Last weekend I went for a short weekend trip. Left Friday from work for a 3 hour drive north from where I live. The day was really nice for a drive, windows open and the radio playing, one of my favorite places to be.
This is a trip I have been planning for about eight months. Last summer I had taken a couple of day trips to North Conway and had even taken the shorter train trips that are offered from the station but I really wanted to take the five hour trip and the only way I could do that was to stay the night before to be at the station in time to board the train.
The ride is a 5 hour round trip to Crawford Station, right next to the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Station.
The ride has some amazing vistas to view and the conductor gives some history about the railway and the area as well.
One of the more noteworthy parts of the trip and history of the railway was the Frankenstein Trestle, named after cliff over which it spans.
I enjoyed my the train ride so much that I have already booked passage for mid October when the foliage is at its peak.
At the end of the day I went to a scenic view rest area up the road from my hotel and did some experimenting with my new cameras settings. The pic on the left is my favorite, the pic on the right is the same area and taken at about the same time just to show differences in exposures.
Thank you for reading.
June 29, 2014 at 11:12 pm
Great pics Forrest 🙂
I really like the Frankenstein Trestle shot.
Go figure lol
September 22, 2014 at 10:20 pm
These are such beautiful photos. I would love to take one of these train rides through the mountains someday. It just blows my mind how steep some of those tracks go up the mountain side. http://www.abrail.com/about-us/our-locations/edmonton/
September 23, 2014 at 1:40 am
Thank you, I enjoyed the trip and taking the pictures and going through them after the trip was fun.
December 11, 2014 at 1:43 am
This looks like so much fun! I’ve heard a few interesting theories about the stimulation of train rides. The article I read was about an author who argued that the motion allowed him to be more creative than when he was in his house. Did you experience any sort of creative juice from your ride?