Speechless Sunday - Train

Real Estate Broker/Owner with JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 10491201242

Train passing over head on Route 9H

On my way  from Albany NY I was on Route 9H when this train was passing by.  Although this was what I would call a cargo train I was still fascinated by it.  I like to see what type of cargo is being hauled.

We might not give it much thought however trains transport many of the items needed to keep industries running.

Did you know hauling cargo by rail is encouraged?


Jennifer Fivelsdal- Associate Broker- Keller Williams Realty Team - 845-758-6842- jennifer@jfivehomes.com  and www.jfivehomes.com         




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Ginger Moore
Wilkinson & Associates Realty - Gastonia, NC

Hi Jennifer, My husband and I do love trains!   We watch all movies about them, and even stop to watch them pass, sometimes.  Thank you for the nice picture. We like the old stuff:) Happy Holidays!

Nov 29, 2009 01:00 PM #1
Stephen Kappre
KW Hometown - Mantua, NJ
Helping You Home

I grew up in a town that very frequently "came to a halt" because of a train, so to me they are often a nuisance. Of course I also learned patience. I do "undervalue" the great amount of product they transport.

Nov 29, 2009 01:00 PM #2
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Ginger I can't help being fascinated.  On Friday after showing a few houses I passed an old abandon train, I so wanted to get a shot but the guy behind me was in such a hurry I didn't get a chance to pull over.  I plan to get the shot on my next trip.

Steve I know how you feel, I have been caught at a crossing when I was in a hurry.  You do learn patience, I do this by focusing on the types of cargo going by in each car.  Trains are an important part of the over all transportation system.

Nov 29, 2009 01:12 PM #3
Jean Kelly
,GRI, Kiser Realty - The La Cita Group - Titusville, FL

We have 0800 trains, 3PM and 4PM trains - 3PM fast, 4PM slow, all three dissect the city of Titusville and stop traffic, so we have to plan our cross city trips around the train times.  Oh... then there is the 8PM train.  It used to stop me if I was running a bit late on my schedule for an 8PM dance lesson. 

Nov 29, 2009 01:19 PM #4
Roland Woodworth
Q Realty - Clarksville, TN
Q Realty - Power In Real Estate

Trains can be fascinating.. They haul all types of cargo.... Including the U.S. Army. I took this photo just the other day.

U.S. Army train - Photo By Roland Woodworth

Nov 29, 2009 01:22 PM #5
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jennifer, I also have always liked trains, but this guy looks like he needs a paint job :)

Nov 29, 2009 01:23 PM #6
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Jennifer there once was a time when nothing moved unless by train, but a great deal of goods still makes that ride. Those look like drop bottom cars, which could be hauling coal. George is right they need a little spit and polish.

Nov 29, 2009 01:26 PM #7
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Jean - I am sure you weren't very happy when the train made you late for your dance lesson. 

Roland This train is in great shape.  Nice shot.

Yes I can see that the military would utilize trains to move cargo.

George but I like it.....Lol  I like beautiful trains as well as the old rusty ones.

Ed This was carrying  all sort of stuff.  Maybe the rail has tightened its belt, so paint just will just have to wait...lol



Nov 29, 2009 01:44 PM #8
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Jennifer ~  We still have a couple of trains in Nashua... it is great to see them still operational.  I think it is ashame we have let so much of the tracks go to ruin.  We still don't have a train from So. NH to MA... and it doesn't look like it will happen any time soon... so off we all go in our cars!

Nov 29, 2009 01:58 PM #9
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

I like your picture, Jennifer.  You have a lot going on besides the train.  I like how those cars in the background are framed by the tunnel. 

Trains, barges and the Great Lakes freighters do the heavy lifting that our truckers can't do.  Trains are NOT very fun to wait on, but they do make the economy go.

Nov 29, 2009 02:16 PM #10
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL

Hi Jennifer.  Speaking of trains... one of the towns that we sell and manage property in has train tracks that haul cargo from various locations... we used to get caught by the trains so often until i would say, there's plenty of TRAINing living here!  That same town has a railway that cargo can be transported across the country!

Nov 29, 2009 03:15 PM #11
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Jennifer, Your fascination with trains is quite natural. For many in this country, they need to understand that rail transportation could be  quite efficient as in Europe with high speed rail travel. One day, trains may return to be a major mode for moving the populous here in the USA

Nov 29, 2009 03:30 PM #12
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


It's fun to imagine what's on the trains and where they are going. The nation's commerce. :)


Nov 29, 2009 03:47 PM #13
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I was commenting on your post on fire safety and the photo caught my eye. I have always wanted to catch one of these trains and see what it is like to ride the rails...one of them dreams from TV I guess.

Nov 29, 2009 11:30 PM #14
Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner

I always love to see a train!

Merry Christmas from your friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

Nov 30, 2009 08:14 AM #15
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Jennifer - I'm smiling at Gary's comment about dreaming of riding the rails!  I know it is supposed to be one of those guy dreams, but I've always had that dream too!

Nov 30, 2009 12:02 PM #16
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

Those are hopper cars. They are usually used for hauling coal, ore, rock ballast, grain, etc. Those are CSX Transportation tracks out by 9H, which end right there at Claverack. Claverack has a lot of cattle and orchards, so those hopper cars could be carrying something related to them, such as grain for the cattle or fertilizer for the orchards. I think there also are some coal mines there in eastern New York.

Dec 01, 2009 11:57 AM #17
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

I remember hopping trains when I was a kid. We would hop one and ride it to the next town and catch another train coming back. The world looks different from a train...

Helping you live your American dream...

Dec 01, 2009 07:52 PM #18
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