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

August 3, 2014

Train!

The tourist train was down from Boston for the Canal hoopla and I couldn't resist getting some snappies on my way to and from the tall ships at MMA.

Best train dodge ever!  No seriously it was stopped.

On my way home I saw the bridge lowering.

 What the heck I'll walk over and see it go over the bridge!  Fourth time this year!

This time I stayed on the boarding platform, looking at the lowered tracks.

It's started to move now!  With a female engineer!




There she goes!

This is a new statue in the park that pays homage to striped bass fishermen.


12 comments:

  1. Love the train pictures, JoJo. Great shots.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I've gotten really lucky with them this year.

      Delete
  2. Ooh, a chuffa! haven't been on one of those for years.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What's a chuffa? Is that slang for train?

      Delete
  3. I travelled by train a lot in England, but haven't done so at all on this side of the pond. Interesting pix JoJo. The Fisherman is a handsome young man isn't he?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes he is! I wonder who modeled for the statue?! I love train travel but haven't done it in ages except the Sounder commute train for a Seattle Mariners game in 2001. That was the last time. But my mom would never fly so we were forced to travel long distances by rail.

      Delete
  4. On my bucket list is to travel by choo-choo from one side of the States to the other, at a leisurely pace, stopping where I please for as long as I please (ah, in my dream!) :0)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Amtrak does offer those kinds of trips. My parents did them. They took the train from Boston to Seattle and down the coast to San Francisco to visit, and when they left, they did the southern route, getting off to see the Grand Canyon, San Antonio & New Orleans.

      Delete
  5. What fun! You always see the neatest things. Love the train photos.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Luckily I live in a pretty neat area! Thanks!!

      Delete
  6. I've never seen a female engineer. Good for her. This reminds me of a place in Southern Cal that no longer exists called Travel Town. As kids, we loved running through old trains. In Chico, we have an old train cafe - an actual train that's permanently stationed. It's a novel comment but small and dusty, so it's not my go-to cafe.

    ReplyDelete
  7. PS I stand/sit corrected. Travel Town still exists. It's in Griffith Park. Have you been there? Now I'm wanting to go with my nephew.

    ReplyDelete