Day 152


August 25th, 2010

Who'd have thought the track was laid so recently?


  1. Terry from NJ says:

    Matt took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Thanks for bringing us all along with you, savor each one of those last steps.

  2. katzien in austin says:

    Hmmm, I’d prefer the road nearest the beach myself. ;-)

  3. Ned in NJ says:

    Great shot.

    Slowww dowwwwwn, Matt! Enjoy every last step !

  4. That rail line use to service the timbe industryr, but then it slowly declined and then an tourist excursion train went between Manzanita? and Tillamook. I think I have the towns right. Now that is no longer the case apparently. My husband just came to have a look, and said it looks like the area where we have some property. I have walked along those tracks myself.

    • Matt H. for Rockaway Or. says:

      Thats pretty much correct, the timber indust. did use it for awhile but we had a big storm wipe out a trestle north of Nehalem . The “Powers to be” decided that they wouldn’t fix the trestle. The “Fun Run” runs from Garibaldi to Rockaway Beach. Trains do not travel south of Garibaldi anymore. I did see a group of worker out work on cutting back the brush a few weeks ago, not sure what they were up to :P
      Matt Slow down a bit, I get off of work at 2…..I was hoping to beat you to Rockaway so I can say Hi as you pass thru LOL
      Congrats on making it this far!

  5. EDL in MN says:

    Alright! I believe it is fitting that we get some shots of some railroad track for our hobo(at least the appearance of walking the track)…
    I certainly don’t expect you to walk the rails. I have tried walking on train tracks and it is a tough walk. Not to mention pushing the cart and watching out for trains!

  6. Gigi says:

    The red caboose is waiting for you Matt. Nearly there..

  7. Janine says:

    Neat shot. Is that coastal fog in the background, or am I just excited?

  8. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says: that why you can take such close up shots then? The tracks are not used much any more or not at all. Don’t know why they would have replaced them like that and then not get much use out of them.

  9. someone says:

    Access rail to some business that gets infrequent deliveries?

  10. Scot says:

    “That’s what she said”!

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