February 19, 2009

rail port, Point Richmond

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photo by Donald Kinney

Freight cars, having chugged up-and-down mountains and across verdant plains all the way across the country, had one final obstacle -- San Francisco Bay...

Loading freight-cars from dry land to a wishy-washy barge must have been kind of tricky...   Of course those were the days when the United States actually manufactured goods, instead of getting most everything shipped in from Asia.

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Deborah Godin said...

I hope trains never disappear from our mode of life, such mystique, romance!

photowannabe said...

Times have really changed. I like the interesting architecture in this shot.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

I likr thr linrs also your header is a great shot! :D

Tomate Farcie said...

Trains are cool. Wish we had more of them. Ships are cool, too.
Importing everything from China, er.. not so cool :(

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