Capturing the Spirit of Ware River Valley; Nine More Mass-Central Contextual Views.

While on the roll with Mass-Central, I thought I’d present some more of my latest views. Made over the last week or so, these portray the railroad and its environs in the Ware River Valley.

In my photography and writing, I believe that providing context is an important component of telling a story.

Not all these photos depict trains, but together they are intended to paint a picture of modern railroading in this historic New England valley.

Since Mass-Central’s history is closely tied to the geography and industries that once-populated the Ware River Valley, to relay this story, it is important to capture more than just pretty pictures of the locomotive engine.

The old textile mills, villages, mill-ponds, and local highways all play an important part of the greater story.

Forest Lake.
Forest Lake.
Gilbertville.
Gilbertville.

Tomorrow, I’ll take a slightly more focused approach and highlight Mass-Central’s southbound run to Palmer. This will feature a variety of classically inspired views in low winter sun.

South Barre, Massachusetts.
South Barre, Massachusetts.
South Barre, Massachusetts.
South Barre, Massachusetts.
South Barre, Massachusetts.
South Barre, Massachusetts.
South Barre, Massachusetts.
South Barre, Massachusetts.
Gilbertville.
Gilbertville.
Along Route 181 in Palmer, Mass.
Along Route 181 in Palmer, Mass.
Along Route 181 in Palmer, Mass.
Along Route 181 in Palmer, Mass.

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