Following up from my trip to Wedel Acres a couple of weeks ago… after leaving Wedel Acres, I pointed my Subaru west on US 50 and headed toward Newton.
While in Newton, I went browsing through the local antique dealerships (mask on, of course). The first one happened to be trackside, and just as I was entering the first store, I heard the familiar sound of a crossing signal activating. I turned back outside to catch a westbound manifest with a little bit of color within the power.
After browsing the Antique shops, I stopped to get a Gatorade and walked back to where I parked my car. However, before I left, I took a few shots around the Newton engine facility.
On the south side of the engine facility, there is a “no tresspassing” sign where Poplar Street Dead-ends. This sign is no longer on railroad property, and the general public is welcome onto this piece of ground. The railroad relinquished a sliver on the south side of the engine house to the city, which turned the ground into a linear park. A fence separates the park from the railroad. The park is landscaped in such a way that one can shoot over the fence.
As I was making way back to my car, I heard another eastbound entering the scene.