Brian Solomon and John Gruber Stop by at TRAINS.

 Last week, John Gruber and I called into TRAINS Magazine for a social visit.

John has been a regular visitor at TRAINS since David P. Morgan was editor. I’ve been calling by since 1994.

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Photo by John Gruber

We pre-arranged for the visit during a conversation at Beecherfest. TRAINS’ Matt Van Hattem met us inside Kalmbach’s glassy office building and we spent an hour chatting with the magazine’s editors.

Editor in chief, Jim Wrinn was away on assignment in California where he was on a live-feed covering the pending movement of Union Pacific Big Boy 4014.

For me, railway photography has always been more than just images of tracks and trains, and I brought my Lumix into this inner publishing sanctum to make a few photos of the people that produce America’s most popular railway magazines.

Angela watches the live feed from California to keep pace with the Big Boy.
Angela watches the live feed from California to keep pace with the Big Boy.
It was near the end of a hard day editing.
It was near the end of a hard day editing.
John Gruber and Matt Van Hattem.
John Gruber and Matt Van Hattem.
Steve Sweeney at TRAINS.
Steve Sweeney at TRAINS.
John Gruber and Kevin Keefe.
John Gruber and Kevin Keefe.
Matt Van Hattem watches Jim Wrinn on the live feed.
Matt Van Hattem watches Jim Wrinn on the live feed. “This is so exciting!”
Angela at her computer.
Angela at her computer.
Trains staff watching Editor Jim Wrinn in California with the latest on the Big Boy.
Trains staff watching Editor Jim Wrinn in California with the latest on the Big Boy.

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