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.