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Old 09-27-2006, 10:49 PM   #2
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I would like to go to california to go railfanning.
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:56 PM   #3
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Anywhere with mountains would work for me.

I'd like to visit Colorado. Many photos on this site from Colorado have made me want to head out there sometime.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:03 AM   #4
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Some of the places I want to railfan before I keel over:
-Northeast Corridor (again)
-UP between Ogden and Denver
-Canadian Rockies
-Power River Basin
-Trans-Syberian route (Russia)
-TGV lines in France and the Eurostar to England...you know what, Europe in general, so many trains...
-Maybe somewhere that has steam locomotives (ie not Washington)
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:55 AM   #5
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The LA harbor. I live like two miles away from it but its illegal to take photographs there, and if I do, security shows up out of nowhere and tells me to leave. Not to stop taking pictures, but to the the harbor area itself. So yeah, LA harbor.

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Joliet Union Station...
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:29 AM   #7
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Caleb,
I think Joliet Union Station is WELL represented on this site. How about a trip to Durango to see some vintage power?
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I think Joliet Union Station is WELL represented on this site. How about a trip to Durango to see some vintage power?
No, I think he wants to see if it is possible not to shoot a wedgie from there.
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No, I think he wants to see if it is possible not to shoot a wedgie from there.
Very valid point! Im not sure that it is possible with the current situation there. I thought about leasing a helicopter and taking an aerial shot of Joliet Station with a Metra train stopped and uploading it to RP, like some folks did during the NS Steam Programs final years. Judging by the number of Metra/Joilet photos in the database, Id say that it is more significant than the NS Steam Program ever was!
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My first choice would be Kentucky, shooting all of the NS.
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My first choice would be Kentucky, shooting all of the NS.
Cool, maybe you could stay at Calebs house. He could show you all of the NS lines in the Bluegrass state.
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My first choice would be Kentucky, shooting all of the NS.
I think kentucky is to WELL represented on this. How about a trip to NYC?
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I think kentucky is to WELL represented on this. i would rather go to Joliet Union Station
Ive Been to Kentucky, at least its scenic. Concrete is not scenic, nor are overgrown weedy ditches trackside.
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You see a much better variety of trains through Joliet, though. It's also one of the hotspots on www.frograil.com.
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You see a much better variety of trains through Joliet.
Probably true, but Im into scenery, as well as the train. I dont care for modern power either, NS still has alot of vintage high hood power around to shoot in scenic locations.
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You see a much better variety of trains through Joliet. It's also one of the hotspots on www.frograil.com.
You got that right. Here in the redneck state we have a good variety of FREIGHT trains but no passenger trains.
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I enjoy the NS high hoods also. BNSF also has their fair share of older power, too. You have to admit that it's always nice to see a Bluebonnet or a Cascade BN. It can never get tiring around Joliet.
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You got that right. Here in the redneck state we have a good variety of FREIGHT trains but no passenger trains.
There are no more TRUE passenger trains my friend. They quit running in late 70's.
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There are no more TRUE passenger trains my friend.
There was one, and it was the Iowa Interstate excursion, which consisted of QJ 6988, QJ 7081 and MILW 261.
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I enjoy the NS high hoods also. BNSF also has their fair share of older power, too. You have to admit that it's always nice to see a Bluebonnet or a Cascade BN. It can never get tiring around Joliet.
Yea, but there is nothing like an old Southern or N&W high hood still earning its keep and at times in mainline service. The "best" modern power we get here is the occasional unpatched warbonnet. You guys should enjoy the steam that runs up around Chicago.....enjoy it while its running......ya never know when they will shut it down.

And yes, I will give you the 261 and QJ trips as real passenger trains. Amtrak is NOT a true passenger train.
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Probably true, but Im into scenery, as well as the train. I dont care for modern power either, NS still has alot of vintage high hood power around to shoot in scenic locations.
Amen, brother. I'd much rather wait all day for that one scenic shot rather than see a constant parade. The CNO&TP gives me the best of both worlds, though. It's scenic and busy at the same time. Plus, there's that chance that a high hood might be leading something. Give me rural railroading ANY day.

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BNSF also has their fair share of older power, too. You have to admit that it's always nice to see a Bluebonnet or a Cascade BN.
They do, and it is nice to see those older engines every now and then. High hoods are a lot more rare, though. Besides, I saw a bunch of those high hoods when I was a wee lad.

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There are no more TRUE passenger trains my friend. They quit running in late 70's.
I belive i said there is no more passenger trains running in the redneck state.If i can rember the last passenger train was amtrak 850/851.
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I belive i said there is no more passenger trains running in the redneck state.If i can rember the last passenger train was amtrak 850/851.
I meant there are no more REAL passenger trains anywhere in the US anymore. With the exception of the occasional excursions behind steam or vintage power with Pullmans.
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The "best" modern power we get here is the occasional unpatched warbonnet.
Cool catch.

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Give me rural railroading ANY day.
I love rural railroading. I'd take that rather than being in the busy city.
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