Grand Trunk

Grand Trunk Western
Minolta SR-T 101, 50mm f/1.7 MC Rokkor-PF
Ferrania P30 Alpha

I figured out how to read largely on my own starting at age 3. As we’d ride around in the car I’d read aloud the big signs. Mom said that the first one I read was the BUS sign at the Greyhound station.

I remember reading this one, too. The Grand Trunk Western railroad passes through my hometown of South Bend not far from the neighborhood where I grew up. Two bridges over city streets have the GTW name painted on them. I still love to see them.

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2 responses to “single frame: Grand Trunk Western”

  1. Dan Cluley Avatar
    Dan Cluley

    Nice shot. I assume that is the bridge over Northside? Don’t think I’ve actually seen that one, but I remember the one across the river.

    I know one of the first words I could read was FORD, off truck tailgates.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Yup, Northside. As a kid I saw the part of this bridge that crossed Lincolnway East much more often. I made this photo from the parking lot of the South Bend Farmers Market btw.

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