Wednesday, January 19, 2011

i love the sound of trains, especially when they are distant, and i can't see them...

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(2 snapshots from 1930, a boy and a homemade radio)

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3 Comments:

Blogger ArtSparker said...

Being carried along by one is pretty cool, too.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Archivist/Cultural Liaison said...

There really is something within human proportion about the sounds of train, maybe that the clicks are at a speed on could walk to.
I still remember the sound of a train crash in Burbank being 7-12 miles aways.
Early morning, still in bed, yet the city was already rumbling and i had no idea what it was as it sounded like something very large had fallen like a brick wall. There was an echo off of who know what and i could not imagine what it was.
Even after hearing about it hours later did i put two and two together. it might be one of the most distant sounds i have heard.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Leora Lutz said...

i was just noticing a train last night. (again)
we live about 2 miles north of a track, and there is very little noise pollution, ambient traffic, and public areas near our home, so the train sound (both clacking tracks and whistles) can be heard wafting in the night.
a very comforting sound...a couple of years ago i even did a piece entitled "distant trains are calling".

10:19 AM  

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