Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Last Train

My Dad brought us from our cabin to Virginia City to see what life was back in the day…and no, we didn’t go by trainI have a real obsession with photographic textures as you may know.  This place was chuck full of textureI can’t help but think of John when looking at these pictures…he’s a train man and after seeing this I can see whyJust look at the paint peeling around this window on the train…texture!  I can only imagine the train when it was fully functional…those days may be long gone but in it’s own way I think it’s still beautifulI actually wish I could have taken some pictures of this place at night..I think the shadows would have been interestingThe old iron on these trains had seen better days.  I guess they are raising money to do something with these old trains…I ‘d say they have their work cut out for them.  All aboard?  The local houses looked much like the trainOne of the old barns had some rusted metal attached to the weathered siding…how cool!  Hmm, I had never in my life heard about thisCheap cash?  Isn’t that all we have these daysFaded Glory still flies.  No, I did not walk through these doors and wet my whistle.  We aren’t the lone star state however there was still a lone star here.  I love the look of old rusty hinges on weather buildingsNothing like a groundhog eye view of the railroad tracksThe end of this rail seemed like and exclamation point of sorts.  I found the old structures near the old trains as interesting as the trains themselvesI thought the back door to this train car was really in quite good condition.  Look at this old wagon that carried luggage I would imagineNevada City and Virginia City both are terrific places to visit…this way…Please make yourself comfortable while you wait for the next train.  These red trains were in far better shape then the other ones we sawDoesn’t this make you almost see people coming and going back in the dayI have to say ladies:  I’m already “spoke-en” forThat joke was so bad it about made my nose bleed…ugh.  Some talk about white picket fences…but I like this oneI wonder if these were the last trains out that just never leftThis train reminded me of something that would fit right in on the set of that old Clint Eastwood movie where he painted the whole town redCan you imagine traveling any distance in one of theseThese old hand rails had a style of another age too…I think they’re amazing.  It wouldn’t be right to end this blog without showing you the caboose!  We have some warmer days coming but the leaves are about done in for the year…I’m going to have to get creative.  Next time I will cover a few more pictures from our cabin adventure and a few more from the city center…they even preserved the old items in the stores…stay tuned!

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