Welcome to michaelckelly.net, new home for railfan & author Michael C Kelly. On this blog you’ll find information on published books, videos, browse a sampling of my railfan experiences, plus info on upcoming releases.
As of July 2016, a new book is being launched: Rails Around Indiana. Please check out that page, and stay tuned for updates. I’m not Otto Perry, Lucius Beebe or Don Ball, but I strive to put forth a quality book that both the serious and casual train enthusiast can enjoy.
So be sure to check out the various pages on my site using the links on the header, and welcome to michaelckelly.net!
As Thanksgiving and the Christmas shopping season approaches, just a reminder that the 2nd run (MoPac cover) of this critically acclaimed hard-cover book is still available! 224 pages with over 500 all-color photos from 1946-1986. $48+$5 shipping. Contact Don Banwart, Sekan Printing, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 620 223-5190, option 1
For a free, 18-page PDF preview, go to the Rails Around Missouri page above.
After receiving over 330 images so far, we have found our best candidate for the cover of Rails Around Indiana. Nothing says Indiana as much as the Monon, and here Monon 518 leads a southbound past the Gosport depot in the late 60s. Photo by Tony Koester. Unless something else comes in that really blows us away, this is the cover shot.