I really enjoy featuring a least some Christmas-related train photos in our Dec. issue, especially in our Readers' Rails section. After all, trains--and especially 3-rail O gauge trains--are a long-standing Christmas tradition in the U.S. and elsewhere thanks largely to Joshua Lionel Cowen. But, in going through my files of "stuff" for the upcoming 2018 December issue, I find that I really have little or nothing season-related that is suitable for publication.
If folks reading this post have what they feel are good hi-resolution images of their Christmas trains from the past year or so that have not been published elsewhere, please consider sending one or more to OGR. Each photo published will get you $50 and two comp copies of that issue of the magazine. I'm really looking for more than simple oval-around-the-tree shots, but I'm not going to rule out anything that is of publishable quality and which might interest our readers, including folks who pick up the magazine for the first time and browse through it at a newsstand. One of your photos might be just the thing to ignite the spark in that person's mind and inspire him or her to buy an O gauge trainset to start their family's own Christmas tradition. And, as well all know, most of us got our start in the hobby that way.
If you have an image or even multiple images you might like to share, please send it/them, along with some caption information and your full name and mailing address, to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.