|Gort awaits our return to the right..........|
|Bottle or Torpedo car that hauled molten pig iron|
|One of the few times I will show my mug.|
|Bottle car is now and armored tree car. Super protection for this little tree....|
|Another Bottle or Torpedo car. THICK iron and HUGE rivets.|
|Larger bottle or torpedo car. It hauled molten pig iron in the steel making process.|
I grudgingly turned Thirty Eight today. I feel Twenty at most, but time marches on I suppose. After a great breakfast and a wonderful birthday present and gourmet cupcakes. The better half and I went out to do a little urban exploration. I had a perfect site in mind. It not only has the abandoned train above, but a skeleton of a steel plant shown below. The site was used for a TV series for several scenes.
The abandoned train was a great find. The cars date from the 1940s through the 1960s. Most appear to have been unused for quite some time.
Further down the same tracks, there is a skeleton of a steel yard. The concrete frame had a few window frames and the gantry crane and not much else. No idea when it opened or when it closed down.