In pictures: The empty railways of America

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Woodcut60

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Beautiful photographs! I like those old buildings as well.
 

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At first I assumed this was about abandoned rails but I only saw one photo of an obviously unused line. The rest all appeared to be live to me. I've seen more train photos than I could possibly remember, but it's interesting to see the trains vanish and the tracks take a back seat to the areas around them. Along with the absence of trains there were no people either, giving the photos a calm but also slightly eerie feel to them. Pretty interesting set all around. Makes me wish I had the eye of a photographer.

Additional photos and fewer compression artifacts can be found here: http://john-sanderson.com/galleries/railroadlandscape/
 
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SarahZ

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At first I assumed this was about abandoned rails but I only saw one photo of an obviously unused line. The rest all appeared to be live to me. I've seen more train photos than I could possibly remember, but it's interesting to see the trains vanish and the tracks take a back seat to the areas around them. Along with the absence of trains there were no people either, giving the photos a calm but also slightly eerie feel to them. Pretty interesting set all around. Makes me wish I had the eye of a photographer.

Additional photos and fewer compression artifacts can be found here: http://john-sanderson.com/galleries/railroadlandscape/
I'd like to purchase prints of some of those. I didn't see a link on his site, though.
 
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