Riding The Rails

I love trains, I always have. I don’t know what it is about them, but when I see a train passing through town I can’t help but stop what I am doing to watch it go by. Along with my love for watching trains, I also enjoy working on model railroads. Thanks to my father I have a rather large assortment of trains and accessories that I enjoy working with my kids on the weekends.

Our oldest son was born with the same passion for trains and has a couple model railroads of his own. While working on the family genealogy I found out that two of my grandfathers and one great-grandfather all worked for the railroad in their day. I guess you could say the love of trains is in our genes.

I guess it is only natural that I might start taking videos of trains as they passed through our town.

This is my first video of a Norfolk Southern train heading west through our town. It was taken with the Canon PowerShot SD1000 that I purchased last year.

My second video shows another train heading east, that was taken today with my brand new Kodak Zi6 Pocket Video Camera. This one’s moving a lot faster than the first one, and I barely had time to pull out the camera before the train passed us.

I hope to get more videos (maybe not so close the next time) of trains when they pass through town. I wonder if I can talk the wife into going to Chattanooga and riding the Incline Railway again? She didn’t enjoy it so much the first time.

(Make sure you watch the videos in HD whenever possible)