Cabooses have always been my favorite type of train car. I stumbled on this one yesterday while visiting a historic train depot in Ashland, NH. I get the sense that it is becoming a permenent fixture as part of the depot’s museum. Here are some of the details that I could capture.
This is what you see on the other side of the fence that I showed yesterday. In the background is the modern Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. Below and in front of it is an old railroad signal tower for North Station, literally being propped up on one side. These are the kinds of juxtapositions that occur in Boston with a mixing of old and new. Below is a closer view of the signal tower.
Grand Central Terminal (aka Grand Central Station) is a crossroads with people coming and going. We showed up at a relatively quiet time (Sunday morning) but we had a photography permit, which allowed us to use tripods in the iconic train terminal. These are a mix of images made with the tripod and handheld with a higher ISO.
Something a bit darker for today. Situated in the town of Bethlehem, NH is the former Maplewood Village railroad station, which opened in 1881. According to one website, the trains stopped running in the 1920s. Today, it is pretty much in ruins and seriously leaning to one side.
Some Christmas scenes from our home.
A friend and I had made some night photos all evening long in Krakow. We were finished and having a beer when she commented that the train station was another great place to make photos at night. With that, we finished our beers and headed back across town. The clock shows that these were taken a little after 1:00 AM.