Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Dead railroad signal, Hoover Nature Trail, West Branch, Iowa

Over the past year, I've gotten quite into walking rail-to-trail conversions, of which there are many scattered all over this country.  As long as we have let our railroads die, we might as well benefit in the form of lovely long trails through city, town, and countryside.  Sometimes, old fragments of the prior life of such a trail remains, such as this now quite defunct signal beside the Hoover trail near West Branch, Iowa.