Making Tracks

In northern Portugal, before locks and hydro electric projects, the railroads carried Port and people.  The old cars sit abandoned on sidings and stations in the river valley.  The lady of vineyards, Ferreira, also the matron of all growth in the valley had the railroad build two private stations in her vineyards.  Transporting port in Portugal solved! The arched railroad trestle reflects the setting sun and greets the Duro express.

Across the river a glimpse of a new and faster train that travels from the coast to the inland cities.  The transition from museum to contemporary is inclined to be accompanied by a loss of nostalgia.  The graffiti points to other possibilities.  Trains might even make a come-back.  A vista on the landscape that neither car nor plane can capture. Imagine tracking destinations!






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