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October 29, 2014

Bourne Historical Society Fall Harvest Train, Part 1

Back in Sept., Sheila asked me if I'd be interested in going on the Harvest Train on October 18.  It was going to go from BBay to N. Falmouth and back.  Hells yeah I'll go!!!!!  The opportunity to actually be on the railroad bridge?  Yes please!  

The weekend before our trip, we had just a deluge of rain.  2 days before our trip we had another deluge. But the 18th dawned warm and clear!  We walked downtown from my house.  


Here it comes!  The Bourne Historical Society chartered the train for the day from Cape Cod Central Railroad.

Our tickets were for the Cape Codder car; we had opted for the first class tickets.  The non-first class tickets were for seats in double decker cars.  

Shot this from my window!  OMG! So cool we are gonna cross it!

Out over the Canal on the bridge.  This was so freakin awesome!!!!  I have now been under and over all three bridges ("under" being by way of the Canal Cruise we took a couple of summers ago).

West entrance.  Mass Maritime on the right.

Looking down

There were some scarecrows set up along the way but they were hard to shoot b/c we were moving along a little too fast to get good pictures of all of them.

This conductor guy came around to get our raffle entry ticket stubs.  That's some mustache!


The scenery was awesome and there were members of the BHS that provided historical narration.

It hadn't occurred to me that we were going to travel along the route that I take to Mashnee, Pocasset, my secret beach combing spot, etc.  I should've realized it, because I see and cross the tracks when I drive it, but I didn't.  



I wasn't expecting to see so many people out, waving to the train as it went by.  

Monument Beach





Every once in awhile I'd get up to take a picture out of the window on the other side of the train.

Back on my side.

Stay tuned for part 2, on November 2, as the next post will be for Halloween!!

12 comments:

  1. How exciting JoJo. I haven't been on a train in many, many moons but it was an experience that I remember to this day. Too bad that cross country train trips cost an arm and a leg as it would be something I would love to do. (big deep sigh !)

    Glad you were blessed with another lovely day for your train trip, it made for some gorgeous photos.

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    1. We were VERY lucky to get such a gorgeous day for this trip. Traveling by train is the only way I ever went as a kid b/c my mom refuses to fly. It's been awhile since i've been on one though. Probably the last time was a Sunday Seattle Mariners game in 2001; was easier to take the train than drive up in the traffic.

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  2. I haven't been on a train since I have been in North America although in my 20s I used to commute to London every day. That's a long time ago. Love the pictures you took. You can't go wrong with water in my opinion. Really is a nice area where you live. I was in Plymouth once, think I told you.

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    1. Thanks!! It's great to be near the coast again. Let's face it, Puget Sound just isn't the same thing. Nor were the lakes and rivers that were near my old house in WA. The actual coast was a good 3-4 hour drive!

      I love Plymouth! It's a great place!

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  3. What a wonderful trip! Looking forward to part 2 :0)

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  4. Only thing wrong with those wonderful old trains is the lack or air con on a hot day!

    Was that ticket collector's moustache real?

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    1. It was a little warm in the car b/c we were in the sun but I don't think it was uncomfortable. I think his moustache was real.....looked real!

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  5. Simply stunning. I love that bridge and to be able to travel on must have been such a treat! Happy Halloween!!

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    1. Thanks! Happy Halloween to you too! Yes I was very excited to travel on the bridge for the first time. I was gonna eventually take the tourist train in summer but this was a much better opportunity.

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  6. WOW. I bet you had a blast. Loved seeing your pictures!

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    1. We did! So glad we did this trip!

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