I had one train-watching jaunt this month, plus a few Amtrak and BNSF grabs from the Santa Fe Station platform.
For my birthday weekend, between the dinner and the birthday cake, I took some time to do some train watching.
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 the Shunga Trail and waited. At 8:35, I noticed that the ETA was now getting closer to 8:50. I gave my coworkers a heads up to say I’d be a few minutes late (ETA no later than 9:15)
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.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a train watching story on here, so I figure it was time to do so.
My last trip train-watching was a productive afternoon on the first weekend of January. The only regret was the fact that I did not realize that KU had a game that afternoon (a home loss to Texas)
After chasing the Union Pacific steam train from Neodesha to Paola on Sunday, November 17, I followed that up by catching the train twice more on Tuesday, November 19, at Linwood and Newman.
Usually, Labor Day weekend means that I’m out doing something train related. I decided this year to head out to Camden, Missouri on the Marcelline Sub.
I arrived a little before 10:00 and found that I wasn’t alone – there was another car, and two railfans wearing day-glo orange vests already there waiting on the (late, as is the norm) Amtrak 4. It didn’t take long for the action to kick up.
I’ve added my photos from March of 1996 to Flickr.
Two sets of photos from the first week of 2017.
My photos from January of 1996.