Third time is the charm. This was my third time coming to Button's Bluff near Buchanan, Virginia and my first time seeing a train. Here the James River makes a large horseshoe in the valley. The C... (more)
NS AC44C6M 4000 leading 13R heading south past the UVA Hospital. For late afternoon Southbounds this is the best photo location in town. The day prior i caught a very dirty 4004 also on 13R. This ... (more)
During February this year the morning Crescent (#20) is typically 2-3 hours late. While annoying for passengers this is convenient for taking photos as it now typically hits the UVA area with the ... (more)
SP power in town tied up for the day. Local power on the Rabbit was generally older power on the SP.
While at first this may seem like a typical roster shot this is not one. This engine was the first time I saw ditch lights on an engine and the only time I saw them on an UP engine in this paint s... (more)
Four P42s power today's Southwest Chief. This power is due to the large amount of mail cars on the rear of the train which was not uncommon in this time period.
Southbound Texas Eagle about to leave Corsicana. The city and Amtrak talked for some time about building a shelter or station here, however that never happened. In 1995 the Texas Eagle ceased to r... (more)
Three GP60s power an Intermodal train heading towards Houston. Tower 3 had recently shut down and would later be moved across town to a new museum.
This engine also was assigned to Galveston in 1987. Of note the original SP Double Stack cars behind engine.