This blog has been a tad quiet this week, mostly because of family things. Yesterday was a full day with my railfan. We went to one of his favorite local spots for train viewing: the Rosenberg Railroad Museum.
The museum backs up to three train tracks and sees lots of train action during a given day.
The best viewing spot (according to my railfan) is the ramp of the museum's caboose exhibit. It's a real caboose that was made in 1972, the same year I was born. That makes it about 29 years old, right?
This railfan is a pro. He has a scanner programmed with radio frequencies so he knows when trains are coming. Then he shoots video of them for his YouTube channel, where he has made connections with other railfans.
Talk about serious, this railfan even wears the company clothing. BNSF needs to hire this kid.
While the railfan filmed outside, I sat in the air-conditioned caboose with my iPad and book. It's like it was made for the parents who play taxi to their railfans.
The final tally was eight trains and eight train videos. The railfan considers this a success. What I find even more of a success is that he has a passion and is actively pursuing it. We should all take a page from the railfan.