Déjà vu. Since relocating to upstate New York, I have come across numerous iterations of the Second empire architectural style, especially as it applies to residences from the early- to mid-20th century, when it was most prevalent.
Along the southern harbors of Buffalo, New York is the ruins of several elevators. Some of those giants, such as the former Cargill Superior, and Canadian Pool, have been derelict for decades, while others have been closed for just a few years. They can all point their decline to the intervention of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the unpreparedness of Buffalo’s industrial leaders as the reason for their closure.
Located on the tracks of the former U.S. Steel McDonald Works are dozens of locomotives either in various stages of disassembly or intact, awaiting refurbishment. LTEX Rail has been in the business of scrapping locomotives for years, with its dead line tracks chock full of first- and second-generation locomotives and switchers from Amtrak, Canadian National, Union Pacific, Conrail, VIA and many other companies.
The month January has been turbulent, but updates to Abandoned have been plenty. Between interviews at prospective employers, unimpressive weather, and unpaid holidays, I have had considerable downtime to crank out new content.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. After driving for many miles in lake effect snow, I came upon Old Hickory in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. It’s being saved.
The end of 2016 is fast approaching. 9,000 photographs were snapped, 35,000 miles traveled, and 200 locations explored. Here are the top 35 images of 2016.