Thanks for your all kind comments about the photos. I have to say though with subject matter like that its difficult not to get good photos.
TRP37777 - I do like America, its a fantastic country although I don't think I'll ever understand your obsession of cheese with everything savo(u)ry and cinnamon with everything sweet Or the need prove that I am old enough to drink almost every time I want a beer! Surprisingly I don't miss England as much as I thought I would but home is always home.
I don't really have a great interest in "big" trains. As I said my main interests are industrial railways but sadly they are a vanishing species, although I'm pleased to say that America still has quite a few. Something I find interesting is the line between what defines a shortline and what defines an industrial railway in the US. The Milford-Bennington is a good example of this. Personally I would say that the MBRR is a classic industrial railway but it seems to be defined as a shortline. Port railways are another example. I have visited the ones in Albany NY, Port Jersey NJ, Richmond CA, Fore River MA and Seaview RI, all of which seem to be defined as shortlines but again I would say they are all classic industrial operations. Is there a standard definition between the two?