Things to bring with you while railfanning

  • Cell phone
  • baseball cap
  • First aid kit
  • Water
  • Snacks and cold drinks
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • Lawn chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Scanner and frequency list
  • Maps — DeLorme atlases recommended, where possible
  • Timetable or station list data print-out
  • Self-guiding tour print-out
  • Film, video tape, digital camera disks
  • Cameras and video recorder
  • Batteries for cameras and recorders
  • Stiff pad of paper (so you can make notes and send me your additions and corrections) — Clipboard is recommended
  • Recorder. One of those miniature voice recorders is a great tool to have along.
  • Pens — at least 2 distinctly different colors.
  • GPS device