Dream Tale

Davidc

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I've had a dream off and on for years from childhood up into adulthood. The dream is of a railway that runs a few miles from our place. I can see the train and hear it from the farmstead. Always left with a haunting feeling from the reoccurring dream. I did some checking around and found out that back in 1900 they planned to extend the branch line that runs from a town southeast of our place to a location northwest (below Rugby). I matched up what I saw on the old map to google earth and drew a line. It runs exactly where the dream always shows. We are talking plus or minus a few hundred feet. I'm sure they would have done some meandering but still kinda weird.

https://www.loc.gov/resource/g4126p.rr005020/

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Davidc

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I'll add one thing. In the 1880's there was a wagon trail that came right through our area before the roads. I wondering if that trail wasn't the inspiration for the proposed extension of the railway? You can find dotted lines representing trail remnants on maps of that period and later up to around 1900.
 
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nodle

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There is no way for me to make an individual post from public view, I can do forums, but no singular threads, do you want to edit it?
 

jmanz

I bought you the sims
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And it feels right this time
On his crash course with the big time
Paid no mind to the distant thunder
Today filled his head with wonder... boy

Says it feels right this time
Turn around and found the light lime
Good day to be alive... sir
Good day to be alive he said

Then it comes to be that the soothing light
At the end of your tunnel
It's just a freight train comin your way
Then it comes to be that the soothing light
At the end of your tunnel
It's just a freight train comin your way

Don't it feel right like this
All the pieces fall to his wish
Sucker for that quick reward... boy
Sucker for that quick reward they said

Then it comes to be that the soothing light
At the end of your tunnel
It's just a freight train comin your way
Then it comes to be that the soothing light
At the end of your tunnel
It's just a freight train comin your way
It's comin' your way
It's comin your way
It comes!

Then it comes to be that the soothing light
At the end of your tunnel
Was just a freight train comin your way

Then it comes to be... yeah
 

Davidc

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I talked to my dad this weekend and he says he remembers breaking up the pasture land that used to have the wagon trail running through it. Said the ruts were pretty deep. Dad had a friend at the time who was big into historical preservation and he didn't want dad to dig up the trail.
 

nodle

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There is an old wagon trail just west of us here about an hour and a half.  You can still see it on the hillsides. It was one of the main routes coming up from California or something. Makes you wonder how many wagons and people passed over it. The ruts are quite seep.
 
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