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.
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.
I love the ability to do incidental railfanning that having a cell phone with a quality camera provides. In this case, I was headed to my friend Eric’s place to do some modeling, and spotted CSX spotting some autoracks at the port. Perfect!
The 2017 N Scale Enthusiast convention was held at the Station Square Sheraton in Pittsburgh, providing a great base of operations for some railfanning around the convention activities. In addition to rail photos, I also took a few of the city.
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.