My late friend Robert A. Buck of Warren, Massachusetts was born on this day in 1929, and died on this day in 2011.
Bob was a great connector of people and introduced me to many of my life-long friends.
I made this photo of Bob holding court at the West Springfield Train Watchers in the summer of 1986. This loosely affiliated group of retired railroaders and enthusiasts would meet at the west end of the West Springfield, Massachusetts yard to watch trains and trade stories.
In the early 1980s, I’d often travel with Bob to West Springfield.
I made this view using my father’s Rollieflex model T with a 645-size insert to obtain the desired aspect ratio.
Tracking the Light Remembers Bob Buck!