The railroad meets a rural highway or city street.  Interests blend, depending on the circumstances: tracks crossing the lonely road or a scene set in urban stillnesses, or some other scenic setting. 

And there is always either the prospect of a distant headlight; or the forlorn enjoyment  of history -- of viewing tracks waiting to be ripped up and crossing signs, taken down.

Some of the photos in this section go back considerably before digital cameras and any public thought of an Internet.  With so many car miles traveled, I frequently do not remember the location or date of the image.  Such is the case here.  The farm buildings, bare trees, slightly bending lonely road and dramatic sky add much interest to the railroad crossing view. 


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