Trains, Sandwich Tongue, and Hangup in the Creek

Grandson David took a few vacation days to go to the train club with John. He knows people there and was pleased to spend time with two men named Bob from the Long Island club, shown here with their steam engines and John between them.

Bob W, John, and Bob A

I liked David’s photo of a few of the trains running that day. Can you see the steam coming out of the smokestack nearest the camera? Those trains burn coal or oil. I don’t know the people in the picture.

David took a photo as Bob drove the train through woods. David’s knees are in the foreground.

David was eating a homemade breakfast sandwich, which developed a cheese tongue as he ate. I was very aware of tongues from avoiding Sadie’s.

The big rock in the creek often snags branches, but this time the catch looked like a board covered with cloth. Unless someone moves it, the board will stay there until the next heavy rain.

31 thoughts on “Trains, Sandwich Tongue, and Hangup in the Creek

  1. What fun! That looks like a serious train-love group. 🙂
    I have to confess, I was expecting a story about exotic British tongue sandwich. That is one ‘delicacy’ I was never willing to try, though I can recall my grandmother cooking it back in the 50s when I was a child.


    1. John’s mother served tongue several times, and I was glad we never had it again. I never saw it in the supermarket, so I’m thinking it went out of style. Tongue tasted good. Its appearance was disgusting.


        1. John was impressed that you knew 7 1/4″ gauge. His club is 7 1/2″. He explained that most of the world has 7 1/4″. Southern and Western states and Western Canada use the slightly larger one.


  2. I also was expecting a post about tongue! My mother loved it and I remember being completely grossed out as a kid seeing it boiling in the pan. Then she went to buying pickled tongue in a can. Really disgusting. Apparently during the War she had eaten it since meat was so rationed. She would never touch tripe again, but she took to tongue.


  3. Wow! Those trains are amazing! I had no idea they were so big! I was thinking of the 12-inch-long trains my big brother had when we were kids, from Lionel. So, wow, again!! And they can actually sit on them and ‘drive’ them, so fun!


  4. That’s great that David is following in John’s footsteps with the interest in trains. Next, he will be wanting a pair of overalls like all the engineers are wearing. I can definitely see the plume of steam in the pictures. This looks like lots of fun!


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