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    Trains of Edmonds, Washington

    Glad you're out and about in the fresh air. Any bird activity in the marsh? What's happening up on Sunset, and any more progress eliminating the level-grade crossings?
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    Trains of Edmonds, Washington

    Apparently BNSF has secret decoder rings to tell which is which. Two cars called "Trinchera Pass." Interesting how short the cars in your photos are. RR Pictures Archive
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    Trains of Edmonds, Washington

    More or less midway between Antonito and Amarillo.
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2019

    Yeah, but as I've noticed, when you break the rule about backlight you manage to do it when something in the foreground lights the shadow side. Great photo.
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    Trackside access at Tehachapi Loop???

    Hit the rong button. Here's what it looks like from the road. Turnout RV Park.
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    Trackside access at Tehachapi Loop???

    As many railfans as go there from all over the world, it would seem some entrepreneur could do something like the RV park at the Folkston Funnel in Georgia.
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    Trackside access at Tehachapi Loop???

    Does anyone know the status of access to the trackside areas of the Loop Ranch at Tehachapi? I lived out that way '99-'01 and spent many weekends there just below Tunnel 10. The photo was taken on Memorial Day 2001; there was a group of Singles RVers from SF Valley and a group of veterans parked...
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    I think they emptied Greenville last evening

    Shot at Toccoa, Georgia by the Amtrak station. Total elapsed time was 1H10M. Locomotives 8366 and 4049 dragged two monster manifest trains and 3362 brought up the rear with 20 or 30 more cars. The first photo (8366) is framed differently because just as I sat the tripod out of the truck I heard...
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    Golden Hour Problem...

    The problem with rail photography during the Golden Hour: 1) Long shadows across the track. 2) The trains all go the wrong way. Lula, GA on the N-S Greenville sub. Love the new signal bridges.
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2018

    To the great uninitiated--specifically, me--that thing ghosting along with no engine sound would be a little spooky. Like the "Steam Locomotive" I saw on a tourist RR once. I was standing by the track expecting the warm radiated heat coming off the boiler as it passed. Instead I got the thrum of...
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2018

    Soon it will look like old, worn, velvet-covered overstuffed furniture. One of my favorite scenes in the California hills.
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2018

    Rules are made to be broken. an awesome photograph. You could start a thread something like, "From the Wrong Side of the Tracks." The railfan who got me started on rail photography--such that it is--was constantly scoffing at photographs taken from the wrong side of the train...
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    A couple rainy days on the CNO&TP.

    Great job! I'll be humming Eddie Rabbitt all night long.
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2017

    Looks like a chess game in progress on top of 3860. What is all that stuff sticking up? 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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