East Broad Top - The Current Chapter

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East Broad Top - The Current Chapter
Posted by mfmalk on Thursday, May 18, 2017 3:52 PM

http://thetracksidephotographer.com/2017/05/18/inside-the-ebt/

 

Follow the link above to my just-released photo essay about the East Broad Top RR.

I'm sometimes asked what my photographic personal project is, until now its been under wraps. But now not anymore...

I welcome comments, corrections, or feedback.

Enjoy,

Matthew

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Posted by MidlandMike on Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:50 PM

Thanks for helping keeping the memory alive.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:47 PM

Great stuff Maestro, magnificent and melancholy, with a real "life after people" mysteriousness to it.  Reminds me a bit of the Joyce Kilmer poem, "The House With Nobody In It."

https://allpoetry.com/The-House-With-Nobody-In-It

Read the poem everyone, and see if you agree. 

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Friday, May 19, 2017 5:51 AM

Wow, a sad commentary on what was, what is and what could be.

Maestro, keep up the fight.

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Posted by 54light15 on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:40 AM

Thank you so much for that. Sometimes I wish the world was black and white like that. And yes Firelock, I agree. 

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Posted by mfmalk on Saturday, May 20, 2017 6:47 AM

Thank you all for your comments left here as well as under the essay, and the emails my way. The East Broad Top is my all-time favorite railroad, I want only the very best for it. To this day, visiting is an addiction I cannot break. When the alarm clock goes off at ungodly hours of the morning I can't get out of bed fast enough. At the end of a long day of shooting I don't want to leave. It is my photographic personal project; I anticipate my next return.

Matthew

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:05 AM

I know just how you feel Matthew, I feel the same way about Valley Forge, whenever I'm in the area I just can't stay away from the place, I must have been there at least 20 times by now.  Can't tell you why either, something keeps pulling me back there time and time again.

And no, I don't believe I died there in a previous life!  I DO get an interesting vibe from the place I can't explain however.

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