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1000 Words: All Alone In The Dark

We were on our way home from catching the Southern Pacific Heritage Unit when my friend pointed something out to me…. Right next to a McDonald’s along Route 11 in Binghamton, NY was NYSW “Susquehanna” SD40T-2 #3014 just sitting their…. Not running or manned…. Just sitting their all alone in the dark. <<<< Last 1000

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1000 Words: Fill Er’ Up

<<<< Last 1000     Next 1000 >>>> SD70M-2 #2661 and SD40-2 #3468 taking on fuel at Taylor Yard.

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1000 Words: Faded Glory – Red, White & SOO

<<<< Last 1000     Next 1000 >>>> O. Winston Link had once remarked that the advantages of night photography is that you can control your light source and emphasize the parts of the subjects that you want…. Night photography is admittedly not my forte’, at least not yet!… But when I heard that the #6026 would […]

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1000 Words: Serenity Over The Susquehanna

<<<< Last 1000     Next 1000 >>>> The Philadelphia & Reading (a.k.a. The Reading Railroad) concrete arch bridge spanning the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, Pa. is one of the most distinguishing features of the city. Built in 1891 by the Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh Railroad and then acquired by the Reading, the bridge was reconstructed […]

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A Picture Worth 1,000 Words. Summed Up In Three

A picture worth a thousand words summed up in three…. This pretty much describes the feelings many in the railroad and railfan community feel about the current state of railroad affairs. As seen here, someone felt obliged to spell it out. <<<< Last 1000     Next 1000 >>>>

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1000 Words: All Alone On A Saturday Afternoon

<<<< Last 1000     Next 1000 >>>> Since it came off of the assembly line nearly 20 years ago, Amtrak P42DC locomotive #73 from General Electric has put in hundreds of thousands of miles across the U.S.A., transported tens of thousands of passengers and has been in the company of thousands of other locomotives. Today, […]

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1000 Words: Hiding In Plain Sight

<<<< Last 1000     Next 1000 >>>> There was a time when the town of Phillipsburg, New Jersey was served by no less than 5 railroads. The Pennsylvania Railroad, The Lehigh Valley, The Central Railraod of New Jersey, The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western and the Lehigh & Hudson River all came here and for decades […]

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1000 Words: The Way It Is And The Way It Used To Be

<<<< Last 1000    Next 1000 >>>> There was a time in America (and the world) when everything and everyone moved by rail. The Northeastern United States had (and still has) the most complex rail infrastructure of any region in North America (except maybe for Chicago). Back then, rails were everywhere and a Delaware, Lackawanna […]

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1000 Words: Why I Don’t Pursue Perfection

<<<< Last 1000    Next 1000 >>>> As much as I hate to say this, but one thing that I’ve learned about railfans is just how anal they can be…. Forget about the common trackside discourtesies, I’m talking more about the photography end. Every railroad photographer has their own style and that’s what makes us […]

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1000 Words: In The Still Of The Night

<<<< Last 1000    Next 1000 >>>> In the last half of the 1950s, O. Winston Link made history when he recorded the final days of steam on the Norfolk & Western, only then nobody knew it yet. That would take time. What characterized Link’s masterful works more than anything was his night time portraits […]

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