Tag Archives: Street Views

The Little Patriot

When I made this photo I was taken by the enthusiasm of this kid, sitting off by himself, thoroughly enjoying the parade and his chance to join in the festivities. Every passing fire truck, band and marching unit was cause … Continue reading

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The Vacation bump in the road

Do you remember those days as a kid… The day finally arrives when your vacation starts. Into the car, getting on the road and someone, don’t know who, told the Transportation Department that you were Leaving today taking this road … Continue reading

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Memorial Day and Memories

Photo was taken on Rte 22A just south of Vergennes in June 2007. Some of you may be old enough to remember as kids, buying a roll or two of red, white and blue crepe paper with which we decorated … Continue reading

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Heading to the yard

Giving someone directions in Spartanburg by telling them to take a turn after crossing the railroad tracks, will guarantee they’re lost. Spartan burg is called the Hub City for good reason; the Norfolk Southern and the CSX have yards here … Continue reading

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Power on steel

Whether sitting on a siding or pulling a consist, a locomotive radiates power. They’re massive. Even for their size, sometimes more than one is necessary to move a string of cars, called a consist, from one place to another because … Continue reading

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Who you lookin’ at?

Cattle are quite curious. As I mentioned elsewhere, any animal that spends most of the day with their face stuck in the ground don’t rank high on the IQ scale. Take old Clarence here. If you walk up to him, … Continue reading

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A sign of the season

We go about our quotidian chores preparing for the Holidays. For weeks now the stores have decorated for Christmas. Hanukkah is but six days away, starting on sundown 12/6. As we stroll about gazing at the sales arrangements and colors … Continue reading

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Days gone bye

When I worked for the papers, I asked for and got the second shift (1530 to 2230 hours). In the summer most of the work was in daylight, since we usually finished the last assignment around 20 hours and were … Continue reading

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Old South Carolina

Upstate South Carolina is farm country, even as it becomes more built up. Farm stands may be found at crossroads where traffic is more plentiful. Riding on the lesser traveled roads one will come across farm stands abandoned due to … Continue reading

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A touch of gold

Everywhere there is one tree that manages to hold on to it’s foliage after others long shed their leaves. Riding one of the winding roads that loop around the hinterland on Inman this one, in spite of the gloomy sky, … Continue reading

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