When I didn't have any thing in mind to shoot for this prompt a friend commented that the best transportation photo is a train, and they are plentiful in my area. Off I went in search of a train.
As I walked along the tracks, looking for a shot, an old song began to play in my head. Many of you are probably too young to have heard it, written by Steve Goodman, recorded in 1972 by Arlo Guthrie, it's considered by many to be the best train song ever written.
And it's been in my head all week. You can join me and listen to it here.Good morning, America, how are youDon't you know me, I'm your native sonI'm the train they call The City of New OrleansI'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done
. . . And the steel rails still ain't heard the newsThe conductor sings his song againThe passengers will please refrainThis train's got the disappearing railroad blues
I love Deirdre's photo, so full of the motion and power of a train. And as she commented, it's not an easy moment to capture. I think she did a wonderful job of it.
xo maureen from Cottage 960
snow train by SuperDewa