A Drain Revisit

Looking northwest, Steam train passes over trestle in lower left corner, covered bridge obscured by smoke.

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Vanished Line

With some free time one Thursday last December, 2019 I pack the camera and drive the Scion to no planned destination ending up along Main St., Springfield, Oregon. Traveling through the downtown core looking for photographic opportunities a causal glance into an open yet, fenced-in, area I observe a grand object rare to the West… Continue reading Vanished Line

With some free time one Thursday last December, 2019 I pack the camera and drive the Scion to no planned destination ending up along Main St., Springfield, Oregon. Traveling through the downtown core looking for photographic opportunities a causal glance into an open yet, fenced-in, area I observe a grand object rare to the West…… Continue reading Vanished Line

Momentarily caught off guard by Jim’s philosophical outburst Melinda retaliates, “That sounds like good advice however, how does this apply to our current situation?”

Getaway, Part 2

West Eugene, Oregon about 435 pm, part 2. After out running the lawman Buford T. Pusser Sid and Nancy take this unused roadway down by the abandoned rail yard leaving no tracks, no trace of where they came from and where they are going to.

West Eugene, Oregon about 435 pm, part 2. After out running the lawman Buford T. Pusser Sid and Nancy take this unused roadway down by the abandoned rail yard leaving no tracks, no trace of where they came from and where they are going to.

Bethel Drive in Eugene, Oregon has become my favorite train spotting location; it is a two lane asphalt roadway one mile in length flooded with power poles and running parallel to Union Pacific’s rail yard; on the other side of the tracks (no pun intended) civilian living.   I will intentionally go out of my way… Continue reading Acquaintances

idle time only this time in black and white

one evening whilst walking off the days stress I spotted to engines a idling in a nearby rail yard eugene, oregon, tracks merging into each other and then into the partly cloudy evening sky. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

one evening whilst walking off the days stress I spotted to engines a idling in a nearby rail yard eugene, oregon, tracks merging into each other and then into the partly cloudy evening sky. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

The Gritty, Darkside of Railroads

I snapped this picture of the ruins of Southern Pacific's machine shop in Eugene, Oregon. On the right edge of the building the roundhouse once attached however, due to environmental problems was removed years ago. This portion of the rail yard was where steam locomotives are repaired, overhauled, or inspected and just a bit out… Continue reading The Gritty, Darkside of Railroads

I snapped this picture of the ruins of Southern Pacific’s machine shop in Eugene, Oregon. On the right edge of the building the roundhouse once attached however, due to environmental problems was removed years ago. This portion of the rail yard was where steam locomotives are repaired, overhauled, or inspected and just a bit out…… Continue reading The Gritty, Darkside of Railroads