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J.R. Valderas's Collection
 
8/23/2017
 
 
 
 
Welcome to J.R. Valderas's Railroad Picture Archives!

Front Page Pic Welcome to the RRPictureArchives.NET contributor site of J.R. Valderas.  

I am a professional photojournalist who has been documenting railroad scenes in the states of Michigan, Indiana and Illinois for over a decade. I have been a frequent contributor to the railroad magazines of TRAINS and CTC Board (now Railroads Illustrated) over the years. I am the former Editor for the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers' news publication The Michigan Passenger; a publication reporting on passenger rail operations (Amtrak, excursions, stations, etc.) in the state of Michigan.

Not all of my photo work posted here is just of Amtrak or passenger rail related trains. I also enjoy photographing the freight railroads of CSX, Norfolk Southern, BNSF, Union Pacific and many more too. Majority of my photos posted here are of trains passing through the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, northern Indiana and the suburbs of Chicago.

I hope you enjoy viewing my photos as much as I have enjoyed taking them. Please feel free to comment on my work. They are always appreciated!



You may browse my collection of pictures via the menu located on the left hand side of the page.  I hope you enjoy the collection and thanks for stopping by!

 
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Site Stats
Photos: 1,273
Locomotives:  521
Rolling Stock:  83
Locations:  92
What's New?
New Photo Albums
July 30, 2011
   -Added 12/7/2011 11:28:40 PM
June 18, 2011
   -Added 9/4/2011 4:01:23 PM
May 2011
   -Added 8/24/2011 10:25:52 PM
April 2011
   -Added 8/9/2011 6:36:06 PM
November 2010 - March 2011
   -Added 8/8/2011 9:52:16 PM
October 2010
   -Added 11/7/2010 1:00:30 AM
September 2010
   -Added 9/26/2010 8:15:19 PM
Michigan Northern Arrow
   -Added 9/8/2010 4:51:08 PM
Amtrak trains 356/357
   -Added 9/4/2010 1:51:37 PM
West Michigan NRHS
   -Added 8/20/2010 12:46:32 AM
August 2010
   -Added 8/8/2010 7:07:32 PM
Clinton Northern Railway
   -Added 8/3/2010 2:35:18 AM
CB&Q Silver Splendor
   -Added 8/3/2010 2:26:51 AM
Chasing X500 on CSX
   -Added 8/1/2010 8:23:15 PM
Griffith, Indiana - July 3, 2010
   -Added 7/7/2010 7:51:05 PM
Joliet-to-Chicago
   -Added 6/21/2010 7:44:55 PM
New Buffalo, Michigan - June 12, 2010
   -Added 6/15/2010 12:01:57 AM
Griffith, Indiana - May 29, 2010
   -Added 6/14/2010 11:43:55 PM
Griffith, Indiana - May 22, 2010
   -Added 5/25/2010 4:38:45 PM
National Train Day - Niles, Michigan
   -Added 5/25/2010 4:14:04 PM
April 2010 - West Michigan & Northern Indiana
   -Added 5/24/2010 12:15:35 AM
Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana
   -Added 3/28/2010 11:43:28 PM
Railfanning in the FOG
   -Added 3/16/2010 1:56:28 PM
Weekend Trip to Chicago
   -Added 3/15/2010 2:29:56 PM
Action in Northern Indiana II
   -Added 2/1/2010 7:40:01 PM
Action in Northern Indiana
   -Added 1/23/2010 10:30:03 PM
New Buffalo: New Amtrak Station Opens
   -Added 10/28/2009 8:40:02 PM
Blue Water 35th Celebration
   -Added 10/22/2009 4:36:06 PM
Fall Color Steam Limited
   -Added 10/6/2009 11:29:56 PM
CP 471 and 474
   -Added 9/27/2009 8:23:56 PM
Artrain 2005
   -Added 9/16/2009 8:37:01 PM
Disney's A Christmas Carol
   -Added 9/15/2009 1:00:51 AM
Signals and Northern Indiana
   -Added 8/9/2009 4:56:43 PM
Above the Windy City
   -Added 8/7/2009 8:09:35 PM
SP 4449 in Michigan II
   -Added 8/2/2009 4:47:36 PM
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Updated Photo Albums
November 2010 - March 2011
   -Updated 8/9/2011 2:02:46 PM
August 2010
   -Updated 8/22/2010 1:59:30 PM
Action in Northern Indiana II
   -Updated 5/1/2010 7:34:54 PM
May 2009
   -Updated 5/25/2009 10:52:20 PM
April 2009
   -Updated 4/26/2009 10:52:20 PM
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