The Aiken Train Cars - Long Road Home (Explored 2/12 - Position #3), a photo by Steve'53 on Flickr.
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The train cars have had a long journey, one of Aiken's features for the town is our tunnel of oaks planted many many years ago on one of the major roads leading into the city. Between 1877 and 1900, the Aiken Town Council authorized the planting of about 500 hardwood trees along the streets and avenues. Three Aiken mayors have been linked to the planting of the “Avenue of Oaks”—Herman Warneke, Julian Salley, Sr. and Herbert Gyles. One can assume that the combined efforts of all these men resulted in the breath-taking aisle of live oaks that South Boundary travelers experience today.
Thank you all for the comments and favs. I really appreciate this. The client was very happy with this image. The image was meant to be "OVER COOKED". The theme behind all this was the struggle through which these train cars have endured. The train cars were in terrible shape when they arrived months ago. In just a few months, the trains will emerge from the street of oaks, all shiny and new, sun shinning....not overly aggressive with the HDR. The Storm is passing. The refurbishment is almost complete.
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