Sunday, May 9, 2010

Old Grapevine Railyard

I really love living in my quiet little town. It is more urban
than I would prefer, and I won't be living here forever, but it is
not a bad place to be. We have a quaint old downtown, with lots
of photo ops.

So on a clear sunny day last spring, I went to our old...but
still active...railyard. I love old trains, they make such
great subjects to photograph.

I wish I could get inside this old caboose, but it is locked:

The old Grapevine mill across from the tracks:

An old locomotive inside the roundhouse, which I was allowed to
enter to take these pictures:

A not-quite-so-old locomotive that is no longer being used:

And a more modern diesel loco that does most of the work:

I don't believe this old tanker is used anymore:

And this is a real working turntable that was built in 1927:


Thanks for taking the time to look!

Peace be with you.

11 comments:

  1. Once again very cool photos. i wonder where you live? it seems like a great place where there is a variety to photograph.

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  2. Nice photos there buddy!
    I love trains and they are great subjects.

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  3. how cute I love old trains!

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  4. Nice subject, very cool shots.

    Love your blog :)

    K xx -- www.thoseblissmoments.blogspot.com

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  5. How I love old trains! They are very appealing to me. Great shots!
    Hope you have a great day!
    Betty

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  6. Love these shots. I am a sucker for trains.....

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  7. The old steam locos are still my favourites. We still have one running day trips here in South Africa. Lovely tourist attraction.

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  8. These are some awesome photos, Joe! Great work!

    FourthGradeNothing.com

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  9. Well Joe, thanks for showing them to us!!;) I think the old locomotive is really cool; it must be impressive to see it for real!

    PS: I was standing in the subway, last week, and started humming a song..I kept asking to myself where I heard it before and what it was, before realizing that it's the one I downloaded from your blog :P I had the two first lines playing in repeat in my mind!

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  10. Thanks, you guys are great as usual.
    Dr Soosie...I live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, what we like to call DFW.
    Hey, Powa chair...they still have one working steam locomotive there too, but it was out on a run that day and I couldn't get a photo, but I do have others.
    Thanks for letting me into your head, Sarah.

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