Just an ordinary guy sharing my interests without drawing too much attention to myself.
An hour in the pumpkin patch
Right before Haloween, I wanted to head down to Uncle Warren’s pumpkin patch (AKA, the BNSF Southern Transcon) to catch some action. Let’s just say I was not disappointed.
I noticed the headlights of an oncoming westbound as soon as I hit the Louisiana Terrace crossing west of Ottawa. I had just enough time to park Amelia (my 2019 Subaru Impreza) and set up for the shot.
With my current SLR camera, I can copy my photos from my camera directly to my smartphone, a can upload my pictures for my fellow railfans (and anybody who is interested) to see. At 1232, I had just copied my photos to the phone, but didn’t have time to post them to social media, when a westbound “Z” rolls through on the heels of the previous intermodal. I know where my prorities lay 🙂
1244: I was able to update Instagram and Facebook with trains 1 and 2 before train 3 arrived to finish the westbound intermodal parade.
I actually got a 20 minute break to do my social media thing and listen to some Casey Kasem repeats before train 4 arrived at 1308.
Before the 4th train arrived, I swore I heard two distinct sets of train horns, so I stood ready to catch a meet.
I turns out I was right, but I would miss the good shot of the meet by a mile, but now I know to get ready for train number 5.
1317: Before I could completely update Social Media, here comes train number 6, an eastbound intermodal.
All of the above photos were taken October 26, 2019.