Sunday, January 13, 2008

All the Livelong Day

The Historic Depot, Tucson, Arizona

I did indeed feel better today, so after my weekly dose of adequate sleep I went downtown to the historic train depot to take all-new railroad photos. It took a while to find my way in though all the construction downtown, but it was well worth it. By the time I drive home about three hours later, I'd taken 166 pictures, enough for at least three entries on several different subjects, with lots left over!

Of course, the disadvantage of that is the eight or ten hours I've spent since then, editing photos. I hope you'll therefore excuse me for the minimal words in the first of these entries.

Behind the building: tracks, trees, train, and...Wyatt Earp?

Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday guard a train of Chinese goods.

Hey, it's historic Engine 1673 - as seen in the film Oklahoma!


Built in 1900, it was donated to the city by Southern Pacific in the 1950s.

Inside the museum, a woman in white checks the schedule.


The old ticket area and waiting room is underused but still pretty.

My adventure lasted until dusk.

I have much more to say, but it's nearly 4 AM now. I'll try to work something in tomorrow night, along with the Monday Photo Shoot. And be sure to check the Round Robin blog for our next Challenge topic.

Karen

7 comments:

barrettmanor said...

Two good entries! I didn't make it inside our local train station/museum, as it was closed when I was shooting.

Alan said...

My part of the country (The North-East of England) has a major role in the history of the Railway. Its coal helped power the Industrial Revolution, and because of this it was where the first permanent steam locomotive railway, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, was born. The Locomotion No.1, an early steam locomotive, has survived and can be seen in Darlington Railway Centre and Museum. Also, in 1996, a timber waggonway dating from the eighteenth century was discovered during land reclamation at Lambton D Pit in the city of Sunderland. It was the best preserved early railway remains in the United Kingdom. It would have taken coal by horse drawn wagons to the river Wear in Sunderland. You know, I tend to forget, but despite appearances my home city of Sunderland has an important part to play in world history, but that’s another story…

Carly said...

Hi Karen :)

This is a really good follow-up entry. :) That "Woman in White" is darnright spooooooooooky. I see a nightmare in my future! LOL. Good job sweetie.

Always, Carly

gina said...

2 train entries!! good job. i will also shoot mega number of pix when i go out and oh how long it takes me to go through them later...little wonder you were up till 4am...hope you got some rest! :)

fdtate said...

You always do a little more than expected, but two railroad entries? Great job. This looks like a very interesting place to visit.

Janet said...

I loved Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday in the movie Tombstone!

Kiva said...

Oh, I'm so glad I found your blog. The train and depot photos are great. Keep 'em coming.