Trains hold an important place in our country’s past and they still have a strong role today in transporting people and goods. They also hold a fascination for me and many others.
I’ve always felt we let out love affair with the individual automobile turn too much attention from investing and developing the much more efficient rail system. However, by size alone the United States has the greatest network of railways, 140,695 miles (226,427 kms). Russia in second place has 54,156 miles.
These train tracks run adjacent to the park where we take out morning walks. Forty feet off one of the trails and through the woods finds this view. I believe only freight is transported on this track. I’ll have to determine the schedule and see about capturing a photo of a train coming around the far bend one day.