Sunday, June 26, 2005


This morning we went with a neighbor and his kids to RailFair. A good fun time hanging out with grown men who play trains a lot. Some of them even play with the really big trains.

The kids had a blast. The went into a caboose, onto a diesel engine (The steam engine is being restored) and they got to ride on a restored motorcar, a self-powered track service machine.

The most impressive part of the day was touring a privately owned train car that a family here in town recently donated to the steam after using it to travel throughout the US, Canada and Mexico in the 1970's and 1980's. They would have it pulled behind Amtrak trains as they went.

The kids were fascinated by the model train layouts, especially the G Guage, garden trains. They also really loved the DVD playing in the van on the ride out and back.

But the real highlight was the purchase of a little bit of decor for our yard. We are now the proud owners of a roadrunner made of welded railroad spikes and a steel creature made out of a shovel and some grass shears. Classy!

Pictures to follow, once I decide where they belong. Good art must be displayed properly, you know.


Anonymous said...

If you are ever in the St. Louis, MO area, stop by here.
You and your kids will probably enjoy it.


Anonymous said...