Shadow of hand operated railroad switch stand, Uxbridge
Last Friday my husband and I visited the York-Durham Railway station in Uxbridge.
Hand operated railroad switch stand
The yellow handle moves the...
Rod from switch stand to tracks
Where tracks move to change direction of train
moves the rail causing trains....
to turn onto the desired tracks.
I am linking to Shadow Shot Sunday 2 HERE.
The pump shadow stands so imposing, almost regal. We should be loyal to what it stands for.
pretty amazing that switch can do that. :)
Like in good old times !
Amazing and what an interesting post for the day along with great shadows!! Like in the good old days!! Amazing indeed!!
the first shot looks like a male and female about to dance with each other, reaching out their hands.. i love the one of the rod that switches.. these are wonderful
Cool shadow captures! The first shot is my favorite. Not many hand operated items around nowadays!
Awesome pictures! I love trains and we hear them pass close by all the time. Something about the light, and the color, they just pop out, and are so beautiful. I don't think I have ever seen one of these railroad switches before. Is this the old fashioned way, now how is it done? Is it done from the train itself?
Just like the Lionel set I enjoyed as a kid. :-)
I think my parents visited that years ago.
I've sort of wondered what the switch looked like and how it worked, but not enough to find out...
Now I know!
Very interesting shots.
We love trains and always watch as they go by. Neat shadow and sun photos.
A great place to learn about changing course!!!...:)JP
I sure miss hearing the train that use to run up through the valley. Nice photos of the rails and the switch.
I love Uxbridge and your photos are lovely and informative. The first shadow of the switch puts me in mind of Olive Oil walking with her mink stole over her shoulders, her long neck and head sporting a tiny pillbox hat.
Great to see this railroad equipment. Not much of it around these days.
Looks like some light snow framing the switch and carriages. The snow has a pretty effect on the setting. Amazing that the switch can be operated manually. It looks as if it would take some persistent strength. Fascinating photos.
How interesting. Is it still being used?
I love that the shadows add a delicate detail ti the switches and tracks made out of gold hard iron, The metal makes the trains work better, the shadows make the softer. Nice!
That all looks so interesting. Great photos up close at the railway tracks.
Great photos, I love these trains, awesome!!
Fabulous shots! I do love trains and anything to do with them. :-))
Very cool, EG! I had no idea this was in Uxbridge.
I can't believe you still have a real train there!
I love the railroad!! Great series of shadow shots!
The motion of one hand can move an entire train. Simple but effective.
I love old train stuff, I love new train stuff for that matter. How come they don't have museums showing new train stuff?
That's pretty neat! My grandpa was just showing me how that worked a couple months ago!
Fascinating era in technology. Steam punk!
ALOHA and Happy New Year from Honolulu
The York-Durham Railway station is wery interesting:-)
Ah, the good ol' days. I've always been wary of the ol' "switcheroo"!
Amazing the power of some things, you might not even think about, until you take time to understand them! very nice captures too!
Love these details!
Can't imagine being responsible for operating that switch!
I love visiting places like this and the first shot is my favourite.
Just a hint of snow mixed with the shadows to mark a perfect start to 2015!
Shadowy Blue Window
This is something I never paid attention. Glad you posted on the subject. Very cool!
Shadows soften the cold, utilitarian objects, which move larger, heavier objects, and enhance their sturdy beauty.
Hubby adores trains. Love the patterns!
it is rather regal isnt it
interesting post :)
Lovely shadows. Love the pump. My granddad had one in his yard I always played with as a kid.
Great shadow shots!
a beautiful piece of machinery. :)
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