Then in the distance I heard the unmistakable call of a train and experience told me it would soon be causing a bit of a ruckus here on the Charles. I positioned my boat just downstream of the bridge and waited as the unseen mass of diesel power approached. Then it emerged from behind the hill and stepped lightly across the river as if 3 locomotives totaling 9,000 horsepower could do such a thing...
CSX units 6247, 6214, and 6236 pulled 50 freight cars across the river as they made their way from Framingham back to Readville.
After the last car cleared the bridge...
Not a lot of trash...
Writing this post I'm reminded that on this day 200 years ago Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, MA. One of my favorite Thoreau quotes is from Walden (Economy):
"Above all, as I have implied, the man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off."
Managed to stumble on your blog, what a fantastic adventure and kudos for helping the environment! Keep up the great posts and keep paddling!
Hello Jessi, Thanks for dropping in. Regards, Al
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