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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Rolling temptation

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Third and Scarritt, Springfield, Illinois.

For some reason, in my old age, I get dizzy when looking straight at a moving train. Hence, the blurry photo. Whatever.

All my life I've struggled to resist the temptation to jump on a moving train and head down to Valdosta.

Posted by Marie at April 26, 2007 11:50 PM

Comments

I love train shots. All train shots. This one is great. Motion, movement, and age, all in one.

Posted by: karoli at April 27, 2007 2:33 AM

This is a terrific photo, Marie. Love that everything beyond the car is in perfect focus. This train looks to be moving too fast to jump.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at April 27, 2007 12:15 PM

Alternately, you can live vicariously:

http://www.writerstoyou.com/books/readonline.asp?locid=2164&title=leroy+eenk+-+How+To+Hop+A+Freight+Train

I've hopped a few but they've mainly gone from Oakland to somewhere else in California which I only decided after consulting a route map.

Posted by: goneaway at April 28, 2007 9:02 PM