One of the great things about the Altoona N Scale Weekend is its location deep in the heart of railroad country. The Everett provides a great addition to the mainline action on the Pittsburgh Line.
My friend Steve is a relatively (8 months) new dad. So when he says “hey, I’m free for a Saturday, lets go railfanning”, you go! We decided to go shoot some fish in a barrel in Southern York County.
Our good friends have access to a place up in Jim Thorpe and after a very busy few months we were very lucky to get a few days there to hang out and relax. Of course, there happens to be a train ride there and my understanding friends went along with my plan to check it out.
The N Scale Weekend in Altoona is a great event and a good reason to head out to the east coast railfan Mecca. This weekend was also a good chance to play with my new Rebel T7i and try out its low light capabilities.
This spring brought a second trip to the Lehigh Valley. This time was focused on chasing the Cement Local and meeting a legend. Lunch with “Big Mike” Bednar was clearly the high point, but as far as this blog goes, there were no real photos of that.