If you were asked by a railroad to be their company photographer, would you say yes? Casey Thomason works for one of the largest Class I railroads in the country and shares what life is like being on the road, finding interesting locations, and visually representing Norfolk Southern.
I was sent this video by a number of sources, and not all of them are railfans. This extreme video of a CN freight train plowing snow is quite a thrill to watch.
Metrolink has released photos of their new EMD F125 locomotives in production. It will be interesting to see these units evolve as they near completion.
Casey Thomason Interview (3:12)
Casey worked for Norfolk Southern as a crewmember before applying for the recently created position of Company Photographer. He discusses his inspiration from O. Winston Link, the process for taking a company photograph of equipment, and the evolution of the Heritage Unit program.
Other programs Casey has been involved with photographing include the Streamliners at Spencer event and the 21st Century Steam program. He points out that there is more to being a company photographer than just taking train photos and offers advice for other railroad photographers.
Other topics covered in this conversation include plans for 2015, riding the Office Car Special (OCS), and the story behind the famous roundhouse shot.
Question of the Day (48:48)
I read some responses from the questions I asked in Episode 001 and provide you with a new one: What is your favorite heritage unit or locomotive with a commemorative paint scheme, and why? Let me know and I will select answers to share on the next episode. Be sure to share this episode with at least one person today!