Savor the flavor of America from a train window with these cross-country photos

Trainumentarians have traveled from Pennsylvania to Arizona several times in the past several years, photographing extraordinary places and eye-catching scenes as the train cut through America’s splendor.

Here are some samples of the magnificent imagery that was captured digitally in November and December 2017.



IMG_8174 train yard temple tx dec 2017 trainumentary


The High Desert Emporium – Marathon, TX

IMG_5737 high desert emporium marathon tx nov 2017 trainumentary


Pegasus Place – Dallas, TX

IMG_5603 pegasus place dallas tx nov 2017 trainumentary


St. Joseph Catholic Church – Joliet, IL

IMG_8408 st joseph cath church joliet il trainumentary 122017


Willis Tower – Chicago, IL as seen pulling into the train station

IMG_8430 chicago willis tower from train window 122017 trainumentary

IMG_5571 pudgys mexican food willis point tx nov 2017 trainumentary



IMG_8405 fire department joliet il trainumentary


Although the el Charro cafe in Lordsburg, NM is no longer serving meals, its sign mural tells a rodeo story of the real west.



One of the surprising views of traveling through Springfield, Illinois’ capital, is this view of such an imposing and architecturally brilliant government building.

IMG_8329 illinois house-representatives springfield 122017 trainumentary

This bank in Lemont, IL is unique as there is a “mini-me” bank  in its lower storefront.

IMG_5407 lemont national bank lemont il 122017 trainumentary


The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge is stunning, but at night its lighted silhouette dazzles train passengers.

IMG_5519 stan musial veterans bridge st lo mo night nov 2017 trainumentary


Ft. Hancock, TX – a small town that sits near the US-Mexican border

IMG_5812 ft hancock merchandise co tx dec 2017 trainumentary


Street level view of Anywheresville

IMG_5570 wills point tx street view trainumentary nov 2017

The big sky paints overhead beauty somewhere in Illinois.

IMG_7887 (2) clouds in illinois train window view dec 2017 trainumentary


IMG_5710 texas skyfire sunset dec 2017 trainumentary

ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Broadcasting – Phoenix, AZ as captured from the light rail train traveling through downtown.

phoenix az asu walkter cronkite school journalism xtinethewriter dec 2017 IMG_6590


Another downtown Phoenix, AZ aesthetically-stimulating structure as seen from the light rail train.

phoenix az lewis roca tall building dec 2017 xtinethewriter IMG_6510



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