Minocqua Trestle

This old trestle is the centerpiece of Lake Minocqua in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. As a major logging town at the turn of the 20th Century, this was a major route in and out of the area including the town of Minocqua. Later the trains brought vacationers escaping from the heat of the bigContinue reading “Minocqua Trestle”

Kansas City Union Station

Here is another photo from Kansas City’s Crown Center Hotel (see previous post). I took this late enough that there were very few cars in the parking lot. Also, it was very nice of the Union Station people to use interesting red lights on the building. This is a three shot HDR photo using aContinue reading “Kansas City Union Station”

Minocqua Trestle

The Minocqua train trestle is one of my favorite landmarks in the area. In the 50’s and 60’s you could hear the trains coming from miles away and watch the locomotives break through the trees to cross the bridge. Today it the trail head for the Bearskin Trail. https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Northwoods/i-jHMpWBL/A

Burlington Zeypher

The Burlington Zephyr or Pioneer Zephyr entered service in 1934 and continued until 1960 running in the MIdwest. The Zephyr now resides at St. Louis’s Museum of Transportation. All digital photos are color. Post processing was used to tone the photo and convert to black and white. Most of this was done with Lightroom.

Kirkwood Station

The holidays mean travel to meet friends and family and nothing signifies travel better that Kirkwood Missouri’s train station. I drove to Kirkwood late in the afternoon to photograph the station at sunset. This photo was taken well after sunset and the resulting photo was dark with a few highlights showing. However, I used theContinue reading “Kirkwood Station”