Rubbish Tuesday #15

When trucking with Bill, I like to explore when I can.
While making a delivery near Salem, Massachusetts, 
Stella and I  took a little walk. We came across these 
abandoned railroad tracks hidden in a grove of trees.

There were no historic or informational signs, 
just those of wear, age, and obvious neglect.

The hardware is very rusty and missing parts,

but I was impressed with the details left intact.

Looking in the other direction, we explored further.

As we walked along, we saw the “end of the line”.

There at the very end was a rusty railroad bumper. 
This is a post to prevent the boxcars from rolling 
off the end of the track and onto the bare ground.

I love exploring and discovering things like this.
I wish I knew more about this track, but 
sometimes history keeps its secrets. 


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18 thoughts on “Rubbish Tuesday #15

  1. What a fun place for a walk. Great pictures, detailing it all. We don't have many abandoned tracks around here, with our various counties ripping them up for bike or foot paths and trails. But when I find one, I like walking it too!

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  2. Great pics for Rubbish Tuesday! I have always wanted to follow a railway to see what I could see…just never have been brave enough to do it..my luck I would get stuck and not be able to get off when a train came rolling in. Great place to snap a few pics.

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