MARC has been running on Saturday all year, I happened to be at the Martin State Airport station while showing a new friend around town.
Martin State at Night in May of 2014
I’ve long enjoyed railfanning at night. Usually the pictures don’t turn out that great, but it’s fun to just hang out and see things you might not otherwise see. Occasionally you get lucky and something stops long enough for you to get a photo. I did just that in May of 2014 at the Martin State Airport MARC station.
Goodbye Ridgely CPLs
CSX is rapidly replacing all of it’s B&O era color position lights. The interlockings in downtown Baltimore seem to be the next to fall. Carroll has already lost its legendary full installation (with three lights above and below the target), and it looks like the signals around Bailey’s Wye are the next to go. A safetrans “Darth Vader” gantry has been installed next to the bridge at Ridgely St, and it looks like it’s ready to be swung into place any day now. Here, a local out of Locust Point / Riverside is coming under both signals in the late […]
Bush St, Baltimore, During the Golden Hour
I really enjoy railfanning at Bush St in Baltimore, especially in the evenings.
Is this the last GP40WH-2 Photo I’ll ever take?
MARC has gotten rid of almost all of their once ubiquitous GP40WH-2s (you know, the things that look like a GP40 fell asleep in Dr. Frankenstein’s lab next to an SD45 and a FP45). That’s why, a few days ago, I was very excited to capture one leading a Baltimore bound train. The lighting was bad (shooting eastbounds in the evening at Bush St is tough), but I’m happy with the way it turned out.
January 2014 80MAC Hunting
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.
CSX Light Power: Sept 2013
If you spend a few hours hanging around Saint Denis, you’re bound to see something (well, except for that one day where I did, and I didn’t).
An Hour in Canton: August 2013
I had a family errand to run over on the east side of town which gave me a free hour to do some railfanning. It turned out to be a pretty productive hour, with NS, CSX and Canton action afoot.
MARC At Sunset, April 2013
After an excellent day chasing stuff all over Baltimore, we finished the day at Bush St, where the golden hour sun lit up a MARC train perfectly.
CSX 7850 At Bush St
Another summer evening photo at Bush St. This time, it’s C40-8W coming out of Locust Point.