Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Rochester Postcard Project Day 27
It appeared as if they were setting up a long trail of cars for a journey out west, or south - who knows. Anyway, it was interesting to watch the dance of back and forth, switch tracks, lock onto a set of cars and repeat. I watched this for a good hour or so.
As I mentioned, my maternal grandfather had a passion for this. He worked the railroad for a while during the depression and it stayed in his veins for life. I remember is small train set set up in his home when I was a boy and it fascinated me. I have two little train set buildings, my mom and dad have one of my grandfathers and my uncle Walt has his own setup too.
This is not a love of beauty or aesthetic or style, just for a way of life that I drew this scene. The railroad did have its own set of aesthetic too but here it is just remembering my grandpa