Beneath The Train Shed
December 18, 2015
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In St. Louis, Missouri the train shed is relatively quiet.
And relics of a time gone by, the elegant dining and passenger cars, still sit proudly along the rails, and they shine where the day’s light comes through the shed. But gone is the hustle and rush of passengers eager to find their train and be on their way. Gone are the mingled sense of steam and scents of coal and oil and diesel smoke. And gone are all the sounds of a busy rail hub, the din of powerful engines pushing and pulling, and railcars rolling and coupling, the shouts of conductors, and the welcoming words of porters, and gone are all of the myriad emotions of the passengers coming and going.
Now the railcars sit quiet and await an occasional excursion. But they still shine and show the elegance of a era that once was.
Music: “Wabash Cannonball,” played on a Tanglewood Java Parlour guitar. Garageband.