Railroad Town... by thewatersphotos

Railroad Town...

Our local town is often called a "Railroad Town" since we have rail tracks running right through the middle of it. Developers have done an excellent job of capitalizing on this to revitalize the downtown area and that continues to grow.

We still have trains come through, all freight trains (no Amtrak), but their schedule is somewhat random. Today, I went to town for a "photo session" and as I was getting out of my car I heard to whistle! This train was one of the longest I have seen in a long time. It had three engines in front and then another engine in the middle of the long line of cars. Love seeing the trains!!
Love the lights on the front and the pretty Crepe Myrtle on the right... nice!
July 17th, 2020  
Love it. I come from a train family. My grandpa was an Engineer on the Pennsylvania Railroad!
July 17th, 2020  
Nice POV and capture
July 17th, 2020  
A great asset to your town!
July 17th, 2020  
I kind of have a love/hate relationship with freight trains. I grew up in a neighborhood that was between two sets of tracks. I can’t even begin to calculate how much time we spent waiting on trains to pass so we could be on our way.
July 17th, 2020  
Nice POV
July 17th, 2020  
Great shot of this long train. Always a winner in my book!
July 17th, 2020  
Great pov
July 18th, 2020  
I like this shot of the engine. I like to hear the train horns and engine noise at night. They remind me of summertime nights during my youth. The windows were open and there were a number of trains that stopped not far from where I lived. Good memories.
July 18th, 2020  
@kvphoto Thank you so much, KV! I was pleased to see the lights, too, since it made the train "pop"! Glad you mentioned the Crepe Myrtle, I had not noticed it. :- )
July 18th, 2020  
@marylandgirl58 Thanks! That is cool. Did you ever get to ride on one??
July 18th, 2020  
@craftymeg Thank you, Margaret.
July 18th, 2020  
@happypat Indeed! Thank you, Pat.
July 18th, 2020  
@carolmactx Wow! I can certainly understand! The trains coming through town here are few and usually short. There are bridges across most intersections, except right down town.
July 18th, 2020  
@k9photo Thanks, Kate!
July 18th, 2020  
@pattyblue Thanks, Pat! Mine, too.
July 18th, 2020  
@milaniet Thank you!
July 18th, 2020  
@randystreat Thanks, Kathy! I'm glad this brought up good memories. My wife grew up in a rural area, but a train ran within sight of their home. She, too, fondly remembers nights of the sound of the trains.
July 18th, 2020  
@thewatersphotos nah! I wish I did but my grandpa was retired and lived in another state when I was a kid. My mom got to ride it all of the time!! On a surprising note, I found out from Ancestry, that my Great Grandfather on my father's side also worked on the Pennsylvania Railroad as well and actually died from injuries he suffered after being hit by one of the trains in the fog. I did know that my mom's great aunt was struck in a car and killed by a train at a crossing (didn't see it coming from the other side when another one passed) as a teen. So, train tragedy as well!
July 18th, 2020  
@marylandgirl58 Very interesting! Thanks for sharing!!
July 18th, 2020  
Something about trains fascinate me. We often select our walks where we might be lucky enough to see a train.
July 18th, 2020  
@bubblequeen Agree! I was so thankful and excited that this one came through just as I arrived.
July 20th, 2020  
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