Kathryn R. Burke

Interviews and Biographical Stories

“I’ve met a lot of fascinating people traveling the editorial road. Some of my favorite interviews were with women who had unusual jobs and backgrounds and men who worked in tourist railroading, a true niche occupation. A life-long interest in the arts has also placed me on an ongoing trail of artistic endeavors. And, of course, my work in photo-journalism and as a publisher has sent me far and wide in search of a good story. Here, I share a few of my interviews.”  ~ Kate Burke

The interviewees below are loosley aligned alphabetically by last name. Within the groups placed under each letter, you will find those folks whose last name begins with that letter. But I did not place them in exact alpha order within the group. It’s more fun to hunt a little, and too much structure gives me a headache.

RR Engineer, Mike NicholsMike Nichols. steam locomotive engineer

RR Engineer, Mike Nichols, is living a dream he didn’t even think was attainable. “I was eight years old when steam disappeared from the main line in this country,” he said. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be able to become a steam locomotive engineer.”  [But he did!  Read story.]