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Here's some from our trip to Seattle in July 2019. We used the Sound Transit Link trains to get around the Seattle area. These were great and very reasonable.

Sorry, iPhone photos, not M43.

At the University of Washington Husky Stadium station, the track was far underground because the tunnel goes under a canal. We had to use a couple of long escalators to get down.
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On the platform.
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The interior.
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On the same Seattle trip, we used Amtrak to go from Seattle to Vancouver, WA. We didn't rent a car for this trip, depending on public transportation and a few rides. Shot with iPhone.

At the beautifully restored King St. Amtrak station in downtown Seattle waiting for our train to Vancouver.
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Our return train to Seattle arriving at the Vancouver station.
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Inside the very comfortable Amtrak car. There was a galley car where we could get some Ivar's clam chowder. Yum. My nephew and son.
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Our friendly and pretty conductor bidding us goodbye.
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Some photos from our trip to Japan in 2013. Mostly shot with iPhone, although I also had my first M43 camera, an EM5 w/12-50. (The Olympus weather sealing proved its worth because many days were very rainy, and it didn't stop me from taking the camera out.)

I can't praise the Japanese rail and public transportation system enough. Wonderfully run, frequent trains, on-time performance, clean, and safe. The intracity trains were very reasonable too. The Shinkansen are more expensive, but having a JR Railpass makes a huge difference. You can just show them your rail pass and you don't have to have tickets. We got tickets for reserved seats.

Our Shinkansen arriving.
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Waiting on the Shinkansen platform. Note the ekiben (train bento/box lunch) store at the right. We had heard that ekiben were a thing to do on the train and looked forward to doing that. We didn't know you were supposed to buy your ekiben BEFORE you boarded the train. We thought they sold ekiben from carts on the train. Wrong, the attendants with the carts just sold drinks and snacks.
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However, when we asked the attendant about ekiben, she was kind enough to call ahead and order some for us which she picked up at the next station. We gratefully thanked and reimbursed her for the ekiben, then tucked in. What surprised me was that so few other passengers (almost all Japanese) did not eat on the train. We thought it was a tradition, and felt a little self-conscious. I thought, why sell ekiben if you're not supposed to eat on the train? Heck, we ate anyway. We were hungry. :)
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It was fairly easy to get around in the train stations. Signs alternated between Japanese and English. After an initial adjustment to learn the system, we had few problems finding our platforms. Except in the cases where there was construction (rather commonly) and we had to find temporary signs showing us which way to go. But, we managed fine.
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The cars on the Shinkansen were roomy and there were racks for luggage. We used carry-on rollers and backpacks because we knew that we'd have to lug our own stuff and space was limited. Worked out fine. We saw Japanese travelers, especially women, rolling around huge suitcases. I guess they need space for their very fashionable wear or for souvenirs (omiyage). Omiyage are the little gifts you bring or buy to give to relatives or friends. Kinda traditional with us. We couldn't buy a lot of omiyage until we got to Okinawa the week after, where we stayed in a hotel for a week and could pack a box full to put in luggage. :)
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Legroom was ample. Enough space to place our backpacks in front of us.
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Dylan checking out a commuter train going by at Arashiyama, Kyoto.
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Typical car on an intracity train.
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On another commuter train. My sister was so happy that she could reach the hangers.
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Maybe a bit of an odd railway photo :rolleyes:
But here we see a train passing a signal in the dark.
The photo was taken yesterday evening after a lot of attempts.
There kept comming cars between me and railway/signal :mad:

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Soon after the new year started, it started to snow. Which is not only rather rare for this region, but has been rare in Germany in the last few years. After getting home from work, I used the last one and a half hour of light for a walk and captured a ready for departure RE7 service. Snow has already turned into slight rain.
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Snow removal anyone? This was pushed along by a locomotive. Someone had to ride in this death trap that was unpowered, save some air tanks to control the center and side plow elevations and a whistle to notify the engineer. Uh...not me, thanks...

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Diesel train crossing the Barmouth Bridge, on the Cambrian Line across the estuary of the Afon Mawddach.
It's a Grade II* listed single-track wooden railway viaduct and at 820 metres, it is the longest timber viaduct in Wales.
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I hope you all appreciate that I outpaced the train on my bicycle along the bridge to get this shot for you!
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Just discovered this delightful thread. Last year the Union Pacific toured its rebuilt Big Boy 4014 locomotive around the American West. This from the UP website:

"Twenty-five Big Boys were built exclusively for Union Pacific Railroad, the first of which was delivered in 1941. The locomotives were 132 feet long and weighed 1.2 million pounds.
Big Boy No. 4014 was delivered to Union Pacific in December 1941. The locomotive was retired in December 1961, having traveled 1,031,205 miles in its 20 years in service. Union Pacific reacquired No. 4014 from the RailGiants Museum in Pomona, California, in 2013, to begin a multi-year restoration process. It returned to service in May 2019."

I went to Luling, Texas, to see Big Boy when it came through in November, 2019. Here are some of my photos.

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Just discovered this delightful thread. Last year the Union Pacific toured its rebuilt Big Boy 4014 locomotive around the American West. This from the UP website:

"Twenty-five Big Boys were built exclusively for Union Pacific Railroad, the first of which was delivered in 1941. The locomotives were 132 feet long and weighed 1.2 million pounds.
Big Boy No. 4014 was delivered to Union Pacific in December 1941. The locomotive was retired in December 1961, having traveled 1,031,205 miles in its 20 years in service. Union Pacific reacquired No. 4014 from the RailGiants Museum in Pomona, California, in 2013, to begin a multi-year restoration process. It returned to service in May 2019."

I went to Luling, Texas, to see Big Boy when it came through in November, 2019. Here are some of my photos.

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I saw it in October of 2019, sadly it went by at 60 mph. https://www.mu-43.com/threads/trains-all-aboard-post-your-railroad-photos.26342/page-59#post-1325098
 
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An ICE 2 trainset is waiting for the next assignment in a cold, wind winter night, giving the "ICE" term a different meaning.
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Just discovered this delightful thread. Last year the Union Pacific toured its rebuilt Big Boy 4014 locomotive around the American West.
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I went to Luling, Texas, to see Big Boy when it came through in November, 2019. Here are some of my photos.

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Just for fun I enhanced this photo in Photoshop. It turned out so well I entered it in the "Creative" category in our Photography Club's annual competition last year and won 2nd place in that category.
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Scrolling through one of my old folders to locate some photos for the CCD image thread, I came across this one from way back in 2003.
It's one of the Great Little Trains of Wales and this is on the Fairbourne Railway on the mid-Wales coast.
You can just see the Barmouth Bridge in the background, which was in my previous post upthread.
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Edit:
Just found another shot (from 2012) on the same line.
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