The theme this week by me is "Railroad". Mac, Kathy, Craver, Lew, Christine and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT on Wednesdays and voting begins after that.
This is a caboose at a local Mexican restaurant. You don't see them on trains any longer. I was able to get close enough to get some train photos. It sits on an abandoned set of tracks.
The train wheel carries a lot of load. They are cut to a specific shape to carry the load.
Here is the stairs to get up into the caboose.
The coupler has to be strong to pull the loads of the train.
I was at the Main Street bridge last week and a train came up the railroad track. I heard it first as it signaled when crossing the road. I then saw it coming round the bend.
I had no idea how long it would be but with four engines it was loaded and pulling about 200 cars.
It was fun to see it come under the bridge and one trip filled in two themes.
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