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.
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 […]
My friend Chris runs a railfan video company, which provides a great excuse to sneak out and go railfanning, even just for a few hours. On this day, we decided to go scouting locations on the NEC in northeastern Maryland and Delaware.
I received a new lens for Christmas and was itching to try it out. So, on the first Saturday after the holidays, I headed out to the Martin State Airport MARC station. My plan had been to go try it out on some of the most challenging things to shoot: Amtrak’s NEC. However, that all changed when I got a fateful text message.
The Sunday after Thanksgiving is Amtrak’s busiest day. In order to meet the peak demand that returning holiday travelers creates Amtrak borrows equipment from various commuter agencies. This creates some incredibly rare catches. I went out to catch the action.