Sunset Train

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Matt Grigsby
Matt Grigsby was born and raised in Redding but has often felt he should have been born in Italy. By day he's a computer analyst toiling for the public good and by night he searches airline websites for great travel deals. His interests include books, movies, prowling thrift shops for treasure and tricking his friends into cooking for him. One day he hopes to complete his quest in finding the best gelato shop in Italy.
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4 Responses

  1. Avatar `AJacoby says:

    You put 'train anywhere in the title, its guaranteed that Im going to look at it. That is an interesting shot . . . and really unique. And doesn't it make you wonder how a "COTTON BELT" engine ever made it's way to a track in Redding?

  2. Avatar Matt Grigsby says:

    I'm glad you enjoyed the photo! I do indeed wonder what journey a Cotton Belt engine took to pass through Redding. I also wonder how long she's been wandering the tracks because she looks like she's seen better days.

  3. Avatar `AJacoby says:

    I understand it's all part of a conglomerate conspiracy, but I whist back to the days when you could expect to see Southern Pacific cars on S.P. tracks and Santa Fe units on Santa Fe tracks, etc. Back in the day (that was when we lived in caves) since we lived near the SP tracks, it was a thrill to spot an occasional Great Northern RR (mountain goat) car or a Canadian Pacific (maple leaf) in amongst the Southern Pacific (tracks disappearing into the sunset) cars.

  4. Avatar Sunny says:

    Great shot of the train with the sun, makes me think it could have been taken back in the 40s