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.
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.
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!!