It is the week of Christmas. A father, mother and teenage daughter are waiting at the train depot. What are they doing for Christmas? They are spending it on a train. The train arrives, and they board the train. They go to their seat and sit down. They look outside and watch as the train pulls from the station. The father and mother look out at the scenery, the daughter yanks off her shoes and socks and lays across the seat to sleep. The father and mother are awed by the grace of her sleepy face, and they are in awe of the scenery outside. The snow falls covering the branches. They pass over rippling creeks. What a way to spend Christmas. They snuggle each other. The mother says, “Merry Christmas.”
Whether you are riding the train or just watching trains or even working on the train. May you have a very Merry Christmas. Remember all of those who are working on this day to keep the trains running.
TOP PHOTO is of the diesel Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Locomotive Number 722 from the Potomac Eagle Scenic Train in Romney, West Virginia
SECOND PHOTO is of the W. M. Mason locomotive at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland
THIRD PHOTO is of the Number 17 William Simpson York locomotive which is operated by ‘Steam Into History’ in New Freedom, Pennsylvania
FOURTH PHOTO is of the Holiday Lights train at the Wilmington and Western Railroad in Greenbank, Delaware
FIFTH PHOTO is the train depot of the Colebrookdale Railroad in Boyertown, Pennsylvania
BOTTOM PHOTO is a caboose from the Pennsylvania Railroad in Boyertown, Pennsylvania