Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Abandoned Along Old Route 66

  Agent 54 back on the job again.  I took a short vacation in the desert southwest and came upon  old abandoned truck stop on Route 66 a few miles south of  Kingman Arizona.   The little truckers restaurant in the background is ironically named “Time Stop”.  Actually, the restaurant stopped and time passed it by.  How many thousands of tired truckers must have had a hot cup of coffee and a good meal there before filling up and hitting the road again?


  
The missing sign from the giant sign posts must of have been a welcome site to many a lonely traveler for many years.



 Abandoned long ago, these gas pumps are obsolete but, not old enough to be restored as antiques.  Stripped of anything with brand markings, they will likely sit here for many more years, just like this.


 This desert driveway will lead you nowhere.  Fortunately they built the new truck stop across the street, complete with a "Iron Skillet" restaurant. 

  How long will the new truck stop last until it too, is Abandoned in Time? 



Did this old Chevy truck ever stop at the old station?




40 comments:

  1. Time can wear thin in many places until it is no more. Loved this.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Thank you. I will have some more of these type posting coming later.

      Have a great week.

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  2. I took a cross-country road trip over 15 years ago and remember seeing many of these deserted spots myself. Thanks for the jaunt down memory lane and for joining us at #FridayFrivolity!

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  3. I love these photos, Agent 54. Although they leave me with a sad, nostalgic feeling. The stop almost seems like it could be post apocalyptic. Nice work, good eye!

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  4. It seems non-sensical to let one site disintegrate and build a new one across the street. The same things happens in Oz too.

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  5. It looks like the start of a ghost town. You and I may recognise what it is but wait 50 years and it will be antiques and all the young people will wonder how it worked (what's gas? didn't they use electric cars?) :)

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    1. Yes, that will be nice when gasoline is a thing of the past.

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  6. Abandon places and towns interest me as I have a love of history. These places and towns allow me to use my imagination as to the people who were there and what happened that places and towns are left abandoned. First time visitor from the Blooger Pit Stop party.

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  7. Wow I find many of these in Africa, I never knew there were loads in USA. Thanks for sharing with us at the Bloggers Pit Stop!

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  8. These deserted places look so calm and serene...Have noticed a lot of these kinds during long drives..Would always wonder who stays here..

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    1. Yes, it stirs the imagination.


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  10. The idea of deserted places like this is fascinating to me. I can't help but start to imagine what happened to cause it to grow up, then whither.
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    1. Yes, it can be fascinating to imagine.

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  11. Abandoned places bear memories of the life they once had <3

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  13. I love seeing abandoned and ghost town places around the USA. When I go to visit I make sure I include going to ghost towns. Thanks for sharing these awesome pictures.

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  15. Love old trucks and equipment. Nice shots. We have a lot of logging equipment hidden in the bush near our cabin. - Margy

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  16. Fun blog! We used to live out west and all the wide open spaces and abandoned places like this have a different world feel than the east coast, where we live now. I enjoyed your photos.

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  17. Great capture! The ruins of old businesses in our area are usually found in rural communities and I think it's a fun stumble upon when we see them. Usually, it's not at a good place or time to stop for a few pix, though. Thanks for sharing. I hope the new place across the road isn't abandoned anytime soon. :)

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  19. You are one interesting fella my friend. This was a great idea to post about. To me very interesting. I love the lost in time phrase. Thanks for sharing & have a great day! hugs

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  20. Visiting from gathering of friends! This post is awesome! I have been on route 66 years ago and went to places like that I might of even been there to this one! Cool... those old trucks are priceless! They should be restored!

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  21. We enjoy visiting abandoned old places too! Thanks for linking up with us at A GATHERING OF FRIENDS LINK PARTY 12

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