Entries Tagged as ‘Railfanning’

Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 10:22 am

Railfanning in New Brunswick

Steve Boyko has put together a list of the top ten railfanning spots in New Brunswick. I travel to New Brunswick from time to time so I should make a note of this: some of the locations look interesting.

Monday, January 22, 2007 at 12:11 pm

A Railroad Blog Roundup

Steve Cox changes his mind, reintegrates his N-scale model railroad and railfanning blogs back into a single blog (previously). Marcel Marchon found some more rail and transit blogs a couple of weeks back. Highlights include transit blogs Transit Sleuth and Live from the Third Rail, both of which covers rail transit issues from light rail […]

Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 6:37 pm

12 Railroad Blogs

Marcel has the best blogroll, where I discover the following blogs about trains, most with a fairly specific focus: Alta Velocidad Ferroviaria is a Spanish-language blog about high-speed rail. Amtrak Tracking for My Commute Between New York City and Philadelphia‘s title is self-explanatory — it started as a way of tracking Amtrak’s on-time performance — […]

Monday, January 1, 2007 at 7:42 am

Coxy’s Railroad Blogs

Steve Cox used to have just one railroad blog; yesterday he split it in two. Coxy’s N Scale Blog focuses on his model railroading: DCC, modelling in N scale and model railroading and children are topics he’s tackled so far; Coxy’s Railroad Blog deals with the “prototype stuff” — viz., railfan photography. I don’t think […]

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 6:54 pm

Video: Challenger at Dunsmuir

A Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 Challenger — presumably UP #3985 — at Dunsmuir, California in September, 2005: Note the two auxiliary water tenders and the two large diesels running backup, including the Western Pacific heritage unit.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 9:09 am

CP Holiday Train Photos

R. Parent has a very nice set of photos of Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train in upstate New York. Previously: Holiday Train Roundup; ORHF’s Holiday Express; Daily Flickr Photo: Caltrain Holiday Train; Canadian Pacific Holiday Train; Holiday Trains.

Friday, December 15, 2006 at 11:47 am

John West: A Life Wasted Chasing Trains

John West has spent nearly five decades taking pictures of trains, and he’s posted a collection of them online. It’s a bit hard to navigate (the photos are actually spread over several discrete user pages), but there’s a lot of first-rate stuff here: recent photos of Chinese steam; Rio Grande narrow gauge in the 1960s; […]

Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 8:37 pm

More Flickr Groups

More train groups on the photo-sharing site Flickr: European Railways High Speed Rail Model Railways Model Trains Railway Stations Previously: Flickr Railfanning Groups.

Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 6:43 pm

Railway Roundabout

Railway Roundabout is an interesting blog: its main focus is on Japanese rail service (including city rail, maglev and freight; lots of stuff about Japanese passenger service), but with plenty of digressions into British railway history. It also makes use of another synonym for trainspotter, railfan, or FRN: “gricer” — which, according to the Urban […]

Monday, November 6, 2006 at 5:23 pm

Railfanning Blogs

A year ago I wrote about three railfanning blogs. What are they up to now? While the Australian Railway Blog still hasn’t posted anything since March 2005, Dogcaught, which focuses on the Pacific Northwest, is still going strong, and posting some sharp (and big!) pictures. TrainBlog covers a lot of news about passenger rail; railfan […]