A Train Ride for the Holidays



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

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