Photos of Home 9-21-2013

For those who have never been to the United States, I’m taking photos of where I live and posting them. 

Arcadia 9212013

This is the Arcadia restaurant in downtown.

This picture of the Ashland train station shows evidence of the Jim Crow era of the country. If you note there were two entrance doors to the station. One side was the ‘colored’ side and the other was for the ‘whites.’ Inside the station, which has been converted to a visitor’s center, the ticket offices were connected by a short hallway and were closed off on the ‘colored’ side by glass and bars. 

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This is a shot from the southern side of Downtown Ashland looking south along the former RF&P railroad. Things are busy with a flow of CSX freight trains and Amtrak passenger trains.  Close to 30-40 trains a day rumble through this little town.

Richmond Farmer's Market 9212013

This is a small section of the Downtown Farmer’s Market. Felt a little sketchy even though it is one of the oldest in the state. Next time I’ll do some of the rural ones.

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An image looking at the Richmond skyline from the east side of town. In the next couple weeks I’ll add some from the west side and the Fan area. 

8-3-2013 Train Pics

Q405 leads the parade. Amtrak P077 and P194 and Z702 were in the mix but not photographed. 




Q409 was exactly 2 blocks behind 405. P077 was running yellow brick road behind 409 and called up the dispatcher to find out which Freight they were running behind.




Rock Train power at Verdon. I’m sure one pair was set for the eastbound loaded train and the other came in on the westbound empties.