I have a love/hate thing with trains –I grew up in railway town. My Dad worked for the railroad for 40 years (and retired early at 56) — I even spent a summer working there (loading ice into refrigerator cars). He still spends his spare time as a voluteer at his local miniature railway system — just can’t shake it I guess.
The town I grew up in (like many such towns) is no longer a railway town — the operation has long since moved or been made obsolete by railway decline and technology advance.
Some great Hawk pictures though (I especially like the portrait of the railway veteran sitting on the bench).
Why is this particular photo walk so hard to find? Was just going to download both parts of this for a train journey tomorrow, and the only way I could find part two of Photowalking 5 was by going back to scobleizer.com and finding your post about it.
It doesn’t appear under the ‘Photowalking’ tag, or the ‘Thomas Hawk’ tag, or the ‘California State Railroad Museum’ tag, even though it should! Part 1 appears just fine in these tags, but the only the Technology tag shows Part 2.