|Took these on a lazy rainy Sunday a while back.|
The scenic railway was a 10 mile section of rail that served as a tourist destination. It utilized historic train depots and a section of rail that had been in existence since the late 1800's. It had a short lived life and only operated in the 1980's... It was powered by either a steam locomotive built in 1925 or a vintage 1940's diesel locomotive.
There were 2,593 farms in 1930, however it was down to 507 farms in 1987. It went from 144,495 acres of farm land in 1950, to a dramatically decreased acreage of 62,286 in 1987. This can be attributed to the construction of a dam, and the subsequent creation of a substantial 56,000 square acre lake in the 1960's. The economy shifted, the average businesses changed, the citizens of the county changed. The number of visitors to the lake increased regularly from about 750,000 in 1962 to 9.6 million during the year 2000. The county, and it's cities play heavily into historic sites and the tourism industry. The Scenic Railway was an attempt at it's parent company to utilize pre-existing equipment and properties to take advantage of this shift in the 1980's. Sadly, it's passenger cars now sit rotting... Awaiting the day that a historic society has the time to restore them for display, and once again take advantage of the tourism industry.
The odd Couple by Amishdelight, on Flickr
Crackled by Amishdelight, on Flickr
Handled by Amishdelight, on Flickr
Tired and Torn by Amishdelight, on Flickr
On Tilt by Amishdelight, on Flickr
Back the bus, er train by Amishdelight, on Flickr
Wasting away by Amishdelight, on Flickr
Car 101 by Amishdelight, on Flickr
|Nice shots. Nice find. Nice write up. Was it stinky inside? |
|Nice images and history. I really wish someone would open a scenic railroad in my town. |
|#4 and #7, sploosh! |
|Old trains are great. makes me miss the one that used to be in chattanooga. |
"Signatures are still stupid"
|Posted by dammband|
Nice shots. Nice find. Nice write up. Was it stinky inside?
Thanks. And nope, since both doors are open and there is a broken door it stays ventilated. The structure is also metal and concrete... So there isn't any carpet, wood, insulation, or a whole lot of anything to break down and smell. The seats, aside from that one by the broken window, look just like they did when it was parked. I also saw no signs of animals taking refuge in it.
|Posted by PorkyMcCaw|
Nice images and history. I really wish someone would open a scenic railroad in my town.
Thank you, And there are TONS of scenic trains in PA!
Check this site to see if any are near you:
And fall leaves here:
|Posted by JustinDustin|
#4 and #7, sploosh!
HAHAHA Thanks buddy
|Posted by Chris-Kicker|
Old trains are great. makes me miss the one that used to be in chattanooga.
Yeah I agree... About the only way to see them is transportation museums
|how many cars are still there? it looks like only a few. I like the rust in 1. |
|Very nice shots, as usual, Amish. |
|You the man Amish! |
|Posted by lelandro|
how many cars are still there? it looks like only a few. I like the rust in 1.
Just one and a caboose, but I remember seeing more when I was in college... Unfortunately I don't have the gas money to drive all over the countryside trying to find them again
|Posted by Malthea|
Very nice shots, as usual, Amish.
Thank you kindly.
|Posted by Little Brittle|
You the man Amish!
Thanks bro haha
|Love the train Amish, #8 is win for me. We gotta get back to Chatt and do some footwork, its there somewhere I know it.|
|Awesome shots!!! #7 is my personal favorite. Hopefully one day I'll come across something like this. |
Damn the man, save the empire!
|Nice set! I dig the colors in #4 and #7. |
|Posted by Once-ler|
Love the train Amish, #8 is win for me. We gotta get back to Chatt and do some footwork, its there somewhere I know it.
I agree.. We need to find what needs to be found And yeah, #8 really spoke to me... I shot that in b&W and loved it the minute I snapped it.
|Posted by Light__|
Awesome shots!!! #7 is my personal favorite. Hopefully one day I'll come across something like this.
If you are in FL head to Miami, there are passenger cars there with graf and decay that are pretty cool. Should be easy to google it, it's pretty well known.
|Posted by Paskaan|
Nice set! I dig the colors in #4 and #7.
Thanks so much, the colors were so subdued and the vintage feel was awesome
When I say I'm 'clean and sober', it means I've showered and I'm headed to the liquor store.
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