• Four in a row

    The BNSF Emporia Subdivision can be a busy place, but this afternoon At Ridgeton, I managed to catch four trains with only a few minutes between them.

  • July 2022

    July 2022 in Pictures

    I had one train-watching jaunt this month, plus a few Amtrak and BNSF grabs from the Santa Fe Station platform.

  • It’s my party, I’ll shoot as many trains as I want to

    It’s my party, I’ll shoot as many trains as I want to

    For my birthday weekend, between the dinner and the birthday cake, I took some time to do some train watching.

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    Saw a train… just not the one I expected

    This morning, I checked the Amtrak status map and noticed that the Southwest Chief was running quite late and would be in Topeka around 8:40. Based on that, I decided to try and catch the train before I went in to work (I currently work in Topeka) I made it to a good spot along…

  • Golden light on a Saturday

    Golden light on a Saturday

    There’s been a lot going on in my life. I’ve been better at sharing my story on social media as opposed to keeping this website ‘fresh.’ This past Saturday, I managed to get out early and catch some trains at Edgerton City Park.

  • Labor Day weekend railfanning

    Labor Day weekend railfanning

    For me, Labor Day weekend would not be one without me going out and taking pictures of something railroad related. This year, I decided to head out to Camden, Missouri on the joint BNSF Marceline Sub and Norfolk Southern Kansas City District. I was last here on Labor Day weekend in 2018.

  • Makin’ my way to Newton

    Makin’ my way to Newton

    Following up from my trip to Wedel Acres a couple of weeks ago… after leaving Wedel Acres, I pointed my Subaru west on US 50 and headed toward Newton. While in Newton, I went browsing through the local antique dealerships (mask on, of course). The first one happened to be trackside, and just as I…

  • Saturday Morning at Wedel Acres

    Saturday Morning at Wedel Acres

    This past weekend, after seeing pictures and discussion on Facebook about Wedel Acres in Peabody, I finally decided to check it out. Peabody is located just northeast of Newton in Marion County just off of US 50. It is also where the BNSF La Junta Sub crosses the UP [née Rock Island] Lost Springs Sub. A…

  • A new view of an old train-watching site

    A new view of an old train-watching site

    Although “Outdoor recreational activity” was allowed here in Kansas under the state’s “Stay at Home” order, I didn’t really feel a reason to get out of the house until last Saturday, when I headed out to Pomona to check out an old spot that has changed quite a bit since the last time I was…

  • Topeka Sub Antics

    Topeka Sub Antics

    I woke up on a Sunday Morning and got wind that BNSF was running eastbound trains through Lawrence on the Topeka Sub.