Burned and bummed

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Jack of no trades
I dont know why it never fails. I get burned out at my home location due to the same old same old. I have a trip planned out of state along different railroads. I get to my vacation, I get sick and cant get out, and then find out I miss all sorts of odd trains at home that I normally wouldnt see (circus train, windmill train and not to mention UP 1982 leading a detouring UP stack train on BNSF rails).

And my railfan friends wonder why i want to give up this hobby and find something else


John 3:16
Same here Nathan, that is why I'm not taking photos now. Even though I am all around and on them. Before long I will be taking my camera with me to work again. On a side note, next week I will be in central TX and should come back with something.

Tacoma Tom

New Member
That's the way it always goes. I sometimes hike several miles to go to remote places for railroad photography. I wait all day long and not a single train comes. As soon as I leave and I am halfway down the mountain 10 trains goes by.


Son of a Conrail fan
I have been there and done this quite a few times, one being just last year when someone on here (yes here) decided to post a rant about my material. I nearly walked away from this, having known trains my whole life. It hit me when I saw my dad wearing his conrail shirt with pride that I relized excactly why I am a railfan. That right there put everything in perspective, and I have not given up.

Trainwatching is about the only thing that keeps me in line too, and it keeps me from going bonkers.
I think there is a kind of zen moment when there are no trains and I am in the moment...the smell of wildflowers in the air, bees buzzing abouts, bikers and runners going by the pathways...

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