KCS, Metairie – 1 April 2007

by admin on 2017/04/01

The Rail Baron – along with Dr. Diesel – returned to New Orleans to bury his grandmother.

We were able to do some foaming.

We’re at the KCS yard for this entire essay.

Here’s the M-NOSH, staged for its 22:00 call time.

White power was near its end at the time.

Yeah, I can’t say too much about this, even though the employers have been changed, which protects the participants, and I wouldn’t post this at all if that was not the case, but we were ‘authorized’ to be there, for sure, and I just don’t really care anymore.

You have to be pay exceptionally close attention to know what I am referencing, and that is precisely by design.

Sometimes, it’s best for me to just let the images speak for themselves.

And, yes, I do very much realize that many of you wish that I would do that more often, but you should have noticed that this site is designed precisely so that you can focus on what my eye sees and not what what anything here actually means.

I’m not sure if that means that you wish to steal what I see, if you want to watch the movie instead of reading the book, if you want to hear the melodies without the words that reveal their meanings, or if you wish to objectify me by looking at the pictures and ignoring the humanity that was necessary in their creation, but it’s probably at least one of those causes, if not some combination.

I am prompted to think all of that due to some quite unpleasant feedback that I have gotten a decade later from readers, suggesting that at least one of the aforementioned scenarios is true.

There is not and never can be any disconnect between my images and my words, but I know that many of you have trouble with that idea, and I understand it, because I feel something similar about the good photographic work of some rather cruel and sadistic individuals; still, that they are cruel and sadistic is precisely why I should not in any way be hard on myself about this, since I advocate for the individual liberty and for not not dishonoring the individuality of anyone.

I don’t like it, and it’s understandable that you have trouble with it, too, but such is life, such is the complexity of the unfair world in which we live, and I appreciate that you are still here.

I just think that some of you need to rethink some of your unwarranted assumptions, and I think that God put me on this Earth to challenge unwarranted assumptions.

But, wait, isn’t this about trains?  Well, about whatever it may have been, it has ended, for that is the last picture.

Five years and one day later, I’d be in a place where the RailBaron would soon move.

So, I’ll see you next time.  I hope that you’re enjoying this look back at 2007.

Thank you.

JBX

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1 Steve Boyko April 1, 2017 at 11:53

I very much enjoyed this look back. Great night photography!

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