Thursday, February 15, 2007

Ghosts from Hobbies Past

Don’t your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won’t snow and the sun won’t shine
It’s hard to tell the night time from the day

-- The Eagles, "Desperado", Desperado

I was sifting through some old files on my hard drive and turned up this scan of a photo I took over 12 years ago. Given the weather we've had of late, and the emotional state I have been in, I thought it might be worth sharing.

A pair of locomotives had detached from an eastbound train to pick up some cars on a spur. The building in the background once belonged to the Oliver Chilled Plow Works. Just past the signal bridge in the background was a building that once was used by Studebaker, but it cannot be seen in the lake effect snow.

To me this photo is a hauntingly frigid scene of determination in the face of isolation.

You can click the image to get a higher resolution version.
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