“A Train of Thankfulness”

The Depot at the Colebrookdale Railroad in Boyertown, Pennsylvania

Welcome aboard the ‘Train of Thankfulness’.  This train is made up of cars that we can be thankful for on this Thanksgiving.  So, let us go to the yard and start putting this train together.

Number 1776 of the Norfolk and Western Railway on Display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, Virginia

Of course, we must begin with the locomotive.

Next car is the Northern Central Railway of New Freedom, Pennsylvania

Next car is Act 1 Productions

Next car is the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

Next car is the Irish Railroad Workers Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

Next car is the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum in Fairfax Station, Virginia

Next car is the city of Manassas, Virginia

Next car is the National Park Service

Next car is the Smithsonian Institution

Next car is the Pioneer Tunnel and Steam Train in Ashland, Pennsylvania

Next car is the town of Strasburg, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Prince William County Model Railroad Club of Manassas, Virginia

Next car is the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, Maryland

Next car is the town of Luray, Virginia

Next car is Luray Caverns in Luray, Virginia

Next car is the Shenandoah Caverns in Shenandoah Caverns, Virginia

Next car is the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, Virginia

Next car is Long Bridge Park in Crystal City, Virginia

Next car is the Black River and Western Railroad in Ringoes, New Jersey

Next car is Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia

Next car is the Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg, Virginia

Next car is the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad in Romney, West Virginia

Next car is the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in Galeton, Pennsylvania

Next car is the city of Lynchburg, Virginia

Next car is the Wilmington and Western Railroad in Greenbank, Delaware

Next car is the Lake Shore Railway Museum in North East, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad in Titusville, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Wanamaker, Kempton and Southern Railroad in Kempton, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Everett Railroad Company in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Bryson City, North Carolina

Next car is the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C.

Next car is Kinzua Bridge State Park in Mount Jewett, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Biltmore in Ashville, North Carolina

Next car is The Train Room in Hagerstown, Maryland

Next car is the Suffolk Seaboard Railroad Museum in Suffolk, Virginia

Next car is the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum in Hagerstown, Maryland

Next car is the Western Maryland Railway Museum in Union Bridge, Maryland

Next car is the Colebrookdale Railroad in Boyertown, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Next car is the Sykesville and Patapsco Model Railroad Club in Sykesville, Maryland

Next car is the town of Bowie, Maryland

Next car is the Railroad Museum in Bowie, Maryland

Next car is the Perryville Railroad Museum in Perryville, Maryland

Next car is the Lincoln Train Museum in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Baltimore Society of Model Railroad Engineers in Baltimore, Maryland

Next car is the Baltimore Streetcar Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

Next car is Fort Monroe in Fort Monroe, Virginia

Next car is the Model Train Exhibit at Merchants Square in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Railroad Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth, Virginia

Next car is Ashcroft Hall and Gardens in Richmond, Virginia

Next car is the Jefferson Depot Village in Jefferson, Ohio

Next car is the Cushwa Basin in Williamsport, Maryland

Next car is Norlo Park in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Historic Roscoe Village in Coshocton, Ohio

Next car is Harris Tower in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Chesapeake and Allegheny Live Steamers at Leakin Park in Baltimore, Maryland

Next car is the Rappahannock Railroad Museum in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Next car is ‘Montpelier’ in Orange, Virginia

Next car is the Warther Carving Museum in Dover, Ohio

Next car is Gathland State Park in Burkittsville, Maryland

Next car is the Lincoln Train Station in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Next car is the town of Brunswick, Maryland

Next car is the Brunswick Heritage Museum in Brunswick, Maryland

Next car is the Gettysburg National Battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Danbury Railroad Museum in Danbury, Connecticut

Next car is the Museum of American History in Washington D.C.

Next car is ‘Roadside America’ in Shartlesville, Pennsylvania

Next car is the ‘Greenbrier’ in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Next car is the Princeton Railroad Museum in Princeton, West Virginia

Next car is Ontelaunee Park in New Tripoli, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Winchester Little Theater in Winchester, Virginia

Next car is the Chesapeake and Ohio Depot Museum in Covington, Virginia

Next car is the Youth Museum, Beckley in West Virginia

Next car is the John Henry Historical Park in Talcott, West Virginia

Next car is Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo, Maryland

Next car is the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Heritage Center in Clifton Forge, Virginia

Next car is Liberty State Park, Jersey City in New Jersey

Next car is the Old Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal in Jersey City, New Jersey

Next car is the ‘Statue of Liberty’ in Jersey City, New Jersey

Next car is the Baltimore and Ohio Roundhouse in Martinsburg, West Virginia

Next car is the Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor, Connecticut

Next car is the Gaithersburg Community Museum in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Next car is the West Virginia Railroad Museum, Elkins in West Virginia

Next car is the Hagerstown Railroad Museum at City Park in Hagerstown, Maryland

Next car is the Old Stevensville Depot in Stevensville, Maryland

Next car is the Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston, Connecticut

Next car is the Old Lorton Workhouse Center in Lorton, Virginia

Next car is the Adam Stephen House and Triple Brick Museum in Martinsburg, West Virginia

