Train tracks run through Silver Spring in the snow. The middle tracks are for the metro rail. The outer tracks are for freight, Amtrak, and MARC.

It’s the middle of a summer heat wave on the east coast. So it’s time for a memory of a cooler time. When snow piled up. When we could only see the broad strokes of the world around us. In this case, the fences and train tracks running through Silver Spring. The outer tracks are for freight, Amtrak, and MARC. The inner tracks are for the Washington Metro rail.

Train tracks are great subjects for photography. Especially in snow, black and white brings out the leading lines of the rails, fences, and other structures. Here, they all sweep together to the upper right towards Takoma Park.

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James Smith