Saturday

Little Bend Tunnel - Talcott, West Virginia

 As a youngster I walked along these tracks and sometimes
would sneak into that dark tunnel.
Of course I would make sure there were no trains coming.
Looking back on that, it was probably a very stupid thing to do!
This is the tunnel in Talcott West Virginia, near where I grew up.
It is the sister to the tunnel (which is beside this one)
that John Henry worked on. Do you know the legend of John Henry?
He really isn't a legend where I grew up...we think he was real and that
he really DID beat that steam drill.
See More about John Henry - HERE

24 comments:

Anu said...

Very creative shot and interesting information. I think all kids love tunnels as a special secret place & hideout.
It's my first Photohunt too.
Happy Photohunting.
Photohunter from Mumbai

Hootin' Anni said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm, love this photo. It's perfect for dark. And spooky too, I bet!!

Mine's posted. Stop by if you can. You can see a dark sinister creature. [kidding of course] Have a super weekend.

Hootin' Anni said...

PS....welcome to Photo Hunt.

June said...

You're off to a great start!

Greyscale Territory said...

Delightful black and white image! Enjoyed your comments too!

SandyCarlson said...

I am not a photo hunter but an admirer of your great work. I like this shot, Kerri! God bless.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Tunnels can be so inviting and scary. Yep, your were taking a chance walking into the tunnel as a child...but kids don't always think of all the possibilities!

luna miranda said...

beautiful b & w...perfect for this week's theme. enjoy photo-hunting!

Rebecca said...

Good work. Welcome to the PhotoHunt!

Larry D said...

Kerri; isnt it interesting and sometimes scary to think back on the things we all did as kids? Great photo and post.

Heather said...

I love this photo, Well done!

Mary said...

Great choice for "dark"! I loved reading the stories about John Henry when I was a kid...and Paul Bunyon.

GranmaL said...

My mother grew up in WV. We use to visit my grandparents every summer. I remember going through tunnels like this. One of my uncles worked in the coal mine and to get to his house we had to drive through a dark tunnel. I was always scared. Great picture for dark.

Dianne said...

that's a wonderful shot!

isn't it amazing the stuff we did as kids!? when I think of some of it now ...

dot said...

You were brave! It sure looks dark and spooky.

happyone said...

I really like your photo. I guess we all did crazy things as kids!! We did have lots of fun though.

Clarence said...

This is a great photo!

Ash said...

Fantastic shot, Kerri. Have a great weekend/

Becky and Gary said...

More great railroad photos! We have a DVD with Johnny Cash called " Ridin the Rails" and in it he sings " The Legend of John Henry's Hammer" Thanks for the history lesson too.

Liz said...

John Henry! I have the Bruce Springsteen recording of the song about him!!

Lovely photo.

Welcome to Photohunt.

lisaschaos said...

Dark but not too creepy. :) I would walk those tracks. :)

Katney said...

It would be pretty scary to go into that tunnel--you only THINK there is no train coming. And John Henry is based on a real person--many of our legends are.

Ms. Math said...

I love the dark track leading to the dark tunnel! It looks like a very interesting area. Great information - I learned something today! :)

Paulie said...

Love the story of John Henry! It was not wise to walk into a train tunnel -- just the vibrations of the train on the track could have made you lose your footing and fall onto the track in the path of a coming train. When we were young, we weren't brave -- just stupid. AND we lived to tell about it! Ü

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