This is our entry in The Daily Post Daily Prompt: Spike.
Last year we were looking for a good place to take pictures of a sunset. We decided that a small local railroad station would be a good location, since the tracks run roughly East – West there, according to an online map. We checked the schedule for the commuter train, to make sure we would be safe. We went a few minutes early and set our tripods on the crushed stone beside the tracks. As we observed the railroad track beside us, we were impressed by the fact that, while engines have evolved greatly over the past 200 years, the common railroad spike has been in use with wooden ties since the early 1830s.
This photo was taken on October 30, 2016, with a tripod. Specs are:
Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/8 sec, 35 mm