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A Silver Comet Service slows for the station stop at Wattle Creek on the Wadalbavale line route on Trainz 2006 while a 400 Class waits for a path into the station to operate a passenger service to Wadalbavale

Testing the 50's bokeh at f/2

 

In 2010, I couldn't walk upstairs to our bonus room without breaking a sweat. The wife and I decided to make a change. And that is just what we did. I ran my first 5K in March and just kept going. Cannot wait to see what 2012 holds.

From the archive:

The SIlver Comet Trail in Georgia becomes an active railline again in Rockmart. The Silver Comet Trail is part of a plan to link Atlanta fo Birmingham using mostly old railroad beds.

www.pathfoundation.org/index.cfm?event=showSilverComet

The Brushy Mountain tunnel is located in Paulding Co and is 800 ft long, built in 1912.

Shadows of Bridge on Silver Comet Trail

Wooden rail trestle located on Silver Comet Trail near Powder Springs, Georgia.

Could not find a name for this bridge but looking at its construction it's easy to see that it needed a replacement.

This wye is at the North end of the old Seaboard Air Line Howell Yards in Atlanta. (Note: This is not the Howell Wye) originally the traffic went to the right on that rusty rail, and where the two lines in the foreground go to the left was an unimposing wye for turning. Seaboard Passenger service coming from the North bypassed East of Atlanta near present day Emory University and shared trackage with the Georgia Railroad into the Atlanta Terminal. Freight continued on to the yards here on the mainline which is not the little spur to the right. The passenger service would return to the mainline on the background rail before continuing on to to Rock Mart, Talladega and Birmingham.

Now the yards are a bulk freight terminal and the line continues only a short way on to serve a power plant and then becomes the "Silver Comet Trail", a biking and hiking trail to Cedartown and eventually Talladega.

Warm and dry enough for a bike ride on the Silver Comet Trail today. Noticed this barn that normally would not have been seen for foliage. Then came back with the a77/70-400G.

Covered Bridge, Cobb County, Georgia

Mother's Day

 

Focal Zoom with SMC P-DA 50-200mm f4.0-5.6 ED - The trestles supporting the Silver Comet

Bukit Tarek FR, Selangor, Malaysia.

 

This specimen, perhaps a subsp. and var. has ornamented silver leaves and called Silver comet in the horticultural market. Globba pendula Roxb. Zingiberaceae. CN: [Malay - Halia burung, Meroyan tinggal, Meroyan air, Halia hutan, Puar birah], Pendulous globba, Woodland ginger. Native to Indo-China, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Malesia ecozone (Malaysia, Sumatera, Java, Borneo). Non-aromatic member of the ginger family. Herb growing up to 100 cm; leaf acuminate-caudex apex with stiff and hairs on above lateral veins; leaves arranged in two rows. Inflorescence elongated, nodding with rather long cincinni; flowers orange and subsessile; staminode longer than lateral petal lobes, anther with two appendages. Concoction used by natives for post-natal bath.

 

Synonym(s):

Globba panicoides Miq.

Globba wallichii Baker

Globba aphylla Miq.

Globba calophylla Ridl.

Globba ciliata Jack

Globba debilis Ridl.

Globba expansa Wall. ex Horan

Globba fasciata Ridl.

Globba hura (J.F.Gmel.) Roxb. [Illegitimate]

Globba kingii Baker

and many more; see www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-247154

 

Ref and suggested reading:

FRIM Flora Database

www.globinmed.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=a...

www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-247154

Several scenic creek crossings.

Bukit Tarek FR, Selangor, Malaysia.

 

This specimen, perhaps a subsp. and var. has ornamented silver leaves and called Silver comet in the horticultural market. Globba pendula Roxb. Zingiberaceae. CN: [Malay - Halia burung, Meroyan tinggal, Meroyan air, Halia hutan, Puar birah], Pendulous globba, Woodland ginger. Native to Indo-China, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Malesia ecozone (Malaysia, Sumatera, Java, Borneo). Non-aromatic member of the ginger family. Herb growing up to 100 cm; leaf acuminate-caudex apex with stiff and hairs on above lateral veins; leaves arranged in two rows. Inflorescence elongated, nodding with rather long cincinni; flowers orange and subsessile; staminode longer than lateral petal lobes, anther with two appendages. Concoction used by natives for post-natal bath.

 

Synonym(s):

Globba panicoides Miq.

Globba wallichii Baker

Globba aphylla Miq.

Globba calophylla Ridl.

Globba ciliata Jack

Globba debilis Ridl.

Globba expansa Wall. ex Horan

Globba fasciata Ridl.

Globba hura (J.F.Gmel.) Roxb. [Illegitimate]

Globba kingii Baker

and many more; see www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-247154

 

Ref and suggested reading:

FRIM Flora Database

www.globinmed.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=a...

www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-247154

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The boardwalk which carries a side trail beneath the steel arch bridge at Powder Springs on the Silver Comet Trail.

Tunnel between Dallas & Rockmart on Silver Comet "Rails to Trails" trail

1980 Fuji S-12S with some new and some old parts. Set up for light touring and MUP cruising. A smooth ride with its steel frame, relaxed angles and 35mm tires.

Brushy Mountain Tunnel on the Silver Comet Trail

This picture even seemed like a dumb idea at the time. :)

 

There is plenty of shade and rain shelter at the start of the Chief Ladiga trail, but no water. Cedartown to Piedmont took every drop of 2 water bottles.

One of the nicer bridge views.

Nickajack Creek, near the covered bridge, Cobb County, Georgia.

The Silver Comet

 

Chula Vista, CA

June 27th, 2012

 

Photo by Rachel Clare

From the archive:

There is one tunnel along the Silver Comet Trail in Georgia. The trail was once an active railroad. This tunnel was dug in 1910. These photos are from a trip I took in 2002.

www.pathfoundation.org/index.cfm?event=showSilverComet

Old railroad tunnel on Silver Comet

The 2009 Atlanta Flood can be felt even as far away as on the Silver Comet trail. I think this is near the 8-mile marker bridge.

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