Besides Model Railroading one of my OTHER favorite hobbies if you can call an obsession a hobby, is the collecting and reading of books. Recently I went to a couple of my local bookstores looking for a little light reading after finishing Konstantinos Staikos' The History of the Library in Western Civilization, Volume 2 of 5 and came upon a British mystery novel by Edward Marston entitled The Excursion Train. This is the second installment of his Inspector Robert Colbeck Series, the first being the Railway Detective. Never one to leave a bookstore without at least an armload of books I also picked up a copy of Graham Greene's classic Orient Express and Locomotion - Two Centuries of Train Travel by P.J.G. Ransom. The reason I mention this is not to excuse any delay in the article on photography or even the lack of progress on my "real" model railroad (more on that in another thread) but rather to seek out any suggestions of books written in a similar vain.