Growing up I had an uncle who was a giant in personality and in heart! He was a master storyteller and had a laugh that sounded part cartoon and part radiator exploding steam which was contagious. Once Uncle Leo got started, everyone around him would be on the floor laughing along with him. His stories often revolved around his mystical job (at least to the kid) as a train engineer, traveling the county on the rails. I was forever fascinated with his adventures and to this day, whenever I am around a train Uncle Leo is in my mind. This past summer while working in CT, I had the pleasure of shooting an amazing steam train. These are a few of my pictures from when I rode the rails.