About the Author

David Othen
Blurbarian Since October 2009
Name David Othen
My Web Site http://users.eastlink.ca/~othen/
Location Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gender Male
My Occupation Retired
My Bio I have been interested in trains since I was a child in the 1940s. Early memories include standing on the footplate of the Flying Scotsman at King's Cross. I have photographed and more recently taken video of trains across North America, Britain and Europe.

I have been a volunteer on several tourist railroads and was a senior Trainman on the Salem & Hillsborough Railroad in New Brunswick. I have also been fortunate enough to travel on the footplate of, and help fire, coal, wood and oil-burning steam engines and to drive steam and diesel engines.