The old railroad tracks are now only used twice a year by rail enthusiasts with personal speeders and handcars. The rest of the time locals use the area as part of their daily walks. I imagine there is a dog that is missing its favorite stuffed toy lately. As the tracks head towards private ranches, lies the dog toy, a bit twisted up and abandoned.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 35mm (prime lens), f/1.8, 1/1250 sec
Ione, Train Depot, Dog Toy, Monochrome. Ione, California. March 02, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.