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January 7, 2014 § 3 Comments

“It’s not getting from A to B. It’s not the beginning or the destination that counts. It’s the ride in between…This train is alive with things that should be seen and heard. It’s a living, breathing something — you just have to want to learn its rhythm.”  – David Baldacci

 

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Sierra Buttes

Sierra Buttes

http://www.summitpost.org/sierra-buttes/251920

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“…what thrills me about trains is not their size or their equipment but the fact that they are moving, that they embody a connection between unseen places.”  – Marianne Wiggins

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Sierra Buttes from NNE

Sierra Buttes from NNE

http://www.summitpost.org/sierra-buttes-from-the-nne-a/7601

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“The restlessness and the longing, like the longing that is in the whistle of a faraway train. Except that the longing isn’t really in the whistle—it is in you.”  – Meindert DeJong

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Sierra Buttes night

Sierra Buttes night

http://letamarie.com/photos/?attachment_id=115

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“I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment I know where I am going.”  – Anna Funder

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“It’s been my experience that most folk who ride trains could care less where they’re going. For them it’s the journey itself and the people they meet along the way. You see, at every stop this train makes, a little bit of America, a little bit of your country, gets on and says hello. That’s why trains are so popular at Christmas. People get on to meet their country over the holidays. They’re looking for some friendship, a warm body to talk to. People don’t rush on a train, because that’s not what trains are for. How do you put a dollar value on that? What accounting line does that go on?”  – David Baldacci

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