When you take a bad picture no one wants, start your own website

Railfanning.org formally launched 20 years ago today. The story of how it started is quite funny.

Some years ago, when I became interested in photography, I started taking pictures of trains. At one point, I thought I had taken the greatest picture ever of a train.

This was before digital cameras, so I took my photos to be developed and digitized. I emailed one of the pictures to a train magazine, fairly certain they would love it so much they would put it on the front cover.

This was an era when people responded to emails.

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