How often do you railfan?

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Post by B&MYoshi » Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:47 am

I fan my local MBTA stop pretty often, but there is no freight traffic there. The only chance I really get to do freightfanning is our annual fall foliage trip to central mass and the Berkshire. But, word is, we might start doing it in the Spring too!

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Post by CN9634 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:20 pm

not as often as I used to :(

Christian S.

Post by Christian S. » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:38 pm

Once or twice a month. :-)


Post by NYSW13000 » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:57 am

Summer-2-3 times a week
School- 2-3 times a week

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Post by CNJGeep » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:03 pm

CNJGeep wrote:Summer-1-7 days
School year 0-1 dyas a week..when I'm not obsessing over Emily or doing homework
"I'll keep moving through the dark, with you in my heart, my blood brother." RIP D.C.

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Post by amoreho1 » Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:35 pm

most every time i hear the horn blowing


Post by stevo » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:04 am

on wednesday: spent most of the day at the seashore trolley museum
came home and played with HO and O trains
heard a train going by the end of the street, so i watch it
keep playing with O trains

that's not a normal day for me. the line at the end of my street isn't very busy, only a train every few days. when i visit my grandparents in new york, i watch trains as often as i can though.

Guilford Guy

Post by Guilford Guy » Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:55 am

whenever parents care to take me
if tehy dont Ill just take teh bus down to the stop and ride a train to a place with freight


Post by stevo » Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:30 am

you're lucky. even if you don't live next to the tracks, you have busses that can take you to a passenger railroad station. my best bet is hoping a train will go by sometime durin the day

well, in a few years, the T will be in nashua.

trevor macpherson

Post by trevor macpherson » Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:02 am

Summer 1-7 days
School year-when ever possible

ughhh school!!!.... :-)


Post by stevo » Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:56 pm

last week i went to long island.

on the way down: 1 hour each in worcestor, new london, and new haven. when i get there, 2 hours at mineola.

next day: 1 more hour at mineola

next day: nothing.

next day: watch evening rush hour, ride the train to oyster bay and back.

next day: go into the city and ride the subway all day.

then i came home with no railfanning stops.

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Post by Conrail1990 » Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:47 pm

Man it is very hard for me to go railfanning between school, work and family. :( But there is an upside. My grandmother has a Norfolk Southern line that goes through her back yard. :-D


Post by stevo » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:43 pm


i want a railroad line that goes through my backyard!


Post by alex45 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:33 pm

2 or 3 times a month. Usually on the weekends since the closest place I can do it is a 1/2 hour away.


Post by alex45 » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:37 am

alex45 wrote:2 or 3 times a month. Usually on the weekends since the closest place I can do it is a 1/2 hour away.
Make that every Friday now!

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