I am drawn to railroad tracks that stretch to the horizon; they excite wanderlust and a yearning to go exploring.
This vintage postcard, unmailed, circa 1910, shows a length of the Pennsylvania Railroad near Duncannon, Pa.
Duncannon is the largest town in Perry County, and the population center of Pennsylvania.Â The town is located northwest of Harrisburg, the state capitol.Â Hikers know Duncannon as the place where the Appalachian Trail crosses the Susquehanna River.
The Juniata River, the second largest tributary of the Susquehanna, meets the Susquehanna near Duncannon.
Due to steep embankments, long stretches of the Juniata are undeveloped.Â Other portions of the river look like the broad and shallow Susquehanna.Â