View Full Version : Finally got around to it....

09-24-2006, 07:53 PM
:-) Well, I finnaly have some time to post a trip report from last weekend's triple headed steam extravaganza! My dad and I were two of the many railfans chasing the two 2-10-2s and 261. We chased them in Saturday from Rock Island to Bureu and back to Rock Island.

Okay. So we left early to get into Rock Island and see the triple header pull out. One we got there, I was amazed by the steamers! Depite the fact that there were railfans everywhere, I still managed to get a decent shot.


After grabing our shots, my dad and I then raced back to our Jeep and the chase was on! These were the two best photos from the eastbound chase out of Rock Island.



After watching them wye the train in Bureu, my dad and I left about 30 minutes before the train would be leaving so we could be at the head of the line for pacing..and I got the prize!


Not wanting to hog the lead spot, we then dropped back to allow some of the other photographers to pace.

Passing NRE...


The chase was on to the outer part of Rock Island to grab my favorite shot of the whole trip.


We chased them a bit further, and I was rewarded with a glint shot of the train.


Then, we had some dinner in downtown Rock Island. We had hoped to get some night shots of the steamers, but when we arrived, they were no where to be had. However, I was able to get my first railpictures.net night shot of the last to passenger cars!


Thats my shots! I hope you enjoyed my report & photos!!! :-)

Oh, and I know there were lots of other railpics photogs out there, so if you like, post your photos here in this thead too! :-)

09-25-2006, 12:40 AM
Hey man. Cool pictures, and thanks for sharing!!!

09-25-2006, 01:35 AM
Hi Chris,

Your photos are excellent! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Here are my photos from the trip. It was one of the best railfanning experiences of my life.


More of my photos can be seen here: http://www.railroadforums.com/forum...0399#post130399

Again, excellent job Chris!


09-25-2006, 02:45 AM
Thanks Staurt! And thanks for both the compliments and adding your pics Nick!

09-25-2006, 10:45 AM
Great report Chris.You really caught agreat stuff of pics.Thanks for sharing Chris and keep your nice reports and pics coming.

09-25-2006, 09:45 PM
Thanks Mohamed! :-)