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Prototype Railroading

My very most favorite railroad shot. This is at MG, halfway down the mountain between Gallitzin and Altoona, Pennsylvania. It is a couple of miles before the train starts around the world famous Horseshoe Curve. This is a highly desired location for rail photographers visiting the Horseshoe Curve.

Bill Linson’s Favorite Railfanning Photos, Part 3

Starting with several thousand images, here is an additional set of my favorite photos from my many railfan trips....
Between Cresson and Gallitzin, Pennsylvania.

Bill Linson’s Favorite Railfanning Photos, Part 2

Starting with several thousand images, here are some more of my favorite photos from my many railfan trips....
Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia.

Bill Linson’s Favorite Railfanning Photos, Part 1

Starting with several thousand images, here are some of my favorite photos from my many railfan trips....
This BNSF GP38-2 is switching the Pinnacle Foods, Inc. plant in the background. A larger railroad yard, located in an industrial park, is beyond the plant, which manufactures cake mix for Duncan Hines.

Railfanning Centralia, Illinois with Bill Linson

A recent “Trains and Locomotives” video on the RFD-TV channel inspired Bill Linson to railfan Centralia, Illinois, historically an Illinois Central town, which now sees Canadian National, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, and Amtrak traffic. Bill captured blue skies and a variety of train...
Beautiful Spring Day Railfanning Pacific Missouri

Beautiful Spring Day Railfanning Pacific Missouri

Friday was such a beautiful day here - 71 degrees and not a cloud in the sky - so I ran down to Pacific, Missouri (about 6 or 7 miles west of home in Ballwin, and calls itself “Train Town USA”) and caught four trains in the span of fifty minutes....
The Railpark Train Museum

The Railpark Train Museum in the Bowling Green L&N Depot

A photo tour of the Railpark train museum in the Bowling Green, Kentucky L&N depot featuring a running model railroad, exhibits on railroad history, and a guided tour of a restored passenger train....
Denver’s Union Station, opened in 1914 and following a $54 million two-year renovation in 2012-14, retained its iconic front.

Powder River Coal Basin, Colorado and Wyoming Railfan Trip

A dozen of us, from Ohio, Kentucky, and Canada as well as Missouri, spent the last week on a rail fan trip to Colorado and Wyoming. We all met in Chicago, took Amtrak’s California Zephyr to Denver, and then rented cars to get around including the Powder River Coal Basin and Cheyenne S...
Metro East Industries Tour

Metro East Industries Tour

Members of the St. Louis Chapter National Railway Historical Society and the Gateway Division NMRA toured the locomotive repair facilities and paint shop of Metro East Industries, Inc. on Oct. 3, 2015. MEI is a family owned and operated business that repairs locomotives and freight ca...
Florida Railroad Museum

Visiting the Florida Railroad Museum

A railroad-related side trip needs to be part of any vacation. Since we were in the Tampa area, Alex and I took a morning trip to the Florida Railroad Museum. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday and operates diesel-powered train excursions on Saturdays and Sundays on six miles...
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Special Members Event: Tour of Metro East Industries, Inc.

Arrangements have been made for a tour of Metro East Industries, Inc. on Saturday, October 3, 2015, starting at 9:00 a.m. This special event is only for members of the Gateway Division NMRA and the St. Louis Chapter NRHS....
Westbound NS empty hoppers pass the Station Inn, our B&B, in the background with the red & white awnings.

Springtime Cresson Railfanning with Bill Linson

Our "gang" met last week on our annual Spring pilgrimage to the Horseshoe Curve area. Included were Ken Heyl, Allan Silverberg, Stan Swope, Jim Martin, and Bob Hoover; we met up with several other regulars at the Station Inn B&B in Cresson, PA. Had great weather six of the seven days ...
Union Pacific eastbound mixed freight. This the old Missouri Pacific line, and the same rails I've been shooting the past couple of weeks, just three or four miles east. This is at MP 28.

Railfanning Eureka in The Snow

Went to Eureka looking for snow pictures. Not much snow, and what there was, was dirty snow. Here are four shots from the trip. A good afternoon at Eureka. Enjoy....