I've been there and done that to the point I was burned out on the same old crap-different day. (same power, different day). It turned exciting for a few times, but on the CSX thats about all I get-CSX power. NS is mostly the same way, save for some forein power here and there. I was doing roster shots without much planning, but now since I am a photography student, I try to get creative with my photos. Some I like, others just suck (and no comments from the peanut gallery, this is strictly enforced). Now since Im on the Atlantic, it gives me a chance to get more creative with what I have, and to practice my skills and refine them further.
After a character assination from another member here, and on trainorders.com, I hardly post anything anymore, and thats with having to enforce my own personal copyright. Once all that happend, I was to where I felt I needed a new hobby, but lo and behold railfanning is all I've ever known from my Dad. Had it not been for my Dad being supportive in that great time of trial, I would not be a railfan to this day.
Keep at it April. Who knows, you may end up saving someones life.