Today's Train of Thought comes to us from Alaska. That's right- Land of the Midnight Sun, Sarah Palin, Lisa Kelly and yodeller/songwriter Jewel.
Photo- John Burcham
Do I have your attention? Okay...I'm going to ramble on about railroads for a little bit, so feel free to scroll back to these images if your attention starts to wander.
Railpictures.net contributor Dave Blaze captured this image of Alaska Railroad's Hurricane Turn flagstop train, powered by a pair of Budd RDCs (Rail-Diesel Cars, basically self-propelled passenger cars) as they creep across the 300ft high Hurricane Gulch trestle at Hurricane, Alaska in September 2008. By the end of December, all of Alaska's vintage Budd RDC's had been withdrawn from service and were awaiting disposition.