Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2014 is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.


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Wow, I blinked, and I this thread now has over 100K views. Nice!

Another Franklin Canyon shot at Christie with a westbound vehicle train
4791 Looking at You by lennycarl08, on Flickr

Genset doing some local work at North Bay (UPS Facility)
Genset working North Bay by lennycarl08, on Flickr

Labor day did not require a very large UPS train
Labor Day UPS Train by lennycarl08, on Flickr

15143152355_05e69382df_b.jpgTS1 by lennycarl08, on Flickr

A set of power running light from Richmond to Antioch to pick up a train
14946909040_14c2887d97_b.jpgRunning light to grab a train by lennycarl08, on Flickr

Seeing a lot more oil trains out here, on both roads, which have a lot of people concerned.
Afternoon Heat by lennycarl08, on Flickr

Afternoon Oil Train by lennycarl08, on Flickr

Oil Train at Twighlight by lennycarl08, on Flickr

Blue and yellow, still going strong
Still at Work by lennycarl08, on Flickr

Waiting at Collier West by lennycarl08, on Flickr

Thanks for looking for the last almost four years!


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Wow, I blinked, and I this thread now has over 100K views. Nice!

Because It's one of the best! Congrats.

Paul Z.


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Thanks for all the nice comments! :cool:

Hope everyone had a nice holiday. They will be getting very busy here at the UPS yard at North Bay, as holiday shoppers mean extra Z trains
Working the Weekend by lennycarl08, on Flickr

After dropping the containers at North Bay, the power runs light for the 1.5 mile trip to the Richmond yard
4008W Headed to the Barn by lennycarl08, on Flickr

We are finally supposed to get some real rain here this week, so hopefully the hills in the canyon will turn green so
6921 East Hauling Empties by lennycarl08, on Flickr

BNSF 6921 East by lennycarl08, on Flickr

Waiting for an outbound at Collier
BNSF 7670 at Collier by lennycarl08, on Flickr

Mt. Tam in the background
Amtrak 729 passing Mt Tam by lennycarl08, on Flickr

I haven't been out to Martinez much lately, but you can always count on local yard action and Amtrak there
Commuter Passing Local by lennycarl08, on Flickr

Good ole GP38-2
15509923935_fb93da09d5_b.jpgUP GP38-2 Still Working Hard by lennycarl08, on Flickr

Not much was happening on my last pass through the valley, but I did get the San Joaquin running by a dairy farm
Train and Cows by lennycarl08, on Flickr

On my last trip up to the wildlife refuges, I caught the CFNR RR doing their thing (The Corning Flyer) near Maxwell California. It moves a quite a leisurely pace right along I-5 so it's very easy to get ahead of.
California Northern 502 by lennycarl08, on Flickr

Pulling into Maxwell by lennycarl08, on Flickr

A wildfire recently came right up to the tracks at the entrance to the Sacramento NWR, so a lot of it is closed right now. This fella was keeping folks out.
Kestrel on Watch by lennycarl08, on Flickr

A profile view of CFNR 502
CFNR 502 by lennycarl08, on Flickr

Lots of new camera gear out there just in time for the holidays! Get your list together…


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I've got that on pre-order already :cool:
I love my current version, but the zoom function has now broken for the second time and I need to sent it off to CPS to get it fixed so I can sell it. The new version promises to be even better and be quite usable with a 1.4TC on F8 capable cameras.

Bill Anderson

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The big thing for me is weatherproofing. The bellows action of the old 100-400L sucks moisture and dust into the lens. That and the old lens, introduced in 1998, uses technology which is over fifteen years old.


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Here are a couple of shots using the new zoom along with the 7d2. It was not the best of conditions as it was getting dark and sprinkling (in other words, like western Washington 9 months out of the year :p), so these were shot at IS0 3200 wide open at f5.6 and 1/500, which is slower than I prefer for big zoom shots of moving trains.
BNSF 4429 at Christie East by lennycarl08, on Flickr

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