Guest photographer Maryann Nielson encountered this man — presumably the train conductor — standing beside a train at the Scio Depot Museum in nearby Scio (pronounced sigh-oh, for the curious). He seems a stoic fellow, not prone to talking much but takes his duties very seriously. I admire his steadfastness and dedication. It is my understanding he does not expect much in exchange for his work — just to be brushed off once in a while, and picked back up should he be knocked over. He’s a simple man from a simpler time.
I would like to shake this man’s hand, if he could move his arms. Thanks, Maryann!