Unconventional Railfanning vehicles?

HemiAdda2d Oct 18, 2007

  1. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    And it will pass anything... bar a tree! ;)
     
  2. RRfan

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    ever try a skateboard? they are hard to use walt trying to catch a train especially wen it is very clost to the crossing your heading for
    yea its very hard
     
  3. friscobob

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    When I lived in Illinois in 1971-1972, I rode my bike from the housing development east of Channahon on the I55/US6 interchange to the Rock Island main line a mile north. I also rode it 5 miles into Joliet to Union Station to catch Santa Fe and Rock Island action. Not too shabby for a 14-year-old kid. The bike- it had 20-inch tires (slicks), a banana seat, and butterfly handlebars.

    And of course, I'm the guy who chased UP's 3985 over Sherman Hill from Cheyenne to Laramie while still wearing the scrubs I worked in, just getting off the night shift...... :rolleyes:
     
  4. SteamDonkey74

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    I do a fair amount of railfanning from the city bus that goes by BNSF's NW Portland yard.
     
  5. RRfan

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    i do alot of railfanning on my bike
    i put ALOT of miles on my bike
    if i had a mile counter on my bike scince the day i got it it would be somewhere around 900 miles because i take my bide all over town all day
     
  6. Grey One

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    I should have been - on - this train to get to work on time. :: Rolls Eyes :: Bosses just don't understand. Sheesh! Ya know, it was a beautiful fall day and I decided to walk so that adds my shoes to the list.
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  7. HowardBiby

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    I use my boat to get to the bridge where the Sunset Limited went into Bayou Canot. This is a very special, secluded place and can only be reached by boat.
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  8. HowardBiby

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    Thats my KTM 640 Duke on the left. It can REALLY chase and catch a train!

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  10. Doug A.

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    This was taken from the top level of a TRE Bombardier coach in downtown Dallas. I thought the pic turned out pretty good considering (a) through the window (b) of a moving train, and (c) on an overcast day.

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  11. EL03440

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    Hey Dan,

    I'll see ya at Railfest 2009 along with Kris and JB, Russ and Ryan....

    John C~
     
  12. UP1996

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    Most of my railfanning is by motorcycle.
     
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  13. Jolly

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    I Konw a guy that owns an air plane and is a railfan too, but I have not been flying with him, but you can see some of his work here : http://www.aeroimage.com/

    I have been out on My Yamaha Rhino shotting video and pics, been thinking of taking it more places along the rails to get into some of the hard to get to places.
     
  14. CHARGER

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  15. Southern RR

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    my little train chaser

    I have chased trains in small plains. It is great to see the whole train at on time snaking down the rails. I am grounded now so I have to do the best that I can some times it is on my bicycle or in a car.
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    This train is delivering some rails to replace the old ones. The guys on the ribbing train are supposed to watch the rails not me, or the F430, w/F1 Trans.

    When I pulled up one of the supervisor ask if he could drive the Ferrari. I told him yes if I could drive the Locomotive. He declined.

    John
     

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  16. MRL

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    NICE!!!:thumbs_up::tb-ooh::thumbs_up:
     
  17. HemiAdda2d

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    That's one vehicle that can keep up with the Acela Express! Very nice!
     
  18. wurlitzer153

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    How about a steam tractor?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlwbEpSI2ec

    This show is also next to the Wheeling & Lake Erie. Near the beginning of this video you can hear a W&LE coal train blowing for a distant crossing. I try zooming in on it at 3:30.

    The fairgrounds at Wellington, Ohio are completely surrounded by track. On one side is the Big Four, now a very busy CSX line. It crosses the WandLE at the far end of the fairgrounds. On the near side is a connection track.
     
  19. Metro Red Line

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    Appropriate; since prototype trains look like N scale when seen from a small plane :)
     
  20. Flashwave

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    Necrothread!

    Sortof on topic, When I retire (And considering I've just graduated a few months ago, I've got some time) I've thougt about getting ahold of an older trackmobile (which by then might be today's model) and taking it places. It;s hardly got the speed or fuel mileage to railfan with, but for a lark, it'd be useable at museums, and I might be able to go to those speeder trips and not have to deal with a lowboy trailer. Drive on, drive off. And it's more uniquie than just a hirailer truck.
     

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