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    Another set of photos from Taylor

    I'm a little late in posting this due to a busy schedule this week, but I benefitted from the weather we had Saturday. With the threat of heavy rain, UT baseball's annual alumni game was cancelled, meaning I had four more hours of free time to fill. So I set out for small assignment for my...
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    Lucky Catches in Round Rock

    So Saturday wasn't supposed to be a day for me to get out and get some photos, but it turned out that way. I originally went up to the Dick's Sporting Goods in north Austin to get a baseball scorebook since I'm covering UT baseball for The Daily Texan this semester. But when I walked out, a...
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    Last Catch Before Spring Semester

    So with classes not starting until Tuesday because of MLK Day, I decided to take the opportunity to railfan a bit in the Austin area. I originally was going to set up shop at McNeil, but eventually decided to go right on through to Taylor. It ended up working out as five minutes after parking in...
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    Lunch Stop in Temple

    I'm not too entirely sure. There might be others here that could explain it better than me. But the Santa Fe Depot in town is now a museum and they have a good bit of rolling stock out by the mainline. I might go check it out more the next time I'm up that way.
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    Lunch Stop in Temple

    So the winter break is coming to an end for me and I made the trek back to Austin for the spring semester. Along the way I stopped in Temple at Subway and then drove into downtown, parking by the tracks near the Santa Fe Depot there. I ended up pulling up in time as the southbound BNSF general...
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    Railfanning My "Home" Subdivision

    So for the first time that I can remember, I was able to get out Saturday and Monday to railfan a bit on my "home" subdivision, Union Pacific's Midlothian Sub, as it rolls through Mansfield. Unfortunately, my brother and I were only able to get out for a little bit Saturday, taking scenic photos...
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    Last pics of 2014

    Oh, okay. Amazingly enough, as many times as I've been down there, that was the first time I've seen other railfans. Odd.
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    Last pics of 2014

    Nice shots. I love taking photos from and around that bridge. Random question for you Ken: were you by the Santa Fe depot in town between 4 and 5 p.m. this past Sunday? Saw a group of three railfans (or at least I'm assuming that since they were parked next to us with cameras) when me and my...
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    Back at it

    Thank you. I hope to be able to make the short trip down to New Braunfels sometime after I get back to UT for the semester.
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    Photo Story of Austin Steam Train Association

    Back in the Spring, I had to do a photo story for the photo portion of the "Reporting: Images" course at the University of Texas. I ended up doing it on Bert Dockall, former engineer for Santa Fe and Amtrak and current engineer for ASTA. I got to ride in the cab on the run up to Burnet and back...
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    Back at it

    So after a few years off of the forum (not that I truly got started I guess), I'm back at it railfanning again. I got a Canon T3i for Christmas and after taking a photojournalism course in the Spring at UT, I'd figure I would try my luck with photographing trains. As is my family's tradition... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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