Welcome to the RRPictureArchives.NET contributor site of Franklin Campbell.
Welcome to my page! I am new to railfanning. I just started photographing trains a few months ago and it has really improved over these past months. I have grown particularly fond of the EMD SW-1. I know this is all over the place. I live in Chicago, but I visit Peoria frequently to photograph trains as well.
16, (as of September 4, 2008)
September 4, 1992
Current City and State
Favorite Railfanning City
Favorite Locomotive Manufacturer
Favorite Locomotive Model
Most photographed Railroad
Do you use a Digital Camera?
Do you use the Old School 35mm?
Do you Shoot Video?
What cameras do you use?
Panasonic Lumix TZ3, Panasonic PVGS-39
How often do you railfan?
Several Times a Week
Via Rail Canada
Pure Chicago and Northwestern
Pure Southern Pacific
Florida East Coast Rwy.
An EMD Demo
A steam locomotive in service
I see them frequently
Been to a Day out with Thomas event at a Rail Museum
2, Boone and Scenic Valley Railway in 1997 and Illinois Railway Museum in 2000
A GE Demo
U25B in revenue Service
I'm only 15
A true ALCo
A GP60M A-B-B-A set
Pure Santa Fe Unit
Pure Burlington Northern Unit
Seaboard Coast Line
Family Lines System
Louisville and Nashville
An Amtrak train over 30 cars in length
A coal train over 150 cars in length
Last time I counted it was 120
A locomotive lashup with BNSF/UP/CSX/NS/CP/CN units in the lashup
UP 1896 ('96 Olympic Unit)
UP 1996 ('96 Olympic Unit)
Have you ever.......
Hopped a Freight train
No but I would like to
Yes, from Chicago to Bloomington several times.
Gotten a cab ride
At the age of six, I got an opportunity to ride in the cab of an E8. At this age I had this Thomas the tank engine inspired hate of Diesel Locomotives. Their steamer wasn't running that day, and upset by that, I declined.
Shot video with the camera between the rails
No, but I want to
tagged a freight car
Why would you tag a freight car?
bargained for a cab ride
No, but I may soon
Operate a locomotive?
When I was younger my mother and I rode the South Shore Line to Michigan City, Indiana. They operate EMU's. At Gary the engineer let me come in and adjust the controls.
Been on the Durango and Silverton
Been on the Cumbres and Toltec
Been to Horseshoe curve
Paced a train while shooting video
Been on a steam excursion on a mainline railroad
No, but I have ridden behind several steam locomotives
skipped school to go railfanning without your parents knowing
noIf something really important was happening, like a steam excursion through Chicago, or to photograph a serious derailment
skipped school to go railfanning with your parents knowing
Taken your girlfriend railfanning
Do you work for a railroad or plan on working for a railroad?
I do want to work for a freight railway or a commuter railway that operates diesel locomotives.
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