Mack's (slightly less) Recent Railfan Photos
1st Half 2007
(click on each image to see a larger version -- approx 1024X768)

This guy caught us a bit by surprise, identifying himself as what he was -- weed sprayer.

Point of Rocks, MD
June 10, 2007 Eastbound manifest going onto the Old Main


Cass Scenic Railway
Cass, WV
June 9, 2007

Southbound 058 with a load of armored Humvees goes into the siding to pass 38Q

Shenandoah Junction, WV
June 2, 2007

Photos from a rather busy weekend at the railfan parking lot,
North Collier Yard,
Petersburg, VA

May 12 & 13, 2007

After a morning workout hike in the Shenandoah I headed down off the mountains to see what railroad action I could catch. Approaching Luray I received info of a Northbound 38Q and its opposite, Southbound 37Q, both headed my way.

Luray, VA
May 6, 2007


Spring is here and that means chores. We were on the roof of the station but with camera nearby so as not to miss the likes of this Northbound #227

Boyce, VA
April 28, 2007
...later, a Southbound #228 with the inactive codeline framing the shot.

Boyce, VA
Down off the roof for lunch in Berryville, VA, and to catch this Southbound 11R


After Berryville we decided to see CSX action a bit farther North at Shenandoah Junction, WV

#376 Eastbound coming through the crossover under a dark sky.


The dark skies followed us back to Boyce where I shot this Southbound #203 coming into town


36Q Northbound

#16T was coming North and I should have been ready but I wasn't. As the Main Street crossing gates came down I found myself in the wrong position with the wrong lens.

The result wasn't bad though.

The final chore for the day was to dispose of a large pile of brush. Well, we had an idea and trains cooperated as did this Northbound #204.

April 28, 2007

For this Northbound #212 I moved farther back and used a different angle and lens to "tighten" things up and capture the headlight through the operator's bay window.

We were a bit puzzled at first by how "blurred" the headlight trail was. Then it occurred to me: the heat from the flame! DUH!!!

April 29, 2007

Nifty how "serendipity" works. I knew a Southbound #213 was coming but nearly didn't bother because I hadn't thought about how to shoot it. I set my camera just in time and caught this -- I like it the best of all that night!


11R coming across the Shenandoah River bridge at Riverton, VA

April 22, 2007

37Q passing the H-56 milepost

Riverton, VA
April 22, 2007
38Q coming North with a rather nifty load

Riverton, VA
April 22, 2007
12R by the station at
Boyce, VA

April 22, 2007

214 Northbound in the last light of the day

Ashby, VA
April 22, 2007

Southbound 203 by the blooming dandelions,
Boyce, VA

April 21, 2007

A Westbound on track one coming out of Montgomery Tunnel, VA

April 14, 2007

38Q Northbound through
Stuarts Draft, VA

April 15, 2007

Snow melting off the station roof and platform adds contrast to the clear air at Point of Rocks, Maryland.

March 18, 2007

A bit contrasty and distorted by the wide angle lens, but, I like the shot.
I guess I have to play with it in Photoshop a bit.

March 18, 2007

I've never seen a flock* of Turkey Buzzards until this afternoon. While waiting on a track inspector to clear (he was causing quite a bottleneck) I noticed these black specks circling to the East. As they moved overhead my estimate was well over a hundred. Hmmmm, I guess I should've looked around for Alfred Hitchcock. ;)

*I've since learned that a "flock" of buzzards can be referred to as a "committee."  I work a short distance from the U.S. Capitol building in Washington and I can say authoritatively that that is very appropriate!
March 18, 2007
March 18, 2007


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