Train Station

By: Jconnphoto

Jan 21 2011

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Category: Architecture, Season, Transportation


Focal Length:35mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 40D


Photo blog day 161, January 21, 2011

Another small snow storm last night left us with a 6″ blanket of fresh white beautiful snow. I am certain everyone in New England and then some is posting images of snowscapes, but that’s ok. I will just add mine to the list. I stopped by my Grandmother’s house today to pick up a box of old cameras left from my Grandfather. On my way there I swung through the center of East Longmeadow looking for interesting scenes. Seeing the quaint train station (click here for an old picture) there I knew I had to grab a shot. This is the historic East Longmeadow RailRoad Station it was used for moving rock from any of the nearby quarries like the well known Red Stone Quarry (click here for my Quarry post) and brown stone from other quarries. The Rail Road has been abandond since at least 1986 when the last train went through. In 2005 funding for The Red Stone Rail Trail was given to the town and construction was scheduled to start in fall 2006 (it has now been completed and the trail is 1.6 miles long). The sky was just stunning, after a morning of snow and an early afternoon of thick cloud cover with some sun breaking through every now and again, the saturated blue was a welcome sight. Despite requests to move it, the train station still stands in its original spot.  Yay!  Happy Friday!


2 comments on “Train Station”

  1. great picture

  2. I have been thinking about shooting the E.L. station. I think doing it in the snow was a good idea to make the most of a setting that is otherwise a little hard to dress up.

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