Engineer David

Grandson David has loved trains all his life. When he was very small, he’d take a nap in John’s caboose as John pulled a train around the club track on Long Island. He is all grown up now and recently was the engineer of a friend’s train at the club in Tennessee. This is what I’ve been waiting for – a good photo that shows my fellows on a train. John was the conductor, sitting at the end of the train. A friend took this photo and published it in the club newsletter. Can you tell by their faces how much fun they were having?

33 thoughts on “Engineer David

  1. Yes, you can tell how much fun they are having–what a great day for them! Some of my best early memories are riding on little trains like this, at the Fort Worth Zoo and Park, at Palo Duro Canyon in the Panhandle, and on the real ones in New Mexico and Colorado. Lovely post on a day when I need something pleasant to read about. 🙂

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    1. There was a train enthusiast who always brought his small dog to the train park in NY. The dog rode on the train for hours at a time. People thought it was so cute. I’ll bet folks would really be amazed if you did that.

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  2. I have always loved trains, big and little alike. One favorite wended its way around the Portland Zoo which gave great views of the animals(safely behind their enclosures.) I went off the college on the train and sent my oldest off on a train too. I liked the transition time between home and college the train provided.

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      1. Four days. One leg from Portland to Chicago, then second from Chicago to Boston. I stopped in Chicago for two days to visit my grandparents meaning it took a week to get to school.

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  3. This is such a lovely photo! I hope they had fun on this train. I remember when I was young I really liked playing with toy trains. When I was older I road on the heritage Puffing Billy steam trains here in Australia. There is something so enjoyable about a classic train ride 🙂

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  4. A close friend of my son’s travels to see various trains to photograph them. He recently had one of his photos on the cover of a train magazine. Like your grandson and husband, this young man has loved trains since he was little. They are serious train enthusiasts!

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