Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Old Stairwell

Over the years I have taken Amtrak many, many times. I've ridden from California to Alabama and back again. I've gone west to Nebraska. And, I take the train  to visit my daughter and her family who live in New York.

                                              I have a love affair with trains!!

You sit there watching the world zip by your window. No traffic snarls, no red lights, just relaxing and enjoying. That, to me, is the way to travel.

On one such trip the train pulled into Union Station in Washington, D. C. for an engine switch. I was sitting there staring out the window and this thing caught my eye. It appears to be an old ramp of some sort or a stairwell. And, why they did not haul it away to the dump is beyond me. But, it certainly made an interesting picture.


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13 comments:

  1. Few people appreciate traveling by train these days. Everyone is in a big hurry. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  2. I like to take the train, it's so easy !

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  3. it's really quite nice! the railing are designed pretty and the rust makes it beautiful.

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  4. HI There, I have a love affair with trains also. My Dad worked for the railroad and we traveled by train (the old trains before Amtrak) to so many places. I even road the train back and forth to college.... LOVE trains.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. There is an Amtrak that comes through Fort Worth, but never have been on it. I would love going somewhere on it tho.

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  6. I think it is quite nice. Just needs a bit of love.

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  7. That's awesome, Mom! Love that you took a picture of it.

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  8. Hmmmmm, you wonder what it is and the story behind it.

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  9. Oh my this caught my eye! So many years ago my 8 year old, 5 year old and myself took a delightful train trip on Amtrack. From Chicago to Pocatello Idaho to see my parents. This wonderful, scenic, adventurous and fun trip is forever etched in my memory!
    Thank you for sharing this.
    Jemma

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  10. I bet it was beautiful in its day, that does however look like its over.

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  11. Cool ramp!! I am glad they did not tear it down, so you could share it with us!!

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  12. i love that rust!! amtrak is coming back to roanoke! i am excited!

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  13. I've only taken one train trip but wold love to take them more. The trouble is you need lots of time. But it is a great way to travel. Love this shot!
    I'm so sorry for not getting around sooner. It's been a sad week with a death in our family. Not much time for blogging.

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