A new photo exhibit at the Transit Museum features photographs by John Sanderson, who traced the tracks of both the LIRR and MetroNorth in New York State. They're so beautiful we'd actually consider a #MTAWritersResidency.
"Originally focused on railroad rolling stock and operations, Sanderson’s recent work highlights the ever-changing physical surroundings of rail lines, using the tracks as a means to explore American landscapes. "The photos capture expansive skies, changing seasons and early morning light along the tracks while telling stories of railroading past in New York. One photograph shows the abandoned Yonkers Power Station, designed in the early 1900s by Grand Central Terminal architectural firm Reed & Stem for the newly-electrified New York Central Railroad. Closed for 50 years, its smokestacks still loom over the nearby Glenwood Metro-North station. Another photograph shows the Buffalo Central Terminal, an expansive ruin opened in 1929 during New York Central’s heyday as a vital link between the Northeast and Midwest, built to accommodate thousands of passengers per hour. Although the terminal has long been shuttered, its tracks still remain."
Click through for a preview. At the exhibit—which runs September 13th through February 1st—the images will up to 10-feet long, "alternating between two formats—the 4:3 aspect ratio and the panoramic format."