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7/27/2017
 
 
 
 
  Viewing the last 200 photos I selected as my favorite Pictures.
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The Friday Night Get Away
Title:  The Friday Night Get Away
Description:  The chair attendant of the end car on the Southwest Chief (Amtrak Train Number 4) looks out of the door window while the train departs the station at Fullerton California at the start of a long Memorial Day Weekend.
Photo Date:  5/28/2010  Upload Date: 6/12/2010 4:06:40 AM
Location:  Fullerton, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Night,Station,Passenger
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Views:  77   Comments: 0
See the Train, Feel the Train - Part Two
Title:  See the Train, Feel the Train - Part Two
Description:  Regardless of the possible danger(s) involved, there is nothing more thrilling than standing less than three feet away from a speeding freight train as it sails through the station at around 45 MPH on the way from Barstow California to BNSFs Watson Yard down near the harbor. West End of the Passenger Platform at Harbor Avenue, Fullerton, California.
Photo Date:  6/4/2010  Upload Date: 6/12/2010 4:11:12 AM
Location:  Fullerton, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Night,Station,Action
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Views:  110   Comments: 0
Spell Checked
Title:  Spell Checked
Description:  Train 590 en route to San Diego, California approaches the train station at Fullerton lead by engine number 457 which has been specially wrapped to commemorate a decade of Surfliner service and 25 million riders served. When the wrap job was initially unveiled, it said "25 Millon Riders" rather than "25 Million Riders."
Photo Date:  5/28/2010  Upload Date: 10/13/2009 2:33:33 AM
Location:  Fullerton, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Night,Signal,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 457(F59PHI)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
The New Cab Cars are Here, the New Cab Cars are Here!
Title:  The New Cab Cars are Here, the New Cab Cars are Here!
Description:  Metrolink brought one of their new cab cars out for National Train Day at the station in San Bernardino California. Here it is being moved back to the Metrolink yard for the night.
Photo Date:  5/8/2010  Upload Date: 6/12/2010 3:55:39 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  RollingStock,Night,Station,Passenger
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Views:  192   Comments: 0
Bathed in an Emerald Light
Title:  Bathed in an Emerald Light
Description:  Officially opened on July 15, 1918, and built in the Mission Revival Style to replace the original wooden structure that was destroyed by a fire on November 16, 1916, the station in San Bernardino California was at the time, the largest railway station West of the Mississippi River. Here the security guard watches over the few remaining guests that have gathered on a warm Spring evening to look at AT&SF #3751 that is parked on the pavement off to the right.
Photo Date:  5/8/2010  Upload Date: 6/12/2010 3:53:36 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Night,Station,Passenger
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Views:  96   Comments: 0
It Dont Look Like a Blue Flag
Title:  It Dont Look Like a Blue Flag
Description:  BNSF 7214 sits in front of the former AT&SF railway depot in San Bernardino for National Train Day. The sign is referred to as a "Blue Flag" and is placed on on the track, or the engine, or car that is the subject of the flag. A blue flag keeps the item, or train from moving and can only be removed by the person, or a person from the craft that placed it. Once someone places a blue flag on the track, it is quite safe to stand on it since nothing is going to move on that track until the flag is removed. Blue flags can also be hung on the side of the train, stuck in the coupler, or a blue light or lantern may also be used. -Craft is a rail term referring to the department that a person belongs to, whether it be the car fixers (car dept.) or the track workers (MOW) or the train crews and yard people (TE&Y).
Photo Date:  5/8/2010  Upload Date: 6/12/2010 3:59:47 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Night,Station
Locomotives:  BNSF 7214(ES44DC)
Views:  201   Comments: 2
Stop Taking Pictures in the Name of the Law!
Title:  Stop Taking Pictures in the Name of the Law!
Description:  I guess I am in the minority with regard to trackside contacts with LEOs regarding the photography of rolling assets belonging to the railroads and their facilities. While I have been doing this for a while now in a number of places around California, today was the first time that I have ever been approached by a member of the law enforcement community specifically regarding my action(s) of standing on a platform snapping pictures of trains. It seems that Amtraks recent revamping of their system wide photo policy has placed their peace officers in quite the quandary, because while they obviously dont like having their pictures taken, there is really not a whole they can do about it when you are a ticket holding passenger in an area open to the riding public and not interfering with the loading, unloading, or operation of an Amtrak train. In this instance, it was my intent to capture an image of the Red Cap cart coming up the tunnel to the platform, however when the officer chose to face me and commence making gestures with his hand, he unwittingly became the subject of the photo. He was a nice guy about the whole thing though, so I will not be sending off a letter to the Director of Amtrak in Washington D.C. about this experience. Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal (LAUPT) (February 23, 2010)
Photo Date:  2/23/2010  Upload Date: 2/25/2010 2:23:03 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  AMTK 459(F59PHI)
Views:  289   Comments: 8
Long live the Sanfa Fe!
Title:  Long live the Sanfa Fe!
Description:  A pair of former AT&SF SD60Ms in Warbonnet paint switch tank cars at a foam plant on the Kimberly Industrial Lead in Fullerton. It took a lot of self disciplinary to not photo shop off the few BNSF markings that are on these units. #149 looks pretty good as it sits, and a little cloning on the "B" end of #104 with a swipe under the window would have just about done it.
Photo Date:  2/8/2010  Upload Date: 2/19/2010 2:34:49 AM
Location:  Fullerton, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Track,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 149(GP60M)
Views:  1601   Comments: 32


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