Real Trains

The Morristown and Erie is our local freight railroad.

This is NJ Transit's newest class of electric locomotive.  This picture was taken through the windshield of the car on a very rainy day.
While I was in Naperville I spent about 45 minutes at the train station, watching the evening rush hour of Metra commuter trains from Chicago.  In that time, I saw 5 trains come through.

This is Metra's newest type of locomotive, on a couple of months old when I took the picture.

This was the second train to stop at Naperville

This express train blasted right through the station without stopping

Model Trains

C&O 2-8-4 #2765 leads a fast freight through the morning fog

C&O 2-6-6-6 #1633 pushes a coal drag toward the summit of the Alleghenies

The basic pictures are of my models, taken on the layout of my friend Ed Sproles.  In the computer I added the sky, some extra foliage, smoke, fog, and weathering.  These pictures were entered in Model Railroader magazine's 2002 Photo Contest, but they didn't win anything.  Despite that, I'm quite proud of them.