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This site archives every photo and video I have taken of trains and related railroad paraphernalia since I was introduced to the hobby on the fundamental philosophy that I do not have the right to choose what you consider to be a good shot of a train; what one person considers a bad or useless picture may be exactly what someone else is looking for. Please enjoy your stay and please refrain from mirroring or mass-saving the content of this web site. I hope you enjoy browsing these photos and videos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
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January 17th, 2020
We completed our 21-state tour of the US and returned to Canada, catching the Delaware-Lackawanna switching at Steamtown in Scranton and a northbound NYSW at Onativia Road near Lafayette, New York.
January 16th, 2020
Working our way up the I-81, we happened upon a slow Winchester & Western northbound approaching Clear Brook, Virginia, right on the border with West Virginia, and caught it at the next exit -- 10 minutes later.
January 15th, 2020
Working northward, we stopped for gas and trains in Florence, South Carolina. The Amtrak station agent politely declined our request to shoot from the platform so we made do with looking through the fence.
January 14th, 2020
Our trip nearly over, we got off the ship in Miami and wandered north to Jacksonville, stopping only once for a train at West Palm Beach.
January 13th, 2020
Like many cruise ship operators, Disney owns a private island in the Bahamas called Disney Castaway Cay, which offers some great views of the ship we are riding if you don't mind not seeing the bow.
January 12th, 2020
Our second port of call was Nassau in the Bahamas. Not too many trains, but being an island nation, there is plenty of shipping to go around.
January 11th, 2020
Our first port of call was Key West, which is famous for once having been the end of the Florida East Coast's sea route, destroyed by a hurricane in the 1930s. In honour of this history, there are local tourist road trains in large numbers floating around the downtown.
January 10th, 2020
At sea on the Disney Magic, we passed a fair amount of other shipping.
January 9th, 2020
We explored Miami before boarding the Disney Magic for a five day cruise.
January 8th, 2020
Traveling from Orlando to Miami, we stopped at Port Salerno to see the spot where I started watching trains (unsuccessfully) up close as a kid. This time, we did catch one northbound.
January 7th, 2020
January 6th, 2020
We traveled out to Port Canaveral to board the Disney Dream for a tour and caught one at Titusville on the return to our hotel.
January 5th, 2020
January 4th, 2020
A light train day as we headed south, stopping only briefly to shoot the parked power of the Florida Northern.
January 3rd, 2020
We started the day at Pascagoula, Mississippi, catching a single CSX out the window of the hotel in torrential rain before going off to explore, and quickly find, the Mississippi Export Rail. We were lucky enough to catch it on the causeway near the company's shops in Moss Point before proceeding on to the port city of Mobile Alabama to check out another shortline, the Alabama Export, where we found two G&W units switching and a single pre-G&W painted unit elusively switching in a spot we simply couldn't shoot.