It is known to a few that model railroading is a hobby that I have been involved in since I was in my single digits. Railfanning is the other. hobby My experience through those years to the present have shown me that it is more than just building models building and adding scenery or just running trains on a layout. It’s about creating the most realistic scene possible, from everyday life.
When real world incidents happen like the incident in San Jose, it actually hit affected me deeply. I really feel it because of my journey through life when I meet actual people who inspired me and my efforts in both hobby.
My heart goes out to all the friends and family oh the victims. This is truly heartbreaking.
Here’s a link to the latest entry from the Valley Transportation Authority blog about the incident: https://www.vta.org/blog/vta-grieves-over-tragic-shooting
Statement from Caltrain about the shooting: https://www.caltrain.com/about/MediaRelations/news/Statement__Caltrain__SamTrans_Offer_Condolences_for_VTA_Shooting.html
Statement: Caltrain, SamTrans Offer Condolences for VTA Shooting
The men and women of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) are in the thoughts of everyone at Caltrain and SamTrans today as they cope with the shooting that took place at one of their facilities this morning.
“This is a dark day for the VTA and the City of San Jose,” said Caltrain Board Chair Dev Davis. “We don’t yet have all the details regarding this horrible act, but we stand with our member agency as they continue to serve the public amidst this tragedy.”
“We are deeply saddened by the terrible shooting this morning,” said SamTrans Board Chair Charles Stone. “Our hearts go out to everyone at VTA; especially the women and men who work to keep it running.”
Rod Washington Writer, filmmaker, model railroader, dreamer, posting videos and articles about trains. Also, posting railfanning videos and updates about his own model railroad layout via his webpage, the rail project (coming soon).