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  1. ProRailProductions2019

    Railfan Pit Stop: "Shortlines of the Tri-Cities"

    Join us as we see a Huron & Eastern with a southbound local through Bay City & Zilwaukee, Michigan and a Lake State Railway Yard Job switching the yard in Saginaw,Michigan. Filmed on April 29th 2019 Like us on Facebook: Pro Rail Productions 2019
  2. Buckingham Branch GP16's under the full moon

    Buckingham Branch GP16's under the full moon

    A pair of Buckingham Branch GP16's was idling in the yard at Doswell, VA. I used a timed exposure and the lighting of the full moon to give a spacy effect to the shot.
  3. PSAP at Gate

    PSAP at Gate

    A westbound grain train passes station sign Gate on the Puget Sound & Pacific on a gray fall morning.
  4. PSAP Pausing

    PSAP Pausing

    The PSAP Centralia job sits at J Street waiting for the UP to get out of the shared yard in town. 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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