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  1. Itsed65

    Western Railway Museum

    From Spring 2019 on the Western Railway Museum right of way. This car is from Portland Oregon. Rural Crossing by lennycarl08, on Flickr
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2020

    New Years eve found me driving up Santa Fe Avenue in the central valley Rolling Into 2020 by lennycarl08, on Flickr Loaded and Waiting by lennycarl08, on Flickr
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2019

    Closer to home...oil cans on the bay UP 5278 West at Hercules by lennycarl08, on Flickr
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2018

    Sunday servicing run for the six axle power at the Port of Benicia, a vehicle loading facility. Sunday Service by lennycarl08, on Flickr
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2017

    Heading up Santa Fe Road(that is the actual street name) near Atwater California on New Year's Eve, I was lucky to catch this perfectly framed train, 8 locos strong blasting down the central valley. Hi-Ball through Hughson by lennycarl08, on Flickr
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2016

    Another Siemens ACS 64 heading east on the Zephyr Hitching a Ride on the Zephyr by lennycarl08, on Flickr Light power run from Richmond yard to pick up a train in the east bay Running Light at Christie by lennycarl08, on Flickr Same pair leaving Port Chicago Round the Lone Tree by...
  7. Itsed65

    Chasing trains east of Reno NV

    I was originally going to post these on my east bay thread, but there are so many pictures, I decided to make a separate thread for them. So on another trip to Nevada, I had some time to head east of Reno and chase some trains again. Much higher speeds are required to get ahead of trains out...
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    Photos from my recent trips to the Feather River Canyon

    So as it’s a couple of hundred miles away from my normal area of train watching, I will put these shots in a separate post. This is a compilation of two trips up to the Feather River canyon over the last couple of weeks. It's always a bit hit or miss traffic wise up there, and sure enough, I...
  9. Itsed65

    Pics from a quick trip to the Portland/Vancouver area

    I just got back from a couple of days up in the Portland Vancouver area. It wasn't a train watching trip by any means, but I did get a couple of shots in! The first night as I was approaching my hotel in McMinneville, I caught a local Portland & Western with some classic EMD power at the...
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    Railfanning California's central valley on the hottest day of the year so far.

    Since these aren't my normal east bay area shots, I will put them in a separate thread. So yeah, it wasn't the best day to head over the hill from my place, but it was the only Saturday I have off this month and I had it free, so with super big gulp, a good hat and a couple of cameras, off I...
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2013

    It is indeed Bill, now I just need some light after work to get out in the canyon. I caught this extra Z train while birding in Hercules. It was a short affair about an hour after the main train. I'm guessing extra holiday traffic. 20121220-_MG_4532 by lennycarl08, on Flickr...
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    Road trip to Truckee and Portola California

    So I took a few days last week to head up to Reno for a mini vacation, which always includes a trip to the WP museum in Portola. I headed up on Thursday morning with plenty of time to spare, so I pulled off the Interstate in Sacramento (Roseville actually) to see if anything was going on at...
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    Train chasing around Reno NV

    I had a few days off so I made the 3 hour drive up to Reno to get away for a bit. There is some good train watching around the area... The first couple of days had some good clouds around the mountains, that work very nicely to diffuse direct sunlight. I caught Amtrak #6, the eastbound...
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    Western Railway Museum

    We had a beautiful weekend here in Northern California, and I was out and about chasing trains, but this time, a bit of a different flavor. The Western Railway museum (in between Fairfield and Rio Vista CA on Hwy 12) is running their wildflower special at this time of year, so I thought I would...
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2012

    Happy New Year everyone. I have been busy with holiday activities for the past few weeks, so I apologize for not thanking everyone for the nice comments about my last post sooner, but, Thanks! :D Here are a few that I haven't had a chance to post yet. Light power move six Geeps strong...
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    Weekend trip to Reno

    This past weekend, I managed to actually get some time to take a road trip up to Reno. While it was not a rail fanning getaway, I did take some time away from the casinos to go take some pictures. At Verdi Nevada, I found a nice spot along the Truckee river and the tracks to park for a while...
  17. Itsed65

    Tillamook Bay

    Was migrating from one computer to another and found these old shots from a trip I took a couple of years ago. The Port of Tilamook Bay up in Oregon had these old SD-9s parked out by an airplane hangar. I don't know if they are still up there, but it was a fun trip (and if you are ever there, be...
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    Zephryr with UP exec cars

    So I was out playing with my new 100-400 zoom lens when the Zephyr came by with two UP executive cars in tow. Kind of neat to see and I wish I had a different lens on the camera and I could have gotten better shots, but I did the best I could with the big zoom and thought people might still like...
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2015

    Thanks for all the comments guys :D I will definitely have more coming now that the weather is turning nice. Here are a few more from the weekend... This pair has been working the local switching for the last week or so...this was taken of all places from the Pinole Senior center parking...
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2011

    I live in Pinole CA, so I am pretty fortunate to live very close to some great areas to watch trains. I am constantly, if not always successfully, trying to improve my photographic skills, and with the great weather we have had lately around these parts, I have been taking a lot of pics, so I...




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