Roundhouse

In boxing a roundhouse is a big punch. Jackson’s former economic big punch was its railroads. There is a good article about Jackson’s rail history (with pictures) by my friend Ken Wyatt at
http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2012/06/peek_through_time_central_
Add rail.html to the above link. Word press doesn’t like long URLs.

Pat and I went with the intention of trying to see if anything remained of the Jackson roundhouse where her grandfather had worked. We were able to find some remains of the roundhouse; the circular foundation and tracks leading out. To our delight we also were able to see much more. The surrounding warehouses are still in use (mostly by trucking companies) and many of the tracks still haul freight. There was an intrinsic beauty in both the history of the ground we walked on as well as the beauty that remains in the aging infrastructure. These are just a few of yesterday’s shots; more later (Do notice the windshield wipers on the side window of the blue caboose!)

Caboose Window

Caboose Window

Changing Tracks

Changing Tracks

Tied In

Tied In

Spikes (from a large pile)

Spikes (from a large pile)

2 Comments on “Roundhouse

  1. Great shots! I still love the pile of spikes. A good way to provide a link is to copy the link to the web page, highlight the word(s) readers can click, and then use the “link” tool that is in the top row of buttons just above the area where you are writing. Paste the URL in the top box.

    • Thanks for the comments and the tip.

      Julie

      “Not all who wander are lost.” – Tolkien See my photoblog at juliemariepics.com

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