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.