It was a slightly chilly morning in downtown Cumberland, Maryland when I awoke to my alarm and the passing locomotives chugging along the former Western Maryland rail line through the heart of the city. I enjoyed listening to the trains throughout the night as it had a calming effect upon me, something that I recalled during my tenure at my parents house which was next to the massive Russell, Kentucky railyards. Feeling refreshed, I packed my gear and headed to my car and pointed my compass westward to Frostburg and then south to Lonaconing.
It has been a year of little change at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant.
In some respect, I should have been out backpacking in the highlands of West Virginia or riding my bike through the horse farms of central Kentucky. Pretty and beautiful sights and features.
Rusting dryers lie dormant in a collapsing section of Jeannette Glass.
Despite the overarching theme of Abandoned to explore an abandonment in urbanized areas, there is a lot to be said for getting lost through the rural, blank landscape of the Midwest.
Spindles stacked away at the Lonaconing Silk Mill.
The old Lilly’s Grocery in Lombardsville, Ohio rests quietly with a fresh coat of paint along Ohio State Route 73.
A foggy morning at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant.
Work has been progressing at the former Mt. Sterling High School.
The cornerstone of every neighborhood is a school, including Louisville, Kentucky’s Parkland.