Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

January 26, 2011

Train Town

The town of Snoqualmie, which is just a short drive east of the Falls, is home to the Northwest Train Museum.




I love old locomotives.

I admit to being in a bit of a snit over this fence.  That's why I didn't take a lot of pics of the cool old railcars. I understand the need for it, but it really ruined my shots.

Weyerhaeuser Timber Company car.  Brian used to work for Weyco, till the company imploded in 2008.




10 comments:

  1. Wow. Those are nice photos. I've yet to visit some old train tracks here in California. In fact, I've yet to visit tons of stuff here. LOL I have to plan another touristy trip.

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  2. We have boring things like train museums, too.

    Those vintage trains, you know, they have really hard seats, and no air conditioning.

    I remember queueing up in the newsagent's once behind a man who was asking about a magazine about buses and coaches. Who'd'a thunk it?

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  3. Love the photos! I have never been on a train like those before...except for the one at Kennywood!

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  4. BB - You definitely need to do more touristy trips around the Bay Area. I want to see more of your pics!

    Val - I didn't go inside the train museum, so I don't know if it's boring or not. I love trains, but I wouldn't like hard seats and no a/c!!

    Nantz - Kennywood!!! Brian and his sisters used to go there all the time when they were kids!

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  5. I Love Trains! They run through my town every 15 minutes...I grew up wanting to be a train engineer.

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  6. I've never been in one either, JoJo, but I can't imagine them being interesting except to train buffs, of whom I know quite a few. And once they get going, BOY are they boring! But nice.

    Going on a steam train is quite fun, but just avoid hot days.

    And possible cold ones...

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  7. I showed the photos to Harley. His response to the locomotive?

    "Whoaaaa"!

    We really must come and visit you guys someday! Maybe when we go on our great pilgrimage.
    xo

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  8. I spend half my life on trains so have ended up - despite all my non-anorak hardwiring - becoming quite interested in them. Great photos and a fascinating looking place. And as for Snoqualmie as a place name...

    Well I'm amused!

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  9. That locomotive is BEAUTIFUL. The moment I laid eyes on it, I felt compelled to whip out my pencil and draw it!!!

    You know, I have always loved old locomotives, for the same reason as my affection for all things ghostly...there are few things as scary exciting as the sound of a locomotive whistling through a dark tunnel that had been out of commission for years.

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  10. Great photos, Jojo, love the old Shell sign.

    PS: answered your eczema question at my blog! (Poor Brian!)

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