He traces the steam engine all the way back to the tea kettle.
Water, coal, fire, steam, pressure, locomotion—steam may not be the most efficient source of power but it is, to my way of thinking, the most dramatic. Nothing sounds like the long, lonely wail of a locomotive whistle. No wonder composers write songs about the clatter of a steam train through the night.
After a number of years off line and a major renovation, Nickel Plate 765 will fire up and pull excursion trains again this year. I’m thinking my grandson needs to share the experience with his grandma.
A. Decker said:
Yes. Take the grandson. (and then post about that!)
I love trains. Excellent thinking on the theme, and yes, your grandson certainly does need to share that with you!!
Nyack Squirrel said:
Love this, steam…. steam can burn like fire… steam…. I like steam though.
Dakota Bear said:
Good take on the theme.
Have a great time with your grandson on the train. I took a train ride into NYC with my daughter and her two sons(6 and 4 years old) the first weekend in April. It was the boys first train ride and they were thrilled. We also took them on the subway, they were thrilled hanging onto the pole.
Wings (Caffeinated Joe) said:
Great take – trains! I love when I am in bed at night and it is quiet, I can hear the train in the distance. I fall asleep thinking of being on it… of course, the train from my dreams is full of mystery and interesting people!
Ronda Laveen said:
What a wonderful memory to leave to your grandson. Great pics.
good for engineers! 😀
California Girl said:
original take on the theme. nice!
WOW great idea for the theme!
brian miller said:
nice play, going with trains. my boys love it. we went up to PA last year to ride the train, very cool.
I love old steam engines.
That second photo is lovely.