This year’s big spring railfanning trip included a ride on the Lancaster Oxford & Southern motor car, a tour of the Lehigh Valley and some time at the heart of the R&N.
A Sunday on the Strasburg, July 2017
The Strasburg Rail Road is a national treasure, and every once in a while I must go there to “center myself”. Maybe it’s because I went a lot when I was a kid, but it’s always loomed large in my mind of what a railroad is and should be. I recently made a pilgrimage, and while my photographic and video output wasn’t as amazing as I’d have wanted, I like to think it’s worth checking out.
My Trip on Luxury Rail Travel’s Steel City Limited, October 2016
I can’t believe I forgot to post this last fall! My friend Russ has started a company, Luxury Rail Travel, that does private car charters (amongst other fun things), and I got a chance to ride his first trip to Pittsburgh. I had also just gotten my video camera, so I shot video.
NS on the Middle Division, June 2017
Summer sucks. It’s too hot to railfan. But are we smart enough to not? Absolutely not. So, on the hottest day of the year so far, we set out for an afternoon on the NS Pittsburgh Line, and I shot some stills and video.
Railfanning Martin State Airport, May 2017
I’ve been doing a weekly railroad night with some of my friends since I started my current job where I work from home. Usually my group of friends go to someone’s house and works on modeling projects, but sometimes we head out railfanning. With the weather turning nice, I think that’s going to happen more often.
Spent some time in NEPA, April 2017, Part 2
Continuing on from Part 1, this day’s activities focused on the Reading and Northern.
Spent some time in NEPA, April 2017, Part 1
Hearing my friend Ryan’s tales of Northeastern PA enticed us to go spend a weekend up that way seeing what there was to see. Turns out, the answer was a bunch of great stuff.
Chasing NS H25 Out of York
I was incredibly excited to catch NS’s “Yorkie” job heading north out of York on the former NCR (that I chronicle modeling over on my other site), and put together a video of the chase.
My Last Blue Leader On Video
The big excitement at the 2013 CRHS BoD meeting was the appearance of a still-blue SD50 on the head of a slab train. I decided this was a perfect thing to catch on video.