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Title: Scene from a train: Trenton, NJ bridge
Post by: M3100 on January 18, 2021, 10:27:40 PM
This pic is from August 2017.  I've traveled this segment by rail several times; I have not been on the adjacent roadways.  This slogan sounds a bit resentful.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50850604253_e5b1671c65_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Scene from a train: Trenton, NJ bridge
Post by: jeffandnicole on January 18, 2021, 10:35:49 PM
This pic is from August 2017.  I've traveled this segment by rail several times; I have not been on the adjacent roadways.  This slogan sounds a bit resentful.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50850604253_e5b1671c65_z.jpg)

Resentful?

The slogan represents Trenton's history of a manufacturing city.
Title: Re: Scene from a train: Trenton, NJ bridge
Post by: M3100 on January 18, 2021, 10:48:27 PM
Resentful?  The slogan represents Trenton's history of a manufacturing city.
I must be reading too many crime novels.  Takes = steals (as opposed to purchases).  That said - it is a unique landmark.
Title: Re: Scene from a train: Trenton, NJ bridge
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on January 20, 2021, 01:37:01 PM
I believe the full slogan was (at one time), 'What Trenton Makes The World Takes.'
Title: Re: Scene from a train: Trenton, NJ bridge
Post by: kphoger on January 20, 2021, 02:13:29 PM
I believe the full slogan was (at one time), 'What Trenton Makes The World Takes.'

According to an NPR interview (https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5157037#:~:text=Transcript-,New%20Jersey%20has%20picked%20a%20slogan%20to%20attract%20tourists%3A%20%22Come,bridge%20over%20the%20Delaware%20River.) with the daughter of the man who came up with the slogan in 1910, it was originally "The world takes, Trenton makes".
Title: Re: Scene from a train: Trenton, NJ bridge
Post by: KEVIN_224 on February 02, 2021, 05:24:39 PM
You were on an Amtrak train, most likely. Also, the Delaware River looked pretty high for once.
Title: Re: Scene from a train: Trenton, NJ bridge
Post by: M3100 on February 08, 2021, 11:10:50 PM
You were on an Amtrak train, most likely. Also, the Delaware River looked pretty high for once.

Yep, on my way to Penn Station in Manhattan.  I've taken several pictures of that bridge over the years. 
And with 125 mph track speed in that area, I want to get back there again once it is safer to travel.
Title: Re: Scene from a train: Trenton, NJ bridge
Post by: jeffandnicole on February 09, 2021, 12:13:29 AM
You were on an Amtrak train, most likely. Also, the Delaware River looked pretty high for once.

If the pic was taken in an August, most likely there would have been a significant rain storm north of here, where the water drains down the hills and mountains into the river, which flows downstream to this point. It's not unusual to have some flooding on a sunny summer day on NJ 29 a few days after a lot of rain.
Title: Re: Scene from a train: Trenton, NJ bridge
Post by: jp the roadgeek on February 09, 2021, 01:58:14 AM
Saw that once at night from a SEPTA train (then the R7) going from 30th St up to a friend's house near Princeton Junction (had to transfer to NJT in Trenton) when I was going to school in Philly.  It's lit up in red neon.