BNSF Local w/ BN GP-50

Nothing like finding a new photo location!  Well, except filming a train going by ;).




New Video


Hey y’all!  Here’s a video I took today of a BNSF train crossing the 93-year-old bridge in Valley Park, Missouri.  If you want to see a still picture of the train, be sure to check out the Railside Adventures Facebook page!  Enjoy!

Wayback Wednesday: First Successful Railfan

Santa Fe and Burlington Northern units

It’s been over three years now since I’ve started this blog, can you believe it? They’ve made their presence felt, though, that’s for sure.

I decided to have a “Wayback Wednesday” today (fairly certain it’s a thing) to the first time I caught a train when I was trackside. Afterwords, it took me forever to find the footage and post it to Youtube, so it’s older than its posting date by at least a year. Anyways, the train was BNSF’s Chrysler Turn, and it was pulled by an ex-ATSF GP-38 and an ex-BN GP-38 (made it seem like the merger was just yesterday). They switched the local chemical plant and then pulled their entire train back to their starting point at Lindenwood yard. Enjoy!

Kansas City Train Video + Model Railroad Update


Here’s the Kansas City video, I hope you like it!

While I’m here, I might as well say that I’ve made a lot of progress on the HO scale model train layout.  All the benchwork except the facia has been completed and I have the track I need (except for the switches).  It’s nice to finally have something accomplished on that front!

That’s all for now, so thanks for reading and happy rails!

Kansas City Action

Hello everyone!  I recently went on a trip across the state to Kansas City and was able to do some railfanning while I was there.  One interesting catch from the trip was a pair of GP-39s from the Kansas City Terminal.  I had never heard of, let alone seen, any GP-39s before ever.   While I work on the video, I thought I’d post the pictures I took of some of the trains that passed.  Enjoy!


Summer Railfanning Part 3

Hey y’all! Here’s part 3 of my Summer Railfanning video series! I actually started filming the first part back in May, so it’s been a longer road than I anticipated. My original plan was to combine all of my summer railfanning footage into one video, but when I uploaded all the footage to the computer, I decided I might as well go with three videos (the more the merrier, right?). There were some interesting finds in the rail yard where I filmed this, so I hope you enjoy it!

P.S. Sorry it took so long to get this one posted.  To make it up to you, I went out and got another rare railfanning catch, but I won’t fully disclose what it is yet.  For now, let’s just say I saw a screaming eagle :).