Into the distance

My Best Shot

November 05, 2006

As a fan of Western lore, I visited Nebraska last summer to follow the Oregon Trail. Thousands of pioneers crossed the state on their way west and visitors can see many of their old campsites. Today freight trains cross Nebraska all day long. Some of the trains are hundreds of cars long and seem to stretch to the horizon, as in this photo I took near Broken Bow.

John J. Heyn Owings Mills

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