Finding JZ0553

One of the things I love to do while I’m out exploring is finding the benchmarks around the area I’m checking out.  These marks have been in place for almost 70 years and I feel like they kind of connect you with a spot on the map and a bit of history of the place.   JZ0553 is no exception.  This benchmark is located on a massive railroad bridge hidden in the woods.  I had the opportunity to cross it while looking for the remnants of a 50 year old train derailment.  I found the remains too, but that’s another post 🙂

Here’s the details of JZ0553 on Geocaching.com

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Work Train

As I was out and about on the west side, check out this work train car I spotted.  I’m not sure what these are called, but I think it might be the same one I spotted over near the Becket plant on a siding last year.  It appears to have hydraulics on the side with the operator controls that perhaps are used to work spikes into the rail ties.

Another visit to the train crash

After having made several visits now, I talked Dee into getting some fresh air and going for a ride.  We headed back down so she could check out the train crash site for herself and then we could scope out some shoot locations.  The rail line has some awesome bridges, basically hidden in the woods.  I can’t wait to come down and do some actual shoots in this area!

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