Was reading through the remaining posts here and had to log in to say Jimmy if you're reading this; being a railfan is cool. Absolutely nothing beats a good train chase and I mean that sincerely. Admittedly I'm a huge buff too. People here don't realize how big of a hobby/community/etc trains are lol. I've really enjoyed watching my train photography progress over the years and I hope you're enjoying the same success. If you're interested: My Instagram
My passion for the railroad lead to my career (train dispatcher for Amtrak) and my girlfriend loves it. If you do it right they find it interesting because it's different. Trains are cool, don't let anyone tell you otherwise!