Savor the flavor of America from a train window with these cross-country photos

Trainumentarians have traveled from Pennsylvania to Arizona several times in the past several years, photographing extraordinary places and eye-catching scenes as the train cut through America’s splendor.

Here are some samples of the magnificent imagery that was captured digitally in November and December 2017.

 

 

IMG_8174 train yard temple tx dec 2017 trainumentary

 

The High Desert Emporium – Marathon, TX

IMG_5737 high desert emporium marathon tx nov 2017 trainumentary

 

Pegasus Place – Dallas, TX

IMG_5603 pegasus place dallas tx nov 2017 trainumentary

 

St. Joseph Catholic Church – Joliet, IL

IMG_8408 st joseph cath church joliet il trainumentary 122017

 

Willis Tower – Chicago, IL as seen pulling into the train station

IMG_8430 chicago willis tower from train window 122017 trainumentary

IMG_5571 pudgys mexican food willis point tx nov 2017 trainumentary

 

 

IMG_8405 fire department joliet il trainumentary

 

Although the el Charro cafe in Lordsburg, NM is no longer serving meals, its sign mural tells a rodeo story of the real west.

IMG_5886 DONE EL CHARRO LORDSBURG NM CLOSED trainumentary

 

One of the surprising views of traveling through Springfield, Illinois’ capital, is this view of such an imposing and architecturally brilliant government building.

IMG_8329 illinois house-representatives springfield 122017 trainumentary

This bank in Lemont, IL is unique as there is a “mini-me” bank  in its lower storefront.

IMG_5407 lemont national bank lemont il 122017 trainumentary

 

The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge is stunning, but at night its lighted silhouette dazzles train passengers.

IMG_5519 stan musial veterans bridge st lo mo night nov 2017 trainumentary

 

Ft. Hancock, TX – a small town that sits near the US-Mexican border

IMG_5812 ft hancock merchandise co tx dec 2017 trainumentary

 

Street level view of Anywheresville

IMG_5570 wills point tx street view trainumentary nov 2017

The big sky paints overhead beauty somewhere in Illinois.

IMG_7887 (2) clouds in illinois train window view dec 2017 trainumentary

 

IMG_5710 texas skyfire sunset dec 2017 trainumentary

ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Broadcasting – Phoenix, AZ as captured from the light rail train traveling through downtown.

phoenix az asu walkter cronkite school journalism xtinethewriter dec 2017 IMG_6590

 

Another downtown Phoenix, AZ aesthetically-stimulating structure as seen from the light rail train.

phoenix az lewis roca tall building dec 2017 xtinethewriter IMG_6510

 

 

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