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About the AuthorFull Name: Michael John Eby (But call me Mike or Michael)
Date of birth: January 20, 1986
Home: Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, 1 1/2 hours due East of Montreal. Within walking distance of both the MMA and SLR rail lines.
- 2012-2013: Certificate in Computer Science at Bishop's University (Lennoxville, QC)
- 2007-2012: BA in Environmental Studies (with minor in History) at Bishop's University
- 2005-2007: Studied Mechanical Engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, QC)
- 2005-2013: Self-employed mowing lawns, landscaping, small-scale construction work and odd jobs (mainly summer)
- 2002-2013: Sound technician, webmaster and (starting in 2011) secretary for Plymouth-Trinity United Church.
- Trainspotting and modelling
- Biking, hiking and enjoying the great outdoors
- Renovation and construction
Interests (aside from trains)
- The environment (trees and forests in particular)
- Subaru (and cars in general); daily driver as of May 2011 is a 2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5i manual (the previously-listed 1996 Legacy wagon was finally retired in late 2011 after almost 16 years of salt-infested winters)
- Music; can play the piano/keyboard
- Cats; pet cat named Rufus (and other cats in the family)
- Locomotives: I'm somewhat of an EMD fan, but I have come to like GE locomotives more than I used to. My favourite model (from a railfan's perspective) is the GP40-2L(W). With old, rare locomotive models, I favour locomotive preservation or use on smaller railroads over immediate scrapping.
- Railroads: I prefer small railroads. My favourite is the St. Lawrence & Atlantic RR, which I lived beside until 2008. My favourite large railroad as a child was CN.
- Railfanning: I've learned not to pass up an opportunity to catch rare or unusual equipment. I try to always remain on public property. I rarely drive great distances solely for railfanning, in the interests of the environment and fuel conservation.