From the back porch of the family farm near Hayden, Indiana, Carl watched steam trains in the 50s on the B & O mainline between Cincinnati, OH, and St. Louis, MO. Carl enjoyed train stories told by his father who, the summer of 1919 hopped the freights from Indiana to Kansas to work the wheat threshing circuit. Carl uses his train photos in rail travelogues he authors for TrainWeb.org/carl. He has traveled extensively by train with wife Sue and children Matthew and Carla on Amtrak and traveled in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Egypt.
Carl has won photo awards at: The Del Mar (San Diego) Fair; Orange County Fair; Knott's Berry Farm; and the City of Placentia in California; the Hayden, Indiana, Historical Museum; the Lighthouse Depot Magazine; BetterPhoto.com; and Ponte Winery in Temecula, California. He has sold photos to a Social Studies textbook company, Passenger Transport magazine; in local art fairs, and at the Oceanside-Carlsbad Art League. His photos appeared in a Depot Inn & Suites advertisement in the Amtrak System Timetable, and he held a one-man-show in Seymour, Indiana. Carl wrote an article with photos for Super Chevy magazine, about a Coast-to-Coast trip, following transcontinental Highway 50 in a 1956 Chevy in 2004. West Winery, Macon, Missouri, features two of his train photographs on two wines from The Railroad Winery. His first eBook, "How to Take Great Travel Photos" sells at Amazon.com. His Photography website is MoKnowsPhotos.com