I wondered how many thousands of feet have made their way up these worn steps.
I wondered what caused the damage to the wood.
I wondered whether the faces that looked out of this window were joyful or tearful.
I wondered how many journeys this carriage has made.
I wondered how many meetings and partings took place in the stations it passed through.
I wondered and marvelled at its beauty even though its paintwork is slowly flaking away and its wood is rotting to pieces.
Once upon a time this must have formed part of a bright and colourful train. It was the first time that I saw a carriage painted bright red.
It reminded me of James in the Thomas the Tank Engine series. James – always so proud of his bright coat of red paint. I wondered if in years to come James would end up like this train too …
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Photos taken last June at the Eureka Springs Railroad Station Museum in Eureka Springs (Arkansas)