Terry Kirkland was my friend while I went to school at East Texas State University in Commerce, TEXAS in 1972-73.
His official role was that of second trick operator for the St. Louis Southwestern Railroad in Commerce. I
used to sit in with Terry while he went about his work and on weekends Terry and I would often go around East TEXAS
and Arkansas chasing trains to photograph. Terry introduced me to the idea of checking out shortline railroads. I
lost track of Terry after I left TEXAS, but never forgot him. Attempts to locate him via the internet were unsuccessful
until June 10, 2006. On that day I found the person who knew about Terry, he had sadly died in 2002 and left quite a
few photos of his travels. In November 2006 I secured Terry's photographic legacy with the promise that it be shared with
those who would enjoy it. The photos on this page are but a very small portion of Terry's pictures, he truly loved this hobby.
This page includes four photos right now, but you will start seeing Terry's name around the net as his work becomes more widely