Frank A. Mills

Railroad Photo Stories


Railroad Photographer

I have a love affair with anything that runs on tracks. I can't even remember when it started. Truthfully, I think it is in my genes....
January 1, 2020

S.P Wood-Sheaved Boxcar

A Boxcar Tourist

When I was about thirteen I entered the world of "boxcar tourism ...."
This is the story I tell with the introduction to my my Boxcar Tourist (railroad) photography page[Read about my introduction into Boxcar Tourism.]

The Trackside Photographer
Photo-Essays

December 19, 2019

The Crossing

The Village of Make Believe

A different sort of railroad story here. It is about a make believe village that has roots all the way back to the late 1890s— a tradition that is now seven generations strong. [You can see more pictures of the Village of Make Believe here. Please note the site is being reconstructed and update.]

July 18, 2019

Amtrak Station
Taylor, Texas

Railroad Town: Taylor, Texas

At the intersection of the International & Great Northern and the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroads and the largest inland cotton producer in the country, Taylor, Texas was once a major railroad town.

July 18, 2019

Dabbs Hotel
Llano, Texas

The Drummer

The railroad hotels of the Austin & Northwestern Railroad as seen through the eyes of a drummer. Plus information on the hotels: The Antlers Hotel & Camp Pajama (Kingsland, Texas, railroad owned), The Dabbs (Llano, Texas, privately owned)and the Depot Hotel (Austin, Texas, privately owned

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