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Former Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad #734, a 2-8-0 steam locomotive now in service for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Cumberland, Maryland.

Featured: October 5, 2014

Photographed: October 2, 2014

Vintage sign at the McDonald's restaurant on White Horse Pike in Magnolia, New Jersey.

Featured: September 28, 2014

Photographed: September 26, 2014

Railroad signal and crossbuck for traffic on Railroad Avenue approaching the intersection of Main Street, Liberty Street and Railroad Avenue in Westminster, Maryland.  The Maryland Midland Railway crosses this intersection diagonally.

Featured: September 21, 2014

Photographed: June 22, 2014

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "I completely nerded out on Sunday, and it was awesome…" in the Journal.

Sunset over Baltimore, Maryland, viewed from Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Featured: September 15, 2014

Photographed: September 14, 2014

An allegedly profound statement written on the Community Chalkboard wall on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured: September 8, 2014

Photographed: September 3, 2014

A park ranger takes a photograph for a family on the balcony of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton, North Carolina.

Featured: August 31, 2014

Photographed: June 28, 2014

Camera device inside a speed camera unit on westbound Olney Laytonsville Road, near Georgia Avenue in Olney, Maryland.

Featured: August 26, 2014

Photographed: April 6, 2014

Cirrus clouds in the late afternoon sky over Westminster, Maryland.

Featured: August 19, 2014

Photographed: July 25, 2014

Boardwalk-facing facade of the Casino, a former indoor amusement park in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Featured: August 10, 2014

Photographed: October 24, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "Road trip to New Jersey…" in the Journal.

A dog plays in the water as the sun sets over the Pamlico Sound at the Haulover, on Hatteras Island just south of Avon, North Carolina.

Featured: August 3, 2014

Photographed: June 28, 2014

The Intercounty Connector, a toll road in Montgomery and Prince George's County, Maryland, viewed near Olney at sunset.

Featured: July 27, 2014

Photographed: July 4, 2014

CSX railroad bridge along the James River and Kanawha Canal in Richmond, Virginia.

Featured: July 20, 2014

Photographed: March 30, 2013

Notes: This photo is from the Richmond 2013 set in Photography.

Skyline of Arlington, Virginia's Rosslyn neighborhood as viewed from the footbridge to Theodore Roosevelt Island.

Featured: July 13, 2014

Photographed: May 25, 2014

The Bodie Island Lighthouse, near Nags Head on North Carolina's Outer Banks.

Featured: July 6, 2014

Photographed: June 29, 2014

The sun begins to rise over a rail line that runs diagonally through the center of downtown Westminster, Maryland.

Featured: June 23, 2014

Photographed: June 22, 2014

Notes: For more photos from this outing, see "I completely nerded out on Sunday, and it was awesome…" in the Journal.

Pedestrian bridge over railroad tracks in Berwyn Heights, Maryland.

Featured: June 16, 2014

Photographed: April 26, 2014

Notes: This bridge carries pedestrian traffic over the CSX Capital Subdivision tracks, as well as the Washington Metro's E Route, which is normally used for Green Line service. Part of this day's photo shoot turned into the Journal entry titled, "Listen to the 7000-Series accelerate".

Honeysuckle grows through a signpost and around two street signs in Rockingham County, Virginia.

Featured: June 10, 2014

Photographed: June 7, 2014

A Washington Metro Green Line train crosses a bridge over the Paint Branch Trail, part of the Anacostia Tributary Trail System, in College Park, Maryland.

Featured: June 1, 2014

Photographed: April 26, 2014

Notes: Though this train is traveling in the normal direction of travel, trains were single-tracking through this area at the time that this photo was taken due to 7000-Series railcar testing on the northbound track.

Sign for Germantown, Maryland along Great Seneca Highway.

Featured: May 26, 2014

Photographed: April 9, 2014

Two teenaged boys sit at the edge of the stub of the old Aqueduct Bridge in Washington DC's Georgetown neighborhood.

Featured: May 18, 2014

Photographed: March 22, 2014

Barb on a barbed wire fence along Brighton Dam Road in Howard County, Maryland.

Featured: May 11, 2014

Photographed: April 6, 2014

Notes: This photo was taken with a borrowed Nikon Coolpix P510 camera. For more photos from this outing, see "Infrastructure pix with a borrowed camera…" in the Journal.

The Baltimore World Trade Center, viewed from across the Inner Harbor.

Featured: April 28, 2014

Photographed: April 23, 2014

Transmission tower near Germantown, Maryland, forming part of the power grid serving Montgomery County and Prince George's County, Maryland.

Featured: April 20, 2014

Photographed: April 9, 2014

Road flare burning in a right turn lane on Maine Avenue SW, to prevent traffic from turning onto a closed street during the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC.

Featured: April 13, 2014

Photographed: April 13, 2014

Abandoned bridge pier in the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Featured: April 6, 2014

Photographed: April 5, 2014

Notes: The lighting on this bridge pier is originating from CSX railroad maintenance equipment, which was shining large lights on the railroad bridge over the Potomac River during overnight track work.

A load of towels goes through a spin cycle on a Maytag Bravo XL washing machine.

Featured: March 31, 2014

Photographed: January 11, 2014

Notes: I also took a video of the rinse and spin cycles of this load.

