Pulling into Montgomery


Pulling into Montgomery

Pulling into Montgomery

I didn’t plan on posting another railroad picture so soon. I actually planned to post another picture altogether, I just couldn’t find it. Allow me to explain.

There’s an old building that looks an old power plant sitting on the bank of a river in Montgomery. It can be plainly seen from Hwy US231. However, I have tried several times to locate a road to it and I haven’t found a one yet. It’s really frustrating to be able to see the smoke stacks of the building and yet not be able to drive to them.

The other day I was returning back to Birmingham from Montgomery and tried again with no luck. This is an old industrial area with many railroad tracks. Montgomery’s old train station is only across the river from here. So I stopped and took a few shots of the railroad tracks instead.


  1. Marc August 14, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    Great lead in lines Phillip

  2. Len Saltiel August 15, 2011 at 5:33 am #

    Great composition Phillip. Love how the tracks lead the eye to the water tower.

    • Phillip August 15, 2011 at 6:27 am #

      Thank you Len I appreciate it!

  3. Jimi Jones August 15, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    Really cool shot, Phillip. You can’t have too many railroad shots for me, pal. 🙂

    This is so eerily similar to one I have called “Around the Bend”, save for the water tower. I never posted that shot yet for some reason but the POV is so similar. Anyhow, I like this one because of the tower.

    Good stuff!

    • Phillip August 15, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

      Thanks Jimi! You didn’t happen to be a little further south than you thought?

      • Jimi Jones August 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

        LOL – Mine is actually a neighborhood shot but the similarity is uncanny. I may mail it to you for a look. I never posted it it for lack of a nice feature, like the water tower you have here.

  4. deniseippolito August 15, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    Love the curved line of the track and the tower is a nice touch!

    • Phillip August 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

      Thank you so much Denise!

  5. Shawn August 15, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    I love the old water tower, Phillip. Very nice shot.

    • Phillip August 15, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

      Thank you Shawn, I really appreciate it!

  6. Rob August 17, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Go overland! 😉 All the same, I like this image tracks leading to the water tower. Good luck in finding the right road!

    • Phillip August 17, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

      Thanks Rob. That’s easier said than done. I’m just a little more concern about the returning without being mugged part.

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