Saturday, October 21, 2006
A Day at Huckleberry Railroad
Fall colors, steam locomotives, Halloween costumes, trains, Joe and the Nikon D 70 all come together for a great day for the family. The weather was being fairly coopertive for us with some sprinkles giving way to a sun hiding behind trees, steam and clouds when we left. In all it was a fun day and Joe loved his first train ride, especially behind a steam locomotive. No man made sound is more recognizable than the sound of the steam whistle in the distance.
These photos are all from today. The locomotive was from the Rio Grande Railroad out west in Colorado. Huck RR restored the loco to operational condition. Seeing, hearing, and watching these historic machines is amazing. I must say one should go and see one of these once in their lives, just to experience it in person. It is a mechanical symphony of man & steel in action that help build this nation from its infancy and keep us free.