Monday, November 1, 2010

Theme Day: Public Transportation


Welcome to another Theme Day here on CDP, this month's theme is Public Transportation. Here at the Santa Fe train depot we have an old 1950's Santa Fe Southern Railway "Dome Car." In the older days of train travel this would have been considered traveling first class. Travelers could enjoy the view sitting in the "dome" while other dined below. Every now and then I see this car go by my work usually full of tourist on a short trip to the historic Lamy station.


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25 comments:

Jilly said...

Oh yes, what a beautiful train. They don't make 'em like this anymore. A lovely post.

Cezar and Léia said...

Travel by train is mostly pleasant, when you can do it relaxed and appreciating nice landscapes...
God bless you!
Cezar

Steffe said...

I'd be up it that dome looking at the sights and taking photos I guess.

cieldequimper said...

I'd be one of those tourists given half the chance! Love the way you caught the dome with Santa Fe written on it and oh that sky! Typical All Saints weather here: dreary!

Farmchick said...

Beautiful old train.

Luis Gomez said...

Always liked this kind of trains!

B SQUARED said...

Sure wish we had better rail service. This was, and is, such a great way to "enjoy the ride."

pgogo said...

Nothing is like the old days. Good photo!

Sharon said...

I'm so glad that this train is still in use!

becky said...

Cool! One day I'm going to be a tourist & take that train ride! :)

Lynette said...

Great Theme Day post--superb photo. Mine is up at Portland Oregon Daily Photo; it’s a photo that I took on the MAX Light Rail last Saturday.

Lúcia said...

Beautiful train! Have you ever been inside? I'd love to be one of the tourists that have the chance to go on that shor trip!

Olivier said...

superbe ce train, il fait penser aux vieux gris français

Jarart said...

I haven't seen one of those cars in ages! I used to love to see them going by.

RedPat said...

I remember taking the train from Vancouver back to Toronto and spending time up in the dome through the Rockies. Fabulous way to travel but time-consuming!

Tracy said...

I love old trains. This one is fabulous. I must make a mental note to ride on it if I ever get to Santa Fe.

Kate said...

Fooled me. I thought you'd have a photo of the railrunner. Tomorrow's the big day. Under the knife at noon.

EG Wow said...

Love the train! Some day I'd love to cross Canada on Via Rail!

JM said...

That is a great design! Very cool entry.

Lisa Wilson said...

Great choice for today!

Joy said...

Wow! What a fantastic shot. Love the rail, love the sky, love the clouds.

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Josy said...

Very classy. :)

LD said...

Fantastic vintage train. I love that!

VP said...

As a kid I owned a Santa Fe to Somewhere Else toy train, I'm glad to see a real one now!

NYC In Photographs said...

Wow, the clouds look amazing in this shot!