Hello, fellow railfans. I'm "kevikens" born and raised in Philly right next to the Reading's New York Shortline. My father took me to watch trains when I was a toddler and lots of steam still running and we hung out mostly at Wayne Junction. A bit later I attended Presentation school in Cheltenham right along side those same tracks at the Cheltenham station. At recess most kids played ball. I went over to the fence and watched the B&O's Royal Blue, Reading cigar band F 3's. the occasional CNJ freights and the Newtown Local which was steam until my fourth grade, then Alco RS 3's till the RDC's showed up. After a few years elsewhere I returned to the area and presently live in South Jersey where I still teach history to high schoolers ( and a lot more railroad history and technologhy than most of them want to hear about). I go across the river about once a week to railfan Pa., north to Allentown, west to Harrisburg and south to Marcus Hook. I have two daughters living in the Bay Area in Northern Ca. and every year I go out and visit to railfan that area as well but though they have reamined in San Francisco and I live in Jersey my heart has never left the Keystone state.