Travel: McCormick Stillman Railroad Park, Scottsdale, AZ

McCormick Stillman Railroad Park

Ol’ Number 11 – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30

Almost two years ago my family and I visited the McCormick Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale, Arizona, and I captured it with a Fujifilm X100F. The McCormick Stillman Railroad Park is one of the best city parks in America (it’s actually been ranked #1), and it truly is a neat place to go. If you are in Phoenix, Arizona, with your family, I highly recommend that you stop by this park. It’s especially magical around Christmas, as they elaborately decorate it for the holiday season. Last week my family and I returned to the McCormick Stillman Railroad Park, but this time I had a Fujifilm X-T30 and Fujinon 35mm f/2 lens to photograph the visit.

What I love about this park is that there’s something for everyone. There’s a large playground for the kids. There are barbecue grills and pavilions and large grassy areas to throw a ball or Frisbee. There’s a gift shop where you can buy ice cream in the summer and hot cocoa in the winter. There’s a museum. There’s a carousel. There are scale trains which you can ride that loop around the park. It’s both modern and historic. You can feel mindfulness and nostalgic simultaneously. It really is unique. And, of course, it can make an interesting subject for photography. I used my Kodachrome 64 film simulation recipe for most of these pictures.


Trains Boarding – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30


Santa Fe Sun – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30


Aguila – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30


Happy Train Riders – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30


Looking Back – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30


P&P 42 – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30


Train Rides Today – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30


Little Trolley Rider – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30


It’s Not Too Late – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X-T30