Trains are geeky cool.


  • An active railway line which you can get close to.
  • A current train schedule. You can usually find these online.


  • If available, shutter-priority mode at 1/500 or faster. This to eliminate motion blur. (maybe faster). Or if you want motion blur shutter_125, or slow if your camera allows it given light levels.


  • You can use Google maps satelitte to find a piece of railway which is easily accesible.
  • Check the train schedule so that you don't have to wait around for too long.