People often think I am retired. After all, when asked what I do, I reply, "I teach a little, I write a little, and I travel a little." The idyllic retirement life. But the reality is I am holding down three jobs. Each of those activities produces income. A little. I count it among my blessings that I am able to support myself in this way. And I welcome you to my world, most of it occupied by railroading and its diverse heritage: rail trails, restoration projects both structural and mechanical, museums, music, art, literature, and of course on board Amtrak when possible. Learn more at my web site -- jamesdporterfield.com.

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