We went on a long weekend vacation to La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Saw many trains while driving, most beyond the trees.
Here's a train crossing under I-94 a few miles east of La Crosse; my wife got this scene.
In just ten minutes, I saw all this on the BN north of La Crosse, at Brice Prairie.
The weather was nice, 40's, but a bit hazy by this frozen back water of the Black River.
|Southbound with BNSF 3-bay hoppers. There's a speck of a goose on the ice on the lower right.|
|Northbound with 2-bay frac sand hoppers|
|And it was time for us to head the other way home.|
We stopped at a pawn shop and I got the itch to get a bigger camera.
Although, this model doesn't have good reviews on the internet, and I agree with them now.
I'll show more about my testing on future web pages.
I paid $69 and that is more than what its performance is worth.
I'm glad I didn't buy a new one at a higher cost, that would be even more frustrating.
I have another 3 weeks to decide if I want to exchange it for something else, but most good used cameras cost more than $69
Of course better cameras are available, but at this price I don't cry if I break one.
The Zoom lens is 15X, the most powerful I've owned. And its still small enough to fit a coat pocket. But not a shirt pocket.
At least it cost much less than what I spent 30 years ago for just one telephoto lens for a 35mm camera.
Link back to my index page, Bruce's RailRoad Pictures
my best index page is on the TrainWeb site, as of January 2011.
This page was wrote in April, 2013.