Gliding Along the Rails

“I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment I know where I am going.”
― Anna Funder

When we vacationed in Washington, D.C., a few years ago, I drove within the city limits of Washington twice – the day we arrived and the day we left. For the week in between those two events, we rode the subway everywhere we went. Driving the streets of Washington is like being the main character in a Twilight Zone episode. Riding the subways was a dream – I, too, liked the rhythm, the freedom, no anxiety and knowing where I was going! We were likely among the vast minority of people in Washington, D.C., that week who had any of those qualities.

The tracks shown here are not in Washington, D.C., but truly represent how I felt riding them over and under the streets of the city. In reality, these track sections are the opposite directions at their intersection with County Road 1050E in Dubois County, Indiana.

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One thought on “Gliding Along the Rails

  1. The railway system in my country went backwards over the last 21 years. It is a shame. I love trains. One day 2 people were walking in the woods, tracking deer. They followed several tracks until they saw one they haven’t seen before. While pondering over this phenomenon they were killed by a train.

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