMCS Provider behind her. Last week, the former HMCS Iroquois was towed out of Halifax harbour to its final destination in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. She was paid off (retired) on May 1...
HMCS Iroquois, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 2013. That's probably the former HMCS Provider behind her. Last week, the former HMCS Iroquois was towed out of Halifax harbour to its final destination in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. She...
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Stored Cars in Mossleigh, Alberta
Stored cars at Mossleigh, Alberta This past summer I was headed to Lethbridge for work, and decided to take a slight detour between Calgary and Lethbridge and go via highway 23 rather than the more direct highway 2. It doesn't add much to the trip and it wa...
Stored cars at Mossleigh, Alberta This past summer I was headed to Lethbridge for work, and decided to take a slight detour between Calgary and Lethbridge and go via highway 23 rather than the more direct highway 2. It doesn'...
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Lethbridge's High Level Bridge
Potash train crossing Lethbridge's High Level Bridge Lethbridge, Alberta hosts the largest conventional trestle railroad bridge ever built, the High Level Bridge . This bridge was started during 1908 and was completed in 1909, and is just over a mile long a...
Potash train crossing Lethbridge's High Level Bridge Lethbridge, Alberta hosts the largest conventional trestle railroad bridge ever built, the High Level Bridge. This bridge was started during 1908 and was completed in 1909,...
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Fredericton, NB - Saint John, NB - Dartmouth, NS - Chilliwack, BC - Ottawa, ON - Belgrade, Serbia - Moscow, Russia - Oromocto, NB
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I like telling stories.
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I am a train geek and a photographer. But more importantly I'm a father and husband.

At times in my life I have been a computer geek, a gamer geek, a ship geek, a plane geek, a medievalist geek... and probably others. I am passionate about topics like these and I enjoy writing and talking about them.

I own and maintain the web site traingeek.ca and I frequently update my main blog Confessions of a Train Geek as well as others like Confessions of a Model Train Geek and Photography Side Hustle.
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I have three great kids and one great wife. Everything else is gravy.
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    Computer Science, 1984 - 1989
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