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Steve Boyko
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The demolition of the Meadows, Manitoba grain elevator.

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Sixty Million to Churchill?
Omnitrax held a press briefing on Tuesday, July 18 to present the results of the study that they commissioned to assess the flood damage to the rail line from Gillam to Churchill, Manitoba. The costs are.. high . The Study AECOM Canada , the engineering com...

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Railfanning and the Carman Fair
Rio Grande - really? On Saturday July 15th our family traveled to Carman, Manitoba for the Carman County Fair. It was a lovely - if warm - day and we like going to these country fairs so the kids can ride on the midway rides without too much of a crowd. The...

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10 Questions for Kevin Burkholder
This series is modeled after the "Interesting Railfan" series in Railroad magazine from years ago. I'm asking each railfan 10 questions, some standard and some customized for the particular person. I hope you enjoy it. ( See all in the series ) I put 10 que...

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Three Tips for Careful Composition
At the Trevi Fountain in Rome I consider myself a decent photographer. Over the years, I've learned to slow down and take some time to carefully "craft" a photo - if I have time. Sometimes the trains don't wait and you have to shoot quickly, but sometimes.....

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150 Canadian Railfans That Inspire Me
In celebration of today, Canada's 150th birthday , I've assembled a list of 150 Canadian rail fans that inspire me. These people are or were photographers, authors, activists, preservationists, modelers, historians, business people, or some combination of t...

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Updates on Churchill Rail Line
Omnitrax photo Churchill has been in the news a lot since the rail line was severed near the end of May. Churchill Suffering Since the Hudson Bay Railway stopped delivering to Churchill, the only way to get goods into the town is by air, which drives transp...

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Limiting Beliefs
I listen to a lot of podcasts. One that I really like is Chamira Young's Pro Photographer Journey . She writes honestly about the business side of being a professional photographer and I learn a lot from her own explorations and interviews. A recent recap e...

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Review: Anker PowerCore Portable Battery
The Anker PowerCore battery My wife and I were recently in Italy for vacation and we took a lot  of photos. I took well over 3,000 photos with my Canon DSLR (and a few with my iPhone) and my wife took about 1,500 photos with her iPhone. One thing that reall...

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Rail Line to Churchill Severed
On May 30, rail service to Churchill, Manitoba was suspended - perhaps for months, if not indefinitely. Hudson Bay Railway map Affected area shown in red The last freight train arrived on May 23 but nothing has come since, due to unprecedented flooding in t...
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