Bridges, depots, towers, and yards are the quintessential structures of the railroad landscape most people are familiar with. In the past, railroad infrastructure was built to reflect the unique characteristics of each railroad company at a time when rail traffic was much more abundant. As railroads consolidated, routes became redundant causing less efficient lines to be neglected and abandoned. What structures remain along those lines today are largely monoliths to a bygone era. Though far less visually charismatic and far less in number, today’s railroad infrastructure continues to keep rail systems moving around the clock. This collection of photographs are from some of my very favorite places to watch trains. The captions and dates provide a little more information. A lot of these places look vastly different today.
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