Friday, March 31, 2006

New Ties on the Old Grand Trunk Western



Funny thing it is to hear the sound of railroad ties falling to the ground. It is almost a musical kind of sound, sort of like the sound of dropping 2 x 4s or other larger pieces of wood. That is what got my attention today stepping down from my truck after spending the morning at the park with my son.

Today a CN hi-railer truck with four gondolas full of ties slowly crept down tracks on the Mt. Clemens Sub. by my house. I grabbed the Nikon and headed down the street. At the end of this unusual train was a GTW Caboose, # 79047. I have not seen a caboose go by the house is a long, long time so it was nice to incorperate a rarity of the railroads into my image collection.

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