Jul 22, 2008
Penobscot PA - 2007
Port Clinton PA - 2007
Wow, that's a very cool D&H sign BNSF FAN. With its beginnings in 1823 in the canal business at Honesdale, PA, the D&H was the oldest transportation company in the U.S. until its sale to the CP in 2000. I have a framed reproduction D&H Canal document from 1855 hanging in my train room that lists all of the "stations" by locks and mileage, bought at the museum in Cuddebackville, NY. I admit to being a bit of a closet canal fan.
"Call Before You Dig"
Before there was an 8-1-1, you called the railroad agent. Remnants of the BN still exist today, if you know where to look.
Going back a couple more decades, signs of the Great Northern still exist!
"Ghost of Rocky"
Trackside details catch a bit of last light near the Great Northern-built pedestrian overpass in Minot. Yes, you read that sign correctly; it does say Great Northern Railway. Rocky lives in 2019!
Interesting historical artifacts.
At the Railroad Museum of Minot, the old sign from Gavin Yard back in the GN days rests as a display above the dispatcher controls for Williston to Surrey, ND:
Former P&N station in Belmont, NC still sports this fine example of vintage tilework. I've always liked the P&N's logo with its three lightning bolts.
The station is mighty neat too and stood at the end of a short branch off the mainline. When I shot these in '95, it hosted a small museum which has since moved.
Wow, that's a beautiful station Russell and a nice shot too. Thanks for posting it.
Pensacola FL - 2008
Pedestrian underpass at SAL station in Athens, GA.
Inside the Southern depot in Greensboro, NC.