They say admitting you have a problem is the first step on the path to recovery, right? Well, what if I don’t want to recover?
I made this blog to share all my train-nerd adventures and keep it out of my regular blog - lest I scare people away ;)
My means of railfanning are limited - if you don’t care for Metro-North, the New York City Subway, or the occasional Amtrak, then ride on down the rails elsewhere. If not, enjoy the ride :D
MNRR Genesis P32AC-DM Engine 202 at Waterbury, CT 12/18/11
Went back to look at those C1 coaches today. Video I shot came out terribly choppy - will have to reshoot so I can edit into something passable
Can someone explain what that weird stuttering noise is when the train pulls in to the station? It doesn’t sound healthy by any stretch of the imagination - might it be a flat wheel or something?PS I shot this in Waterbury, CT 12/18/11
I effing HATE how this came out. Between the wind and the douchey guy ruining the shot by walking through it, it annoys me.
I should have stood at the far edge of the platform, but the people down there (not the end seen in the video but the end behind me) were completely shady looking and I’ve had enough crackhead run-ins whilst railfanning in Waterbury to last a lifetime.
My first Amtrak train video. Because I’m a nerd, yo.
If the weather isn’t complete suck tomorrow, I think I’m gonna go down to the Danbury Rail Museum and take oodles of pictures. Even though I haven’t yet bought the camera I want.
If the weather isn’t le suck, expect pictures from that. Sunday might be a better option though because tomorrow (well, way later today) it’s supposed to rain. We shall see.
Here’s some random things I found buried in a picture folder with stuff from my phone. Everything with the exception of the last 2 pictures were taken outside of 30th Street station in Philly. The last 2 were taken at the Megabus herding area in New York which is right by Penn Station. - This was post Irene in August.
Before and after of a Genesis P32AC-DM laid up for the weekend in the Danbury yard outside of the Danbury Rail Museum
I have a friend who is studying abroad this semester in Austria. I guess she went to Italy and such as a side trip, and I *think* this was shot on her way there.
I have no idea what this consist is - even with all the wind noise it sounds way too windy to be electric. DMU’s maybe? Someone, please feel free to step in and enlighten me if you happen to know what these are.
This is what it looks like to pull out of a train station in Austria! I’m not really sure why I took this, but here it is, so enjoy!