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Monday, June 29, 2009

Oregon Electric Railway Co., 1903-1945

There are treasures everywhere you look, and this one sits by the side of Marine Drive, unattached to a museum or institution of any kind. It's one of the hardest things I've photographed so far for the Astoria, Oregon, Daily Photo blog, only because you can't get to some of the angles, and because of the rotting bamboo fence around it. I would like to have shown the wheels, and I would like to have shown the lettering on the side more clearly. It says, "Oregon Electric Railway Co." and "1903 - 1945." It's been preserved with a brand new coat of paint. This was the best single photo I could come up with.

This caboose may have nothing to do with Astoria's history, but may have been acquired by local railroading enthusiasts.

10 comments:

Marie Reed said...

It delightful! The fence gives it charm and is definitely not an eyesore! It adds so much to the shot! Funny that they woud give it a new coat of paint yet not worry about the fence though!

PS. Your link doesn't work over at Ruby Tuesday! You might want to pop it in again:)I just knew where to find you!

Sean said...

I would love one of these in my back garden - delightful.

Small City Scenes said...

I like an old caboose. I miss them on the freight trains that roll through here. I remember seeing them used as diners many years ago. MB

Don and Krise said...

Talk about having the coolest yard art in town! I would love to own that.

cieldequimper said...

It looks like a little house!

amanda (my new blog) said...

That is very cool Sheryl, we have a travel town here in LA full of old trains to explore, it is such fun. Sweetie just so you know your link on Ruby is the link back to RT not to your own page, just thought to tell you.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Little red caboose,
nobody needs you these days—
may you rest in peace.

My Ruby Tuesday

Jacob said...

I like stairs, fences, old barns, doors, churches, and I especially like trains of all types...cabooses are best!

You did great, Sheryl!

Greyscale Territory said...

The windows almost seem like small wondows of a house! Amazing, intriguing design!

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

Great photo!

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