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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.

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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 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)

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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.

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Where there are snow and trains

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)

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Big Tea Kettle, Part 2

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.

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Labor Day weekend on the Marcelline Sub

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.

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March 1996

I’ve added my photos from March of 1996 to Flickr.

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Train photos from today

Two sets of photos from the first week of 2017.

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January 1996

My photos from January of 1996.