Rooster at the Irish farm at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia.

Featured: March 24, 2014

Photographed: January 13, 2014

Nighttime view of the statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the memorial in his honor in West Potomac Park in Washington DC.

Featured: March 16, 2014

Photographed: March 28, 2013

Three women take a photograph of themselves in the water during a polar bear plunge at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis, Maryland.

Featured: March 9, 2014

Photographed: March 8, 2014

Graffiti on a door of the Hine Junior High school building in Washington DC, discussing an impending demolition of the school and redevelopment of the property.

Featured: March 3, 2014

Photographed: March 1, 2014

A woman takes a photograph of herself on a mirrored wall at White Flint Mall in North Bethesda, Maryland.

Featured: February 23, 2014

Photographed: February 23, 2014

Notes: The person in the picture is my friend Melissa.

Sign reading, "Will whoever is praying for snow please stop," at Calverton Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Featured: February 17, 2014

Photographed: February 17, 2014

Brighton Dam, near Brookeville, Maryland, which impounds the Patuxent River to form Triadelphia Reservoir.

Featured: February 9, 2014

Photographed: January 18, 2014

Notes: This photo was taken from a public park located on the Montgomery County side of the river. The land in the distance is in Howard County.

Vintage sign outside an Arby's restaurant on Williamson Road NW in Roanoke, Virginia.

Featured: February 4, 2014

Photographed: January 14, 2014

BBQ Chicken Salad at Panera Bread in Aspen Hill, Maryland.

Featured: January 26, 2014

Photographed: January 25, 2014

Notes: Was informed by the cashier at this store that the BBQ Chicken Salad will be discontinued in February 2014 as part of a menu revamp. This makes me sad, as this is my favorite item on the entire menu.

The Roanoke Star in late afternoon, already lit up for the evening.

Featured: January 19, 2014

Photographed: January 14, 2014

Notes: The Roanoke Star is lit in white in this picture. As of September 10, 2011, the Roanoke Star has been lit in its traditional all-white color scheme, with the red-white-blue scheme reserved for patriotic holidays and September 11.

Four-sided clock on the campus of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.

Featured: January 13, 2014

Photographed: December 28, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this date, see "A little walk down memory lane with Mom…" in the Journal.

Bud of an Ingrid Bergman Hybrid Tea Rose at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois.

Featured: January 5, 2014

Photographed: July 27, 2013

Notes: This photo is part of the Chicago Botanic Garden Photography set.

Dome on the roof of the carousel house of the Casino, an indoor amusement park in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Featured: December 29, 2013

Photographed: October 24, 2013

Notes: For more photos from my October visit to New Jersey, see "Road trip to New Jersey…" in the Journal.

Disguised cell phone tower near the Intercounty Connector in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Featured: December 22, 2013

Photographed: December 7, 2013

A well-used computer keyboard with dust between the keys.

Featured: December 15, 2013

Photographed: December 11, 2013

Notes: For those wondering, yes, this is my keyboard, and also, yes, I cleaned the keyboard after this photo was taken. I was quite surprised about how much dust was on my keyboard.

A PCC streetcar, built in 1971 for service in The Hague, Netherlands.  Now part of the collection of historic streetcars at the National Capital Trolley Museum in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Featured: December 8, 2013

Photographed: December 7, 2013

The Tribune Tower, viewed from North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: December 1, 2013

Photographed: July 29, 2013

Signs directing drivers to Interstate 68 and US 220 in Cumberland, Maryland.

Featured: November 25, 2013

Photographed: April 2, 2013

Notes: For more photos from this day, see the "Cumberland, Maryland" set in Photography.

Graffiti on the wall of an abandoned motel room in Augusta County, Virginia near Rockfish Gap.

Featured: November 19, 2013

Photographed: May 28, 2012

Notes: For more photos from this day, see Day tripping it to Stuarts Draft… in the Journal.

The Washington Monument, surrounded in scaffolding as part of a project to repair damage sustained during the August 2011 earthquake, at night.

Featured: November 10, 2013

Photographed: November 9, 2013

Notes: In this photo, the Washington Monument is lit with the regular lighting that normally illuminates the structure at night. The scaffolding was backlit from July 8 through November 3, 2013. This photo was taken on the fifth night following the restoration of the regular lighting, but several days before the process of removing the scaffolding began.

A woman sits on Humpback Rock overlooking the Shenandoah Valley, near Waynesboro, Virginia.

Featured: November 1, 2013

Photographed: May 28, 2012

Notes: This photo is part of the Humpback Rock set in Photography.

Headstones at Edge Hill Cemetery on a foggy day in Charles Town, West Virginia.

Featured: October 25, 2013

Photographed: October 15, 2013

Notes: For those wondering, yes - the brightness and contrast levels on this photo were adjusted to make this look like it was straight out of a horror movie. Happy Halloween!

Bottles of Coca-Cola for sale in an ice-filled cooler at Eastern Market in Washington DC.

Featured: October 19, 2013

Photographed: August 5, 2012

A woman watches as a dog retrieves a ball thrown into the waters of Lake Michigan, at Touhy Beach in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured: October 13, 2013

Photographed: August 7, 2011

Notes: For more from this day, see "And at last, we finish Chicago…" in the Journal.