“TRAIN = enabling us to get away from where we are to where we are no better off.” (Ambrose Bierce, 1842-1914); yes, the famous American writer BIERCE was a cynic; nowadays, 100 years later, we all are obliged to follow “Political Correctness”, therefore our statement has to be, that riding a train is real fun. That making a journey opens our hearts. That traveling develops emotions and makes wise…
Glenfinnan Viaduct
photo by JACK BYERS, click on the picture to enter his flickr galleries;
more photos kindly sent to my group BLOG IT!, click on the pictures to enter the flickr pools of the various third party photographers:

27 o'clock train ready to leave3Mind the gap!
4Sleeping Beauty5IMG_0965
6Nice and Convenient Storage Room7It's full...
8"On The 2 Train"9Games people play
***A Look of Warning

1 (big) “Glenfinnan Viaduct” by JACK BYERS
2 “7 o’clock train ready to leave” by Rosmarie Wirz
3 “Mind the gap!” by maistora
4 “Sleeping Beauty” by Sushicam
5 “Musician – D Train – NYC Subway” by artcphoto
6 “Nice and Convenient Storage Room” by yushimoto_02 [christian]
7 “It’s full…” by manganite
8 “On The 2 Train” by B.C. Lorio
9 “Games people play” by maistora
10 “Movement & sex” by Evgeniy Korchak
11 “A Look of Warning” by just jb / Joan Barrett
the last photo by myself, taken in Berlin:
red train to Berlin

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20 responses to “Trains

  1. Tammy

    I think this is outstanding!


  2. I LOVE trains and these are outstanding photos..thank you. You made my day !
    Siggi in Downeast Maine


  3. Choo Choo! I’ve always loved trains. I really love your first landscape photo showing the curve of the train bridge. Nice share, Frizz. 🙂 Thanks.


  4. I love travelling on trains, sitting back and watching the world go by is very relaxing. Great photos!


  5. Sonel

    Stunning shots Frizz. I love trains. 🙂


  6. I love the shot of the train on the brick bridge. I want to wander by rail on a long overnight train ride somewhere. Don’t know where yet. Just somewhere.


    • to book a royal train in Scotland is a cult; you have to be dressed very fine for several days a train-community enjoys themselves – better than in a cruise-ship …


  7. rosmarie wirz

    Really love BIERCE’s comment regarding trains, not all that wrong, actually.
    Great collection of situations in trains.
    Thanks for adding my pic (Swiss trains are different, of course, ha ha) !!!!!


  8. Nice collections. I guess that you like Japanese trains because I saw the photos many times. 🙂


  9. In my country trains are not so great


  10. There’s something special about trains…
    I’ve always loved them!


  11. Any excuse for a train journey and I’m there!


  12. Nice collection of train scenery. I rode the bullet train in Japan. I enjoyed that experience, but I don’t have a photo.


  13. Fab, fab shots on the subject matter! Margie


  14. These photos are great! Excellent topic!


  15. Brilliant shots!


  16. Love each and every one of the train photos, but I am blown away by the overhead view looking down on that very red train in Berlin! Masterful photography here!


  17. City of New Orleans
    © Turnpike Tom Music 1970

    Riding on the City of New Orleans
    Illinois Central Monday morning rail
    Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders
    Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail
    All along the southbound odyssey
    The train pulls out at Kankakee
    Rolls along past houses, farms and fields
    Passin’ towns that have no names
    Freight yards full of old black men
    And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles

    Good morning, America, how are you
    Don’t you know me, I’m your native son
    I’m the train they call The City of New Orleans
    I’ll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done

    Dealin’ cards with the old men in the club car
    Penny a point, ain’t no one keepin’ score
    Won’t you pass the paper bag that holds the bottle
    Feel the wheels rumblin’ ‘neath the floor
    And the sons of pullman porters
    And the sons of engineers
    Ride their father’s magic carpet made of steam
    Mothers with their babes asleep
    Are rockin’ to the gentle beat
    And the rhythm of the rails is all they dream


    Night time on The City of New Orleans
    Changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee
    Half way home, and we’ll be there by morning
    Through the Mississippi darkness
    Rolling down to the sea
    And all the towns and people seem
    To fade into a bad dream
    And the steel rails still ain’t heard the news
    The conductor sings his song again
    The passengers will please refrain
    This train’s got the disappearing railroad blues

    Final Chorus
    Good night, America, how are you
    Don’t you know me, I’m your native son
    I’m the train they call The City of New Orleans
    I’ll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done

    Repeat First Chorus
    Good morning, America, how are you
    Don’t you know me, I’m your native son
    I’m the train they call The City of New Orleans
    I’ll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done

    These are Steve Goodman’s original lyrics, Arlo Guthrie later made shome changes.


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