Conklin Roundhouse

Category Exploration Date Status Province / State Country
Rail Sites Abandoned New York United States

Nothing on the ground is ever as easy as it appears on Google Earth.  This is a rule I keep close in mind, but sometimes my explorations like to make a point of it.

This was such a case, but was incredibly worth it.  The lighting through the autumn leaves and slightly overcast skies was perfect.  As I stepped inside this massive building I was instantly struck by it.  Not something that I felt at the other roundhouse yesterday.  Something very different.  Something I was really digging!

Walking slowly, taking pictures, listening to sounds of men linking train cars nearby, the sound of the engines working... It was amazing to me.

I went into an upstairs room and found the remains of a couple of beds.  A workboot nearby.  Lockers in another room downstairs.  Small remnants, yet together enough to form a tapestry of memories that weren't mine.

It was just a shame I couldn't wander out to check out the turn table.  Might have drawn unwanted attention to my presence.  A last glance around before leaving.  Yeah, this was so worth it.


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