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The feeling of exhilaration as the train comes into the station, blowing the horn, sounding of bells, squealing of the brakes, and hissing to a stop. A start of a new adventure……….
More pictures from my last trip in December. Were these really form by natural causes or other beings before us? Something I ponder while going through here.
One of my first trip through the Cascade mountains on Amtrak that got me into train traveling.
The museum is small but full of treasure when it comes to history of electric trains & street cars. There is even a joyride on a trolley along and through central valley farms. https://www.wrm.org/
My first experience in a steam locomotive train. The ride is over an hour through winding redwoods and forests up to Bear Mountain. We didn’t encounter any bears that day nevertheless it was an enjoyable experience. https://www.roaringcamp.com/excursions/redwood-forest-steam-train
The train reduce it’s speed around curves so there’s an opportunity to watch the front or back of the train. It fascinated me as a kid and still do today. This is a great article on curves. https://trn.trains.com/railroads/abcs-of-railroading/2006/05/grades-and-curves
I was having breakfast in the diner and came across an empty “haunted” lounge car. There is some sort of image on the window. See if you can spot it.