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photoblog image Typical...

Typical...

                                  ... Americana

                                        A Loooooooooooong train

                                         And a motorcycle ride along Route 66

 

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I couldn't resist taking this one out the car window as he rode past...   :-)

 

photoblog image 2019 Santa Fe 16.jpg

 

 

 

Typical...

                                  ... Americana

                                        A Loooooooooooong train

                                         And a motorcycle ride along Route 66

 

photoblog image 2019 Santa Fe 25.jpg

 

 

I couldn't resist taking this one out the car window as he rode past...   :-)

 

photoblog image 2019 Santa Fe 16.jpg

 

 

 

comments (19)

  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 31 Jul 2019, 01:16
Wow! I am impressed by the length of that train that you've captured in that frame! Yet it's dwarfed by the sky above. Shame on him for not wearing a helmet. smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Pretty amazing isn't it?! Typical of what we get out here... I sometimes have to wait for one of these to pass before I can continue on to work - we'll often just shut off the engine to the car, if we see more than two diesel engines on the front of the train!
i remember those long rakes of cargo trains from my boyhood, Elizabeth. never got tired even if i had to wait for them at crossings. thank you for this shot.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I just don't like having to wait for them if I'm on my way to work! smile
Quelle longueur ce train !
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Verrrrry Lonnnng! smile
The length of these trains never ceases to amaze...At crossings, the word amaze is not appropriate smile Super road shots Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me too! And yes!
Thanks, Frank!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Jul 2019, 05:05
I get my kicks...

Thank you, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile You're welcome, Ray!
Oh, how fun, Elizabeth. I didn't even see the train in the first image till I read your text. smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Pretty nicely blended in!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Jul 2019, 06:19
The train has become part of the landscape itself..
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't that lovely!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Jul 2019, 06:31
Great series of pictures, Elizabeth. THAT view.... man alive. Now about that motorcycle without the helmet and no protection... man alive, if he falls down you need a spoon to scrape him from the road sad...
We have a helmet law in Hollandshire.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Astrid!! Isn't it something!
I laughed at your comment about the cyclist! He's an idiot!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Jul 2019, 06:49
I'm always fascinated by the length of some of the trains. I'm sure the rear end of some is just leaving New York when the front arrives in San Diego smile Some trains have locos at the front, middle and back! I hope that the motorcyclist has some sunblock on.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me too! That WOULD be a long train! Yes - we've seen some with 2-3 engines in the front, two in the middle and two at the end!
Sunblock should be the least of his concerns!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 31 Jul 2019, 07:19
The land looks so flat as if it has been ironed.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Nice way to put it!
That is quite something.

The man has no helmet. That is illegal here
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Amazing to see!
He's an idiot...
Three fine shots, there are two webcams at Flagstaff station and I've watched some of these long trains pass by on it a couple of times. Re the biker, only an idiot would ride without a helmet, it is unlawful to do so here, and if he did fall off does he really think the bare skin on his arms will slide along the tarmac without even so much as a scratch!!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Brian!
Yes, Frank and I have wondered if you've seen us stopped on the way to work, or walking across to visit downtown! smile
Idiot is right!
In the first image, Elizabeth, the train blends in perfectly with the landscape and is hardly noticeable.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Beverly! I found the sight remarkable!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Jul 2019, 14:58
I recall some suchj long trains also in our country. I like your three photos - different ways of transportation.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Philine!
How classic - a motorcycle on Route 66! Love these.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Ain't it just?! smile Thank you, Ruthie!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Jul 2019, 19:17
That top picture is tops. Best part is the puffs of low hanging cloud. Next that very long train. The flat landscape makes the long train possible. Our longest trains are 2.4km and also travel flat countryside mostly.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Louis! We get these trains right through town - in fact this one would have carried on through Flagstaff... but you don't really see the whole thing like this!
Wow.........and it is still going on! Really impressive, Elizabeth smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh yeah - crops up all the time! Thank you, Martin!
Would I be allowed to say desert rats?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Absolutely! They'd probably call themselves that!
  • harry
  • US
  • 1 Aug 2019, 01:10
shades of Easy Rider!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Exactly - but somehow not QUITE as cool! smile

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