abridged....

Just off Nickel Plate Trail, Glen Carbon, Illinois. Once upon a time there were parallel tracks... Only one got converted to bike/hike trail. And it wasn't this one!

It is kind of sad to think of the number of railroads that used to intertwine the countrysides and how they have dwindled to next to nothing. Great find and capture!
posted April 15th, 2018  
Nice find! Was it once a railway line?
posted April 15th, 2018  
Wonderful leading lines. A cool bridge!
posted April 16th, 2018  
@skipt07 @777margo Thanks! And yes, this is a retired railroad line. There are actually two tracks, separated by about 25 yards. The other one is now a nice, paved bike trail. With a nice, new bridge. This side is much more interesting!
posted April 16th, 2018  
posted April 16th, 2018  
Such character in those ties. Love the muted colors.
posted April 16th, 2018  
Nice lines
posted April 16th, 2018  
Nice lines. It is sad to see so many railways go by the wayside. Such an important part of our history is now becoming history itself.
posted April 16th, 2018  
@joysabin @amyk @henrir Thanks all!
posted April 16th, 2018  
I agree that it's sad to see railroads fall into disuse. Love seeing them repurposed though :)
posted April 17th, 2018  
Terrific leading line - the beginning of an adventure :)
posted April 17th, 2018  
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