Frank A. Mills

Fine Art Photography


'Boxcar Tourist'


'Rods, Wheels, Drivers, Couplers'


Locomotives, Cars & Trains

Please Share


'Rods, Drivers & Wheels'
"Rods, Drivers & Wheels"

Train train train I've got a thing about trains
I get a sad kind of feeling when I see a passenger train

In this fast movin' world that we live in nobody rides 'em much these days
Maybe I'm a little sentimental cause I know that things have to change
But I'd still like to go for a train ride cause I've got a thing about trains

-Johnny Cash                                        



I can’t sing like Johnny Cash, but like Johnny Cash, I have thing about trains. I see a train and I want to hop aboard. And while it might be easier to hop on a passenger train, there is that yearning to hop a freight car, or ride in a locomotive, or when they still existed, a caboose.

Trains are in my blood. I often rode the rails between Baltimore and New York City as a very young child in my mom’s arms. I rode the train between Baltimore and Washington just for fun. I've traveled Amtrak, and rode a few tourist trains too.

I’ve been one of those fortunate few who has been privileged to ride in a moving steam an diesel locomotives, sit in a caboose, and climb over cars.

What disappoints me is that there are few pictures from my days of train riding. I wish there were. It can be said that this website is my attempt to make for that lack—Certainly, this album is.

Mouse scroll over image for image details.
Click on the magnifying glass for larger images.
Image links, if present, will take you to either a photo-story or an external link. If an external link, you will be asked if you want to proceed.
[More images to be added.]