Thursday, October 2, 2014

What I Did On My Summer Vacation - Part 5: Weatherly Trainworks

After spending a couple of days at Camp Poyntelle, I decided to head over to the thriving metropolis of Albrightsville to visit my cousin Lisa. I hadn't seen her since my visit last year, and I've noticed her photography getting a lot better lately. She'd been after me to come visit so we could go shooting so, naturally, I accepted the invite.

Lisa had forwarded me no less than two dozen locales where she wanted to take me, but the sad reality was that there really are only so many hours in a day, so we would have to select from the ever expanding list she'd sent me. For our first stop, we decided on the Weatherly Trainworks in Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find much information online about the train works, and there's nothing available on site. What I do know about it is that I was surprised to learn that it's absolutely open and, considering that, I was equally surprised that there weren't more people (only Lisa and I were there). Considering the state of the site, I would've expected it to be closed to the public, as this place doesn't suffer a shortage of hazards.

To say it was abandoned would be a profound understatement. More than abandoned, the place stands in a state of complete ruin. There are temples in Greece that are in better condition than this place. 

Which, if you think about it, is perfect for the kinds of things I like to shoot:

It would've been nice if there were more trains on site but, considering that the place is abandoned, I guess it's no surprise that they were taken away, for the most part, long ago. What was left, though, allowed for some cool photos of something that progress has pushed to the side...

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