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 was driving home from my friend Josh’s place and needed to get some gas. There’s one way I could’ve gone where I didn’t drive by the tracks, and there’s one way I could’ve gone where I did. You can guess which way I went.
It’s been a long time since I was last in Pittsburgh, and even longer since I last did train stuff there. My friend Ben, a Pittsburgh ex-patriot, setup a trip to show some of us around the town he loves.
Today I was out running some errands in Baltimore and had a moment to kill. I happened to notice that some containers were moving south toward the port. It was only when I got ahead of the train did I realize the silliness of modern CSX: it was being led by a long hood forward C40-8W.
It’s a beautiful day, the 30″ of snow from this week’s blizzard has melted down to a manageable 18″, and I can sneak away from work for a little bit. So, where do I go? To catch NS action in this CSX town. Through a friend, I learned that NS’s 34A, the daily manifest to Baltimore was running behind schedule and would be running the NEC in daylight. He also clued me into some NS power on a westbound CSX K train that was also coming our way. First we went to MARC’s Martin State station, which I forgot […]
I had a few hours to get out and about today, so, while on my way to go work on some modeling projects with a fried, I swung by CSX’s Curtis Bay yard. I got lucky, catching a coal train just arriving on the scene as I got there.
The Bedford (now Altoona) N Scale Weekend is a great event. The show itself has always been interesting, but it also serves as a good excuse to get out to a fun part of the world and do some railfanning. I did that exact thing this with my friends Ben, Lee and Josh.
I grew up, and learned how to railfan in Philadelphia. Every once in a while I get a chance to go back and checkout my old haunts. This spring, I got a chance to do that with some friends and show them around the city that was so formative.