Ride to the Railroad
Raleigh ready to go railroading
A local short line RR is east of town
Actually the original route for the RR that located town, until Mr. Hoopes donated land farther west, and a more level route
Later used by a competing RR
Along the route east to the RR
Yielding to a train is always a good idea 🙂
Note the jointed rails, a rare sight these days
1929! They have been there for a while, and still in use, though, not very fast
Corn is emerging
The Hubbard Trail connected fur trading posts at Vincennes, Indiana, and Chicago
Several towns grew up along the route
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4 response to "Ride to the Railroad"
I love this post Rich. Through a friend who is very into trains, and also now does model ‘training’, I have become interested in them as well. I don’t get to visit many RR tracks, nor see many trains on my rides, but always look and wonder at the engines and engineers as they pass by. There is some blue thing lurking in your yellow flower photo ;’-).
Nice picture of the tracks through the frame of your bike!
Rich, I thought you might be interested in the obituary for Bernard Henry “Barney” Sloan from the Press Democrat today:
“He was 102 years old…born on the Sloan family farm near Hoopeston, Illinois….”
Thanks! He was quite the man!
He had more experiences in one lifetime most of us wouldnt have in 10.
The house next door was once owned by a Sloan, and Im pretty certain it had to be a relative.
Ill have to ask my farm expert neighbor where the Sloan farm was located.
His daughter is living in Santa Rosa. I was curious about what the connection might be.
And the PD even let me read the entire Obit. 🙂
Thanks again, small world.