along some corridors in vancouver rails run atop berms preventing easy access to the columbia river, civic minded individuals created a wall that stretches 550 feet along one such berm commemorating ww1 and 2, korea, and vietnam.
vancouver is moving eastward away from its roots like so many towns and cities nation wide and like so many towns and cities nationwide the core downtown area is revitalizing adding splashes of color reflecting said downtown on railroad spans.
a larger view of railroad bridge spanning downtown roadway showing fort vancouver, esther park and the glockenspiel clock, sailing on the columbia river, and the fish staple the salmon.
red tail-lights moving along an inner-city freeway system reminds of the arteries in the body, steel rails bring to mind veins of industry.
lots of curves you bet even more when get to the junction
since my early days trains facinate whether frieght, diesel, steam, passenger or as here awaiting assembly to ship or pickup products that keep industries sparking the economy.
what a masterful piece of railroad engineering to connect so many lines onto that of the main line and to be able to keep all in line.
In the background lay a scrap yard of metal and the Great Western Malting Company, the latter supplying world brewers and distillers with malt. What a place for a train depot.
a coal train waiting it’s trip into the yard for whatever it is that needs to be accomplished.
a two engine train waiting for the all clear to move into the yard for load-up and adding on of extra cars.
this is where all the action happens providing you arrive on the day that all the action is happening. when i snapped this shot that was not the day.
I enjoy photography, writing, walking, nature, reading, and of course the coooolest game on earth HOCKEY! I took up photography in 9th grade and seeing the world in a different light wanting to, of course, photograph everything, unfortunately not everything comes out the way I'd like.