When you love trains and you love twilight you take this photograph.
Eleven years ago this weekend, my brother died at age 56. He loved trains, too.
He called his train set, which rivaled Amtrak’s northeast corridor in terms of real estate, “The Coconut Central Railroad”. He wrote out a schedule of arrivals and departures that today would have required a spread sheet like Excel to properly put together. But, in 1952, at the age of 10, paper and a colored pencil was his medium.
He designed it like a real train schedule–tall and narrow, but it folded out to full size to reveal the precise times of arrivals and departures from the imaginary towns along the route.
When you love something, you want to do things right.
©Pat Coakley 2009
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I have a whole series called, “Trucks and Trains”. Here’s one image of a winter railroad crossing, Sky Train, and of this same commuter train and station in January, “Stranger on the Train“. If you want to see more (and who wouldn’t, really!!) try clicking on “Archive” at the top of the post and peruse the blog through categories. Type in “Trucks and Trains”.