Today, I went railfanning with dhfan5 and another friend. 10:20 AM: We went over to the CP office to take some pictures of CP GP20ECO #2262. 10:22 AM: Just as we were starting to take some photos, an airhorn from the mainline and some scanner chatter sent us racing to the station. 1:30 AM: We […]
Read More A Day of railfanning in Plattsburgh, Part 1
I just looked at the September issue of R&R and to my surprise and delight, there was D&H GP38-2 #7312 right on the cover. It inspired me to make a similar scene on my freelanced “Wilkes-Barre Junction” module.
Read More D&H 7312 on the Cover of Railfan & Railroad
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Read More Video: A&LC RR
Yesterday I went to the Wells, ME Amtrak station at 6:40 to try to catch Amtrak 685 and 688. 6:40 PM: I arrived at the station and looked around. 6:52 PM: Well, I guess the end of the rainbow really is lucky, because a Pan Am Railways manifest freight came through with three CSX pachout […]
Read More Railfanning Pan Am’s District 2 in Wells, ME
I am pleased to announce that I am now posting photos on railpictures.net. My Debuting photo is below. My profile can be found here.
Read More NCT Is Now Posting Photos on Railpictures.net
I got a tip that the privately owned New York Central passenger car “Babbling Brook” would be coming though Plattsburgh today. The car, built for NYC by the Pullman company in 1949, was one of the four observation cars built for NYC’s premier Boston-Chicago train, The New England States. The car is now owned by […]
Read More NCT Exclusive: NYC Passenger Car “Babbling Brook” in Plattsburgh, NY
Yesterday I visited the Model Train and Slot Car shop, also known as the York Village Marketplace in York, ME. The Owners, Michael and Mary Shipp, where very friendly and helpful. In the middle of the store, there is a layout with Lionel 3-rail, HO, and slot car track. The York Village Marketplace has a […]
Read More Visiting The York Village Marketplace in York, ME
The Adirondack & Lake Champlain Layout will be at Massena Model Train and Toy Show, which is September 29th and 30th. I’ll be there, and dhfan5 might make it. Come see the layout, see the show, and have fun. If you can’t make it to Massena, there always the Barre, VT show, date to be […]
Read More Come See the A&LC in Massena
I was looking at my photos, and I found EVEN MORE photos of the Adirondack & Lake Champlain. I have some video clips, but that will have to wait until after Maine…
Read More EVEN MORE Photos of the A&LC!
In this post, dhfan5 and me will show you how to use a scanner for railfanning. Step 1: Scanner components Step 2: Scanner buttons The Scanner has a lot of buttons, but the most important are the SCAN, MANUAL, and num pad. Step 3: Programming the scanner First, you need to know what frequencies you […]
Read More How to use a scanner for railfanning
When I rode on the A&A RR, I rode in an open air car. A closer examination showed the it used to be a gondola. -dhfan5
Read More converted gondola on the Arcade & Attica Railroad
I was recently in Buffalo, NY, so I did some railfanning at CSX’S Frontier yard. An Intermodal train was idling in the yard, before it departed. It was fun railfanning in Buffalo, And we may release a video soon. -dhfan5
Read More Railfanning CSX’S frontier yard