Day 129

A railroad remnant

August 2nd, 2010

Can you spot it?


  1. Marshall in RVA says:

    I found it.

  2. Roy Hornsby says:

    hmm beats me Marshall, where is it?

  3. Candice in Alabama says:

    I’m not sure what I’m supposed to see. I do see a pole with maybe a cross-bar. What’s it supposed to be? How is it associated with a railroad?

  4. tim says:

    don’t see it

  5. Gigi says:

    Is it the pole forlornly standing cause it lost its railroad crossing sign?

  6. Saun in Ohio says:

    Is it the pole with the cross bar? hmmm………

  7. Ted in Montana says:

    It’s on the bottom left of the picture. We have a few around here also

  8. Tom from Montana says:

    I think it is a railroad spike. A large ‘nail’ that was used to hold the track to the cross tie. It is just to the right of the tall weed in the foreground and very hard to see.

    • Candice in Alabama says:

      I’m green, but not that green. I know what a snipe hunt is! :) Okay – well I’m green enough to Flickr Zoom to Original and TRY to see it! :)

  9. MN Roxanne says:

    very sneaky Matt… but I see the pole hiding in the bushes/weeds….

  10. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    It’s the pole in there. Matt snapped several pics of those back in MN. He spots those babies from miles away it seems.
    As far as the spike in the lower left corner? All I see is black pavement.

  11. AZ Bob says:

    Aside from all the discussion about the pole — Matt is walking on the remnant OF the railroad — the raised trail he is on is right smack on top of the grade and ballast that the rails were built on. I’m just sayin… :)

  12. Jeff in Joisy says:

    Railroad Remnints return.

  13. GardenStater says:

    AZ Bob: That was my first thought, but I think I see an old telegraph pole sticking up in the center background. I live along an abandoned RR track (trains haven’t run since the mid-60s), and we still have a few telegraph poles standing among the weeds.

    As to the spike, I’m not seeing it.

  14. scott mac says:

    Look at 3 and 9 o’clock on the photo – I see a possible stretch of track if you mentally connect behind the bushes in the center. This would also align with the grey pole.
    I think it is early for budding Mary Jane.
    Or so I’ve read

  15. Janine says:

    It’s a telegraph pole, no?

  16. Don in Tennessee says:

    Try the MORSE CODE and see if you can send a message to Western Union.

    Matt has really had a great eye with and without the camera.

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