Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay

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The railfan who got me started on rail photography--such that it is--was constantly scoffing at photographs taken from the wrong side of the train.

Obviously he was wrong.

Got any more?

I have hundreds of shots from the "wrong" side :) I would love to have all my shots in perfect light, but the silly people who designed the railroads don't understand this! Some of the spots I frequent are just not aligned to ever be in good light with a good field of view, so I wouldn't get anything if applied that criteria. If you click on any of my photos here you will got to my Flickr page, where you can select the "trains" album and peruse shots going back almost 10 years now.
Finally caught the Cabbage Car in the lead!
To the great uninitiated--specifically, me--that thing ghosting along with no engine sound would be a little spooky. Like the "Steam Locomotive" I saw on a tourist RR once. I was standing by the track expecting the warm radiated heat coming off the boiler as it passed. Instead I got the thrum of a 45-tonner disguised as the tender. Messed with my mind. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to