Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Winter Sunset from Yesteryear: for Skywatch Friday

These two, tall water pumps used for refilling steam engines are no longer there, and this photo taken in the early 60's, is a reminder of changing times. However the beauty of a winter sunset prevails throughout the decades. Below, another sunset on a reminder of vintage railroad days, a caboose. Happy Skywatch Friday to all!

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My appreciative thanks to Sandy, Klaus, Ivar, Wren and Fishing Guy for hosting Sky Watch Friday .

33 comments:

Deborah Godin said...

What train-lover (like me) doesn't miss cabooses (cabice?)

Steffi said...

Nice pictures and great choice of a SWF!

vincibene said...

Beautiful pictures with great colors!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The only cabooses I've see lately have been at museums. Sad, isn't it? Beautiful skies, though!

Anne-Berit said...

Great photos whith nice colours.

imac said...

Wonderful shots.

Photo Cache said...

Some beautiful snaps you showed today. Happy weekend.

Quiet Paths said...

There is somethin' about trains... that is one glorious sky.

SandyCarlson said...

Now and then shots are neat to see. Thanks for these. What a beautiful place all the time and for all time.

BABOOSHKA said...

Yesteryear is glorious

Rune said...

Very beautiful color in this photos.

Arija said...

The heady days of steam are unfortunately past. Nice to see at least that we still have lovely colours in the sky.

Denise said...

Hello Ann, lovely photos for SWF. Thanks for sharing them.

Ms. Hays said...

Great Sunset Colors!

Alan said...

Great sunset shots! I especially like the train one. Have a great weekend!

Connie said...

These are great sky pictures.

dAwN said...

oh oh oh...i love the colors...sooo nice...
thanks..

Grammy said...

What an amazing view. I love all the color.
Have a great week
Grammy
Missouri, USA

Lilli & Nevada said...

great photo and color

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Lovely shots - such beautiful colours.

Mary said...

Both lovely! Isn't it nice that as man-made things disappear, nature remains as beautiful as ever?

theArthurClan said...

I love both of your shots...the train was in really cool!

PJ said...

Beautiful pink skies are a favorite of mine and I love the train car.

Dewdrop said...

I love the terrific colors. So interesting how things change with time.

Rose said...

Nice pictures--they really have a mood to them. And to think they were taken when I was just a kid!

Wren said...

Like very slow time-lapse photography. Great skywatches.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Love the colors in the sky in both pics. I think that caboose is a great foreground to the backround.
:-)

Pearl Maple said...

Simply beautiful photos full of colourful skies for sky watch friday, thanks for sharing with us all.

Becky and Gary said...

Back to the good old 60"s. Gary and I are avid train watchers, and these old water spouts certainly have disappeared from the landscape. The caboose is a thing of the past too, and it's a good thing someone had the forethought to keep many of these around on display. Your picture must have been taken around Christmas. I can see a wreath hanging on the cupola window.
We recently got a DVD from Trains Magazine all about the CN Railway. It is VERY interesting.
Thanks Ann for letting me know about this site. I forget it is here. I'll follow it from now on.
Have a great week-end.
B.

bobbie said...

Both of these photos are beauties! Nothing like a winter sunset.

floreta said...

amazing shots! i love sky colors.

Carmi said...

I so very much miss cabooses. They were such romantic exclamation points on an already romantic mode of travel. Those flashing little data boxes just aren't the same.

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