Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Harper's Ferry, West Virginia 

Early in December I spent a day in Harper's Ferry and would like to share some of the photographs from that visit this week.

Harper's Ferry was a key center of transportation and industry at the time of the Civil War and the town changed hands several times. On the morning I arrived, the town was occupied by Union reenactors.

The railroad trestle in the picture above is in active use, but all was quiet in the morning except for this lone soldier walking under the tracks. The Shenandoah River is just behind the trestle, and on the other side of the river a high bluff, known as Loudoun Heights rises over the town. The sun was just clearing the top of the bluffs and the light along the river was a beautiful and unusual deep blue.

A CSX coal train rumbles across the trestle later that day.


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