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Train Stations, Haiku, transportation

Milton Keynes station: Gateway to a Stepford world; Apocalyptic.

by Dan Rubin

Milton keynes — It was my first — and, as of this writing, only — visit to the town of Milton Keynes, one of a handful of ‘new towns’ created during the 1960s in an effort to relieve housing congestion in London. I was looking forward to visiting Milton Keynes to see what a designed city might look like in England; the US, especially around Miami, where I spent most of my life until a few years ago, is almost en...

transportation, waiting, Train Stations

Waiting for the 18:52 at Benfleet.

by Dan Rubin

Benfleet — It’s been a long weekend of time spent with the extended family (on my mum’s side). A mixture of birthday and anniversary celebrations, stretching from Friday through to this evening. I’ve left early...

transportation, Relaxation, Trains

There is something so fulfilling about train rides.

by Maria Sipin

Campogalliano — There is something so fulfilling about train rides. Because there is no steering or pedaling involved, I can recline, rest my feet, plan my day, map out my appointments, and catch up on reading with a...

Travel, The West, transportation

"I have no idea what these gauges actually do."

by Daniel Milnor

Gallup — Wanna know a secret? I blew this thing up in the middle of the road, gauges and all. An explosion of oil, pistons, rods and a layer of grime amassed by years of mechanical labor. There was the phone c...

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