Friday, May 25, 2007

Train (for Mike in the Ozarks)




First of all, I thought I had some other cool train pictures, but this was really the only one I had that I could easily get to, so sorry about that Mike.

Lovely Wife and I took a trip back to north Louisiana this past December to see my family. These were taken from the bluff in Vicksburg, MS, overlooking the Mississippi River from a tourist welcome center when we were on our way back to Florida. The bridge on the left in the top pic is Interstate 20 that cuts across north Louisiana.

The engineer in the next cubicle over from me at work saw this and said, oh, that's a such and such, whatever, whatever. He goes on train trips like people pay to go for some laps around Daytona Speedway in a stock car. He's totally into riding them, in the engine with the engineer, and knows all about the various engines and companies and whatnot. I guess he's an engineer with a secret desire to be an engineer. (Har-dee har har har)

I just like looking at trains. I've never ridden on one. Well, unless you count the one at Disney World. And Dollywood. And Silver Dollar City. But those just do a five mile loop or something.

This was a beautiful day, and that train came across the river at just the right time.

7 comments:

Moi said...

u got lucky with that train, John!!! it adds such character to the pic...and the great weather shows.....
Back in India , railways connect the country like nothing else does...so one has no choice but to take train rides....I kinda look back fondly at those times i have spent in trains with my family going from one place to another on a summer vacation.

beautiful shots .:)

Anna said...

These are great shots! I know that Mike will love them! The reflections are spectacular....

Kate said...

Isn't the Mississippi wonderful? I love living on it, and I love your two photos. The clarity is great!

CG said...

Such beautiful light in these wonderful shots.

kmm said...

I really like these shots. The reflection and composition is great. Train trips can be great experiences, I went across the nullabor plain in the 70's (takes 3 days from Melbourne to Perth) Plus a trip from Rome to Naples last year was a fantastic.

Mike said...

I love it. My favorite railroad too, the Kansas City Southern! I love the Mississippi River crossing there by the battlefield in Vicksburg.

Thanks John! Very nice picture.

lv2scpbk said...

Oh Wow! These are amazing but the first one with the train is definetly my favorite.