Thursday, July 28, 2011

Raleigh, NC, finally notes

Like most cities, I love skylines. There is something elegant to see how the city rises from the pavement, to touch the clouds. However, among the lofty perches, we find the everyday, in this case, the train station and the Piedmont making its last stop. The lighting is poor as it is the end of the day.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Business Trip to Raleigh, NC

A business trip to Raleigh gave little time, free to watch trains. One evening, during a supper break, I did get a chance to photograph the classic Raleigh skyline.
During another dinner break, I did take the time to walk around and get some classic views, of Fayetteville Street. Another good example of the theme, Public Space/public Art. With the emphasis on public art provide by private people

Finally, I did have more time and took some pictures of the convention center.

There is one more posting, to come, about Raleigh, this trip, so stay tuned.

Friday, July 22, 2011

More NCDOT, in Greensboro, this time

I decided to take another day trip to Greensboro. It was not to be a railfan trip, but a get away trip. Like always, I had my camera but did not have my video camera with a charged battery. I started with a circuit around the city and came into downtown via Friendly Ave. Named for the Quakers who first settled this region of North Carolina. It was a beautiful drive into town with a different view of the city. Coming across downtown, I missed the turn to go to the Southern train station. I pulled over to turn around. The turnaround was several blocks from the station and with a view of any train going through. It was now time for NCDOT 74, the Piedmont, being pulled by motive power not Photographed, before.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Greensboro, again

I have spent time at the mall and downtown train station. I decided that after seeing the Piedmont (last post) I would take a walk down town. Greensboro is a remarkable downtown experience. This pub and restaurant was on my walk. I had seen other pictures of this elsewhere.

The seeing of this historic Woolworth was inspiring. It is now the civil rights museum, containing the original lunch counter where the sit in took place.

Finally, I arrived at this downtown park. This fits in nicely with the theme of public space/public art.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A quick day trip

A day trip wandering aimlessly, found me in Albermarle. My database of train stations listed this as being Winston Salem Sounbound. A bridge route between Norfolk Southern and CSX jointly owned and operated. From the style of the stations it appears to be mostly Southern. But it could be Norfolk and Western If anyone knows otherwise, let me know. I might be one of each.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The previous nice stop

I have not been idle over the past months, even though I haven't posted anything. There was a trip to the Red Springs and Northern RR. From the research, the B&M was shipped south for a private owner but has ended up here.
B&M RDC on Red Springs and Northern RR 

Sunday, July 10, 2011


I am looking forward to a future vacation  to my sister in California. As a railfan I am looking at railroads. My first notice is that in San Diego there is their form of light rail, in the San Diego Trolley: