Sunday, June 27, 2010

Flagstaff train~Sunday Stills Challenge 062710











This week's Sunday Stills challenge is for something old. Last summer, hubby and I visited Flagstaff for a few days and we stopped by the old train station, which is right downtown. My husband's father and grandfather both worked for the railroad in Pennsylvania and he is always fascinated with trains. So, off we went to explore! The big wheels in the bottom photo used to carry the timber cut from the forests. I'm not sure how old this train is, but I'm guessing late 1800's, early 1900's??? Please correct me or let me know. I KNOW it is more than 60 years old. If you wish to visit this train, it is parked right downtown (just follow the interstate and the noise!) as other trains still go past it every day. Hubby loves to stay in towns overnight where he can listen to the sound of the trains! And, Flagstaff is one of those towns. It is still a railroad hub for the southwest. Sunday Stills Challenge for June 27, 2010.

5 comments:

dibear said...

Well done. I'd love to visit Flagstaff again, t's been almost 20yrs since we were there. :)

VioletSky said...

I used to live near a train station and I learned to love the sound, too.

Tammy said...

I like the last shot. Very nice!

Derrick Davidson said...

Nice

morephotosplease said...

I love the train pictures. We went to Lancaster, PA years ago and toured all the train stuff in the area.