Treasurer of the Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society.
in railroading began at the age of 15 when when he bought the
November 1978 issue of Trains magazine in a Downey, California
hobby shop. Frank admits that he was completely hooked and soon
began spending his spare time
hanging around the local railroad tracks waiting for trains.
in the Rio Grande "developed" from a photography class
at Cerritos College where he met another person who liked trains.
Frank's new friend, today a lifelong friend, had
a deep rooted interest in the Rio Grande and it rubbed off.
and his friend planned their first railfan trip outside of California,
the Rio Grande was was a natural target and they decided to travel
to Denver to ride the Rio Grande Zephyr in March, 1983. This turned
out to be fortunate since roughly two weeks later, the Thistle
mudslide all but ended the the RGZ. Frank subsequently made dozens
of trips to Rio Grande country to photograph the railroad. Luckily,
Frank learned his lessons well in that photography class and he
has become a prolific and talented photographer of the Rio Grande
as well as other railroads. In 1994 his employer transferred him
to Colorado Springs and he was able to pursue his passion for
the Rio Grande more conveniently.
Primary Residential Mortgage Corporation in Colorado Springs.
He and his wife Kris have been married 15 years and have two daughters,
Hannah 6, and Ashley 10. While neither his wife nor his daughters
share his enthusiasm for the Rio Grande, they are very tolerant
of his interests.