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It has been awhile since I spent some time out photographing trains. With a few days off I decided Montana was calling. Montana....with huge open spaces, steep mountain grades, and big blue skies. It is on trips like this were I love putting away the long lens and shooting lots of wide...
With the nice weather we have been receiving I decided to see what was left of the fall colors. Unfortunately the fog was so thick that it didn't burn off until noon so the morning was pretty much shot. But the tracks were busy and in all I saw 20 trains in about 6 hours.
UP 1201 is the...
I got a tip through Facebook of the #7 Empire Builder using a BNSF locomotive on the point. As I checked in with its progress across the states I was delighted to see it fall farther and farther behind. Finally by the time it reached Idaho it was running 8+ hours late which meant I could...
The weatherman predicted partly cloudy skies for Sunday, December 30th. So I headed out with hopes of catching some trains, sun, and snow. Unfortunately the weatherman was wrong as it snowed most of the day under all cloudy skies, but the trains were abundant!
1. A westbound stack train...
I spent a couple hours this evening around the Latah Creek Bridge on the west side of Spokane, WA. Traffic was pretty steady even with the derailment on the Lakeside Sub.
1. The Lind Turn leaving town on its way to Cheney and points west.
2. Typical power for the local with an SD40-2, a...
It has been a little while since I posted here, but with the new year I am planing to be around this forum a little more. So to kick it off here are my ten favorites from 2010.
1) A westbound manifest train following the Columbia River.
2) Two CSX units pull hard on the front of a loaded...
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