Hotel Coolidge

Hotel Coolidge a Railway Hotel

If your travels ever take you to the Green Mountain state you should visit the Hotel Coolidge built in the 1800’s in downtown White River Junction, Vermont. White River Junction is located near the junction of Interstate 91 and 89 in the central eastern part of the state. These two interstates isn’t how the town […]

Breaking News | Media Give Railroads Instant Black Eye

Breaking News | Media Give Railroads Instant Black Eye

Over the last few months Amtrak’s been making headlines for all the wrong reasons with the Cascades derailment in Washington State (December 2017), Train vs trash truck in Virginia (January 2018), and now the head on derailment in South Carolina (February 2018). I was able to follow each of these incidents. There is one common […]

Stand Behind the Yellow Line

Railfanning in the Winter

Living in the northeast my whole life the winters can sometimes make it challenging to railfan. I thought it would be cool to come up with some alternatives to braving the cold winter weather. Nothing beats being outdoors seeing the trains pass you only feet away but sometimes it’s just too cold. Here are a […]

Clinton Railroad Tunnel

Exploring Clinton (MA) Railroad Tunnel

Since I launched the Forgotten Railroads blog series, I’ve been on the lookout for abandoned railroad related places and landmarks. A while back I learned about the abandoned Clinton Massachusetts Railroad Tunnel. Clinton is located in central Massachusetts just south of Worcester. The tunnel is located near the Wachusett Dam. The 1,100 foot tunnel saw […]

Railfanning Gallitzin, PA

Chasing Norfolk Southern 2017

This is my second trip to the Altoona area. So I thought it would be fun if I could get one of the twenty Norfolk Southern Heritage Units. So I downloaded the app. I started to check the app every so often to see if anything would be passing through Keystone Corridor over the […]

Railfanning Cassandra

Railfanning Cassandra, PA

Cassandra Railroad Overlook Most of the railfanning parks are in or near a downtowns, this park is at the end of dead end residential street. There is a small parking lot with a footbridge going across the three main line tracks the bridge takes railfans over to a park that has some benches and picnic […]

Railfanning Cresson, PA

Cresson Railroad Observation Platform This location is near the heart of Cresson. The platform gives you great views of trains going both east and westbound. I would highly recommend another spot across the street from The Station Inn, this location puts you at track level. There is a tunnel that goes under the tracks which […]

Railfanning Gallitzin, PA

Gallitzin, PA is located just west of the Horseshoe Curve. There is a railfanning spot located in downtown with a park overlooking the west portals of the Gallitzin & Allegheny Tunnels. Gallitzin Tunnel is also known as the “Summit” Tunnel it is 3,612 feet long, it was built in 1904 and closed in 1995. Allegheny […]

Railfanning Altoona

Railfanning Altoona, PA

Most people visiting the Altoona area it is for the the Horseshoe Curve, but there are so many other great location in and around Altoona for railfanning. In this blog series we will share some of the best railfanning locations in and around Altoona on the Keystone Corridor. Altoona, Pennsylvania A great location for watching […]