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Trains Photo Contest 2018 Winners: Hometown Railroad

By | November 7, 2018

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Runner-up: Before I was of driving age, I railfanned Tacoma, Wash., using my father’s small boat: buzzing up and down the Tacoma Narrows and other waterways, gathering knowledge of photography and railroad operations. After getting my license, I continued to photograph trains from the water. From my boat, May 5, 2013, in Tacoma, beachgoers watch Amtrak Cascades train 509 as it passes by, heading south to Portland. Photo by Dale Skyllingstad

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Nineteenth-century American poet, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. wrote, “Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” Thank you for sharing your hearts with us. We received 331 images of hometown railroading from 141 photographers for the 2018 Trains Photo Contest. Presented here are the eight winners.

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