WHIPPANY, N.J. — I love trains.
And, I love to travel.
Combining the two makes for the perfect getaway.
I’ve been known to drive several hours to visit a railroad museum, for a chance to watch some freight action on today’s rails or better yet – taking an excursion. I use my affinity for trains as an excuse for a getaway. And, it’s worked so far.
Train buffs are commonly referred to as “railfans.” And sometimes “railfanning” activities aren’t even planned — it can be as simple as seeing a train while driving down the road and stopping to watch. And of course, snapping a few pictures – or, at times, a few dozen rolls of film — is a perfect compliment to railfanning.
My interest in trains comes from my days in New Jersey. There’s no place like the Garden State for watching trains. The Northeast Corridor — need I say more?
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