Saturday, October 7, 2017

Paso Robles: A Train Runs through It

The Amtrak Train Stops in Paso Robles


Of course to get to the station, the train needs to pass through the city. While in the city it crosses some busy streets, often during rush hour. In the photo below, it's leaving town going south. I'm not sure why that boxcar is sitting there looking lonely. 

Paso Robles: A Train Runs through It

On this October afternoon I decided to chase it south on foot to try to get more of it in the photo. The background around the track isn't very pretty in that direction. Trains often do run through some ugly places. Actually, the view from the train is probably better than the view following the train under all the wires. Most of the wires in this town are above ground and it's really difficult not to get them into photos. This could have been a better picture if I'd been able to run fast enough to capture the train when it got past the wires. 

Paso Robles: A Train Runs through It

I'm spontaneous. I got to the parking lot by the station just as the train was leaving. If I'd thought to look at a schedule I might have planned to be in the right place in time to get the photo I really wanted. But, no. I hadn't even expected the train to come through while I was there. I'd come to document the way the street had been modified to accommodate the new parking area. 

Here's the station the train just left. I can't remember ever seeing the depot open, but maybe I just always happen to come after hours. 

Paso Robles: A Train Runs through It


Get it on a postcard from Zazzle. This is more of an overview and shows you a bit of Velta Circle on the right. The buses circle around it. This photo was taken on a winter day. 


The Train Is Arriving on Its Way North


This train is about to stop at the depot to drop off and pick up passengers.

Paso Robles: A Train Runs through It
Amtrak Train Headed Toward Train Station, © B. Radisavljevic


Take a peak inside while the door is open.

Paso Robles: A Train Runs through It: A Photo Essay
A Peak Inside the Train, © B. Radisavljevic


Here are the passengers about to get on.

Paso Robles: A Train Runs through It: A Photo Essay
Passengers Preparing to Board Train in Paso Robles, © B. Radisavljevic


The Train Crosses Busy Paso Robles Steets


Here's one crossing 10th Street now, headed south toward the station.

Paso Robles: A Train Runs through It: A Photo Essay
Cars Waiting for Train to Pass, © B. Radisavljevic


Finally, it got across. The drivers can resume their way across town. Well, they can as soon as that gate goes back up.

Paso Robles: A Train Runs through It: A Photo Essay
The Last Car Is Crossing at 10th Street, © B. Radisavljevic


Let's watch it head the two blocks toward the station.

Paso Robles: A Train Runs through It: A Photo Essay
The Train Is Almost to the Paso Robles Station, Getting Ready to Stop. © B. Radisavljevic


Now let's watch it leave the station on its way north.


Paso Robles: A Train Runs through It: A Photo Essay
The Train Is about to Head North from the Depot, © B. Radisavljevic


This photo used on these products was taken in autumn. Use one to tag your luggage when you pack for your train trip. Or get this deck of cards to play with while you wait for the train to arrive or when you travel through those ugly parts of town or after dark.








Here's a poster with a different orientation from a photo taken on a dreary winter day.




Now the train is gone, the gate is up, and you can proceed to whatever you need to do next.


Paso Robles: A Train Runs through It: A Photo Essay
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Are you a train aficionado? Do you like to watch them? Do you ride them? Or do you consider them an annoyance when they stop traffic or wake you up at night as they pass through near your home?  Would you like to know more about trains and train travel? Here's some help from Amazon.




Watch a Forklift Reacher Truck
Load a Lumber Truck. 
 
You might also enjoy a previous post I wrote after visiting the freight area where a train had left a lot of lumber. I stumbled onto the scene just as a forklift was loading the lumber trucks and I got a video and some photos. Watch a Forklift Reacher Truck Load a Lumber Truck.  This photo is not in that post. I created it for this link.




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