Train to Nowhere (out on the Prairies)

Prairie train #1, Lethbridge County, Alberta © J. Ashley Nixon

Prairie train #1, Lethbridge County, Alberta
© J. Ashley Nixon

There was lying snow in the ditches but on Jan 25, 2015 it was bright and uncannily warm. A wind was blowing like a stream train, hard off the Rockies. We were travelling to a hockey tournament in Picture Butte, Lethbridge County in Alberta when I came across this train on an unused stretch of overgrown track.  The views of the machine, its undercarriage and springs caught my attention, especially when set against the Prairie wheat fields and bales of straw.

Prairie train #2, Lethbridge County, Alberta © J. Ashley Nixon

Prairie train #2, Lethbridge County, Alberta
© J. Ashley Nixon

Processing was kept simple in Lightroom but I liked the monochrome look for these images. A few were developed using Split Tone 1 and the remainder with B&W Look 1.

My recommended pairing (viewing & listening): Train to Nowhere by Savoy Brown. Released on the album Blue Matter (1969).

For more of these images from Canada, please visit J. Ashley Nixon Photography

Prairie train #3, Lethbridge County, Alberta © J. Ashley Nixon

Prairie train #3, Lethbridge County, Alberta
© J. Ashley Nixon

 

About NixonsCan

World-travelled ecologist interested in energy, food & water challenges, photography, poetry and music.
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