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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-06-01 04:37
Subject: [photos] Trains and the Child
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Tags:child, photos, portland, trains
the_child and I shot some derelict railway equipment during our father-daughter day on Saturday. This is rolling stock and equipment associated with the Portland Traction Railway, a very small spur line in this area which runs active freight and passenger excursion operations.

Some photos:





Note the yellow jackets nesting inside the engine.




The sign on the building reads "O. W. P. & Ry. Co. Substation 1905"


I believe this is one of the Great Northern Pullmans I photographed in NE Portland several years ago.


As usual, more at the Flickr set.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-06-01 13:19 (UTC)
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I can't believe how big she's gotten.

Tell me about it...
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Jay Lake: child-paper_dad
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-06-01 14:07 (UTC)
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You know how much I love her art...
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Rhonda Parrish
User: rhondaparrish
Date: 2009-06-01 14:42 (UTC)
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Those are some cool pictures :) I really like the one of her jumping from the train as well as the third one from the bottom.

I stole your photo safari idea and my daughter appears to have caught the photo bug and is desperate to go out and take more pictures. Thank you. I'd been looking for something active that we could do together and this seems to be a great fit.
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Jay Lake: child-laughing
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-06-01 14:46 (UTC)
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She took the third one from the bottom, actually. :D

I've also hauled her off to places like abandoned missile silos to do this kind of stuff. It's a lot of fun. I'm glad you guys did it.

Digital cameras are so wonderful for kids.
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Rhonda Parrish
User: rhondaparrish
Date: 2009-06-01 21:56 (UTC)
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I'm really looking forward to going to some interesting places with Dani, yesterday we didn't make it out of the backyard, but it was still loads of fun :)

Our Friday plans are to go to a baseball game (with cameras). Danica passed on going to a movie and a slumber party with two of her best friends to go to the game and take pictures. I think she's pretty hooked :)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-06-02 00:13 (UTC)
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Have fun with the baseball...
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Coffee-based Lifeform
User: chiefted
Date: 2009-06-01 15:56 (UTC)
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Great pictures. Now of the geeky question.

I figured out its a center cab locomotive but which one?
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