Monday, February 7, 2011

Ms. Dancy's Trains

My good friend Leighton Dancy recently travelled to the time warp of a town that is Galveston, TX to photograph the abandoned railcars of this once stately city. Long ago the capital of The Republic of Texas and one of the busiest ports in the nation, Galveston was all but destroyed by a hurricane in 1900 and never fully recovered from the storm. The natural disaster remains the deadliest in American history. So, I don't know when these trains stopped running (I'd imagine probably not until the 50s), but in many ways they've gone the same way of the city that began its deterioration over 100 years ago. Beautiful work Leighton.









5 comments:

janette said...

nice photos. decrepit elegance

mllr said...

perfect!

Anonymous said...

WOW fantastic evocative photos brings back the haunted train dreams again. brucifer

Panzano+Partners said...

Awesome! Love these!

Beth said...

Visting these trains was one of my favorite things to do as a child growing up in the Galveston area. Thanks for the memories!

 
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