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Thank you for viewing my photos. In my travels, I have taken many photographs of trains wherever I go. I have dropped my negotiations with a publisher about doing a series of railfan guides that will be called North American Rails and have decided to embrace new technology and release my own work in a down-loadable version on most e-readers , or on a disc you can load into your computer as an ebook. The first volume is called Volume 1 "The BNSF Seligman Subdivision Across Arizona" and has been released as of November 2012. In its 181 pages I include over 44,000 words in text accompanied by 196 photos and 21 diagrams to explain to you not only exactly where to go to get a great picture but also what time of day is best for that particular angle and what season is better for the proper sun angle. You can go to my website at www.northamericanrails.com and click on the "Purchasing ebooks and Photos" site page for more information on how to purchase my ebook for $29.95. In September of 2013 the second volume on Cajon Pass will be released with the following third volume on Tehachapi Pass released again in September of 2014, and I will follow that with a guide on the Powder River Basin and Crawford Hill. Future volumes will be released on an annual basis on many other exciting locations. All are invited to visit my website (it's free), and review the other pictures and tips that I also have there.

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awesome Randy! Check out my new post, Light in the Canyon. I love these trains and hate to think of the Pilot Fire burning the summit up.

Wonderful pictures of trains, congratulations on beautiful images, L+F, greetings and great week. Marcos ACF-Brazil

Beautiful pic! How fast do the Amtrak and freights go around that bend it looks pretty sharp?

Nice Catch Randy, Liked..

Thank you for your reply. I have emailed.

someday we'll wish these trains were still available for transportation. but we have to park the cars first

Another nice BNSF pic.


Great spot for pictures of this very interesting and scenic area.

Greetings from Phoenix


Thank you but that was pure luck. I was there getting an updated photo of uphill action to be used as the cover photo for Volume 2 Cajon Pass of my North American Rails series of Railfan Guides, when the downhill train past the uphill train at the exact right place. You can easily get meets while you are in Cajon Pass and at times get photos of trains as they "race" through on parallel tracks because...well...shucks, there are an average of over 90 trains a day so it is easy to get multiple trains in one photo. Its just really nice when they place themselves that perfectly. BTW, I've even gotten several different photos on separate trips of three tracks occupied at a location closer to the summit, but, (with the addition of the third mainline), I have yet to get a photo with all four tracks occupied with a train. Maybe some day. Drop by my website at www.northamericanrails.com for more railroad photos. Thanks again for the kind comment.

Randy, this car is for cement.

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