Old 01-23-2006, 02:31 AM   #26
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Old 01-23-2006, 02:36 AM   #27
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Every single location on the BNSF Transcontinental mainline has my vote. There's less than 200 people in each town (except for a few). It's very quiet down there. All you can hear are the birds chirping. You can hear and see a train for miles. It's a very fun experience.
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Old 01-23-2006, 02:41 AM   #28
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Chicago may be action packed, but scenic my @$$!
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:06 AM   #29
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I've railfanned in Chicago but I really haven't photographed there before. I'd love to get some photos with the skyline in the background!
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:35 AM   #30
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I've railfanned in Chicago but I really haven't photographed there before. I'd love to get some photos with the skyline in the background!
Skyline would be nice for a few shots but there are too many rural scenic spots in the US to shoot that alot.
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:45 PM   #31
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Tehachapi Loop. Period.
Tehachapi Pass for sure, but the loop itself isn't the greatest spot on earth. Then there's Cajon Pass too.
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Old 02-06-2006, 04:16 PM   #32
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The Cajon Pass Route + Los Angles, CA terminal (I dont care for Techachpi as much), BNSF Northern Line (Sheby, MT to Seattle, WA), CPR in Alberta-British Columbia (Vancouver, BC-Calgary, AB), and CPR above Lake Superior (White River, ON-Thunder Bay, ON) are some of my favorites.

Lots of trains dosent matter to me, can always chase them! I like scenery a lot and the peacefulness of isolated spots.
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At the top of my list is the Feather River route and the Moffat Tunnel Line.
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Old 03-13-2006, 03:15 PM   #34
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Wisconsin, anyone? Granted, it's a bit boring in Milwaukee and south of there, but to get northwest is incredible! (Especially in mid-October)
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Never been to WI, but the next time my fiance's parents go there (her mother is from WI), I plan on brining my camera along and breaking away for a day or so.
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Never been to WI, but the next time my fiance's parents go there (her mother is from WI), I plan on brining my camera along and breaking away for a day or so.
Hmmmmm, spending time with future in-laws or railfanning? What ever would I choose?!?!?
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Hmmmmm, spending time with future in-laws or railfanning? What ever would I choose?!?!?
Hang out with the in-laws of course!!! Duh! *begins fitting self for noose*

Actually my future in-laws are cool as hell, but sometimes railfanning just takes priority.
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:25 AM   #38
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Yeah, I'm gonna go with Dave & recommend the Rockville Bridge. Harrisburg sees so many trains, there are numberous spots worth checking out in the area.
But I may be biased since this is where I grew up around trains.

Though it's much more touristy than it used to be, Altoona, PA is pretty cool to see. I love the Horseshoe Curve & surrounding area.
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You've not been railfanning until you've done the D&H through New York.

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I've gotta concur with Rockville Bridge and the surrounding area. This is from last year when the water was very low and I walked out into the river a few hundred feet:

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I don't know if it's to die for, but I sure like the Newport area with its numerous, well-lit curves and quiet:

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You can sit around the area and no one bothers you, you might run into some other fans to BS with, and train frequency is good. Win-win! Compared to the arrogant, ratrace area where I used to live with no freight at all, it's been nothing but good for me.

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