Claremore Railfan Sees Trains As Much More Than A Delay - - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - |


Claremore Railfan Sees Trains As Much More Than A Delay

Posted: Updated:
CLAREMORE, Oklahoma -

Rain or shine, in the heat or the extreme cold, a Claremore man is always outside waiting for the next train.

Tim Holliday’s Facebook page says he's a "railfan extraordinaire."

"I've always loved trains. They're just awesome," he said.

Holliday spends most days in Claremore waiting for trains.

"Union Pacific, Wagoner subdivision. Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Cherokee subdivision," he said.

The two lines cross in Claremore, and that's his hangout, right between the two sets of tracks.

When he hears the whistle, he's all business.

"What I'm looking to photograph is any special kind of locomotive that's of interest through the railfan community," Holliday said.

He got one of those pulling a train early Tuesday morning – Canadian Pacific engine.

He takes lots of pictures, many on his phone.

"I've got a wide selection of over 3,000 photos in just three weeks," said Holliday.

He's also looking for unusual cars and interesting cargo.

For all the folks who see trains as a delay, there's also people like Holliday, who think it's the most exciting thing ever.

Rick: "Do you get excited every time?"
Holliday: "There is something about trains, they're awesome."

You can keep up with Holliday’s train adventures on his Facebook page.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.


Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.