I have driven 2/3 the way across USA in motorhome, thousands of miles in the jeep, flown in airplanes from Corpus Christi through Dallas to Sacramento and back. Not one train pic. My main excuse is that most of the time I was driving when the big trains passed by but really it hasn't been a focus.
Until we reached Houston which was the major reason to visit the area, well, possible birds along the beach areas, but you already knew that.
|Morning Fog at Bolivar Ferry Terminal|
|UP Hump yard|
|Mainline North South. This train headed south|
Next step was a model railroad where we spent the afternoon running tiny trains. Gordon Briggs has built a beautiful model of the old ATSF, or Santa Fe line between Los Angeles and Chicago. His era is 1953 where the passenger train was king and trucks and airplanes were still mostly localized. His scenery is very close model to the real thing in northern Arizona and Midwest. I spent the afternoon running trains in his Winslow, Arizona yard while mainline trains zoomed by. What fun. Below are a couple photos I shot with iPhone and here is a link to a 4 minute video I posted on You Tube
Long day but fun. Got my railroad fix for the trip.
|Santa Fe Freights|
|El Capitan Eastbound across Arizona|