Sands and Rails

Sands and Rails

Sands and Rails

 

Few things have had as big of an impact on the American West as have railroads.  In many ways they have defined the west.  Countless towns and cities owe their existence to the rail roads.  Today they have lost the importance that they one had but they still make me wonder.  I wonder what it was like before the rail roads.  I wonder how difficult it must have been to build them.

This image was taken in a remote part of Utah that was 60 miles or more from any form of civilization.   I was stuck by the stark western landscape and the iconic train running through it.  The clouds added an ominous look and heightened the feeling of isolation.

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