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South by Southwest: 1938

South by Southwest: 1938

June 1938. "Railroad tracks in Southwestern New Mexico." 4x5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Pioneer dismay

Imagine cresting a hill in a covered wagon and seeing that view sans railroad. You've got to hand it to the people who settled the West.

Highway Hypnosis

Watch out for that sharp curve ahead!

What's Amazing is

That before the day is out, someone will have identified this stretch of track and have a Google shot from the same bridge this picture was taken from.

To Quote Buzz Aldrin

"Magnificent Desolation."

What an amazing photo! I love it.

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