Next car is the Burke Lake Railroad at Burke Lake Park in Burke, Virginia

Next car is Kalmbach Publishing

Next car is Trains Magazine

Next car is the Roads and Rails Museum in Frederick, Maryland

Next car is the Town of Thurmond, West Virginia

Next car is the Richmond Railroad Museum in Richmond, Virginia

Next car is the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat in Essex, Connecticut

Next car is the New River Gorge National Park in Fayetteville West Virginia

Next car is the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, Virginia

Next car is the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine in Emmitsburg, Maryland

Next car is the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Cumberland, Maryland

Next car is the Harpers Ferry Toy Train Museum and Joy Line Railroad in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Next car is the Whippany Railway Museum in Whippany, New Jersey

Next car is the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia

Next car is the town of Herndon, Virginia

Next car is the Star Barn Village at Stone Gables and Ironstone Ranch in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Dennison Depot Museum in Dennison, Ohio

Next car is the Isset Heritage Museum in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Next car is the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio

Next car is the National New York Central Railroad Museum in Elkhart, Indiana

Next car is the Heritage Farm and Village in Huntington, West Virginia

Next car is EnterTrainment Junction in West Chester, Ohio

Next car is the town of Warrenton, Virginia

Next car is the town of Georgetown, Delaware

Next car is the town of Minersville, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Number 113 Restoration Project in Minersville, Pennsylvania

Next car is the town of Felton, Delaware

Next car is the Medina Railroad Museum in Medina, New York

Next car is the Marshall County Museum in Plymouth, Indiana

Next car is the Pullman National Historic Site in Chicago, Illinois

Next car is the town of Danville, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Corner Field Model Railroad Museum and Trading Post Train Shop in Middlefield, Ohio

Next car is the Erie Zoo in Erie, Pennsylvania

Next car is Pennypacker Mills in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania

Next car is Knoebel’s Amusement Park in Elysburg, Pennsylvania

Next car is Manassas National Battlefield in Manassas, Virginia

Next car is the Gallitzin Tunnels in Gallitzin, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Train Station Museum in Everett, Pennsylvania

Next car is the town of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Next car is the Tour Ed Mine in Tarentum, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Ohio History Connection in Columbus, Ohio

Next car is the Railroad Memorial Park in Ridgely, Maryland

Next car is the Stan Hywet Museum and Gardens in Akron, Ohio

Next car is the Stewartstown Railroad in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania

Next car is the West Chester Railroad in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Salamanca Railroad Museum in Salamanca, New York

Next car is the Swigart Antique Auto Museum in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway in Nelsonville, Ohio

Next car is Northlandz in Flemington, New Jersey

Next car is Leesylvania State Park in Rippon Landing, Virginia

Next car is Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio

Next car is Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Linthicum, Maryland

Next car is Ohio Caverns in West Liberty, Ohio

Next car is the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, Virginia

Next car is the Iron and Steel Heritage Center in Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois

Next car is the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio

Next car is the town of Eagle Rock, Virginia

Next car is the town of Shenandoah, Virginia

Next car is the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Heritage Village in Muddy Creek Forks, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Train Station Museum in Woodsboro, Maryland

Next car is Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Gardners, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Old Train Station in Amherst, Virginia

Next car is the Attica and Arcade Railroad in Arcade, New York

Next car is the Walkersville Southern Railroad in Walkersville, Maryland

Next car is the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson, Indiana

Next car is the Benjamin Banneker Historic Site in Ellicott City, Maryland

Next car is the town of Centreville, Maryland

Next car is the town of Thomas, West Virginia

Next car is the Old Train Station, New Oxford, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Durbin Rocket in Durbin, West Virginia

Next car is the Cass Scenic Railroad in Cass, West Virginia

Next car is the Cassie Seaboard Railroad (CSX)

Next car is the Norfolk Central Railroad

Next car is the Union Pacific Railroad

Next car is the Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Next car in the Martinsburg Roundhouse in Martinsburg, West Virginia

Next car in the Model Train Display at Merchants Square in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron, Ohio

Next car is the Star Barn at Stone Gables in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Next is the Warther Carving Museum in Dover, Ohio

Next car the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, Virginia

Next car is the Stewartstown  Railroad in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania

Next car is the Train Room in Hagerstown, Maryland

Next car is Norlo Park in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania

Next car is Maries Candies in West Liberty, Ohio

Next car is the Cumberland Valley Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania

Next car is Amtrak

Next car is the National Railroad Historical Society

Next car is the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF)

Next car is the city of Roanoke, Virginia

Next car is the town of Ridgely, Maryland

Next car is the city of Richmond, Virginia

Next car is the city of Baltimore, Maryland

Next car is the Strasburg Railroad in Ronks, Pennsylvania

Next car is the town of Point of Rocks, Maryland

Next car is the city of Elkhart, Indiana

Next car is the town of Berkeley Springs, Virginia

Next Car is the Coolfont Resort in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Next car is the city of Cumberland, Maryland

And we end the train with something that ended trains in the old days: the good old caboose.

Caboose Number 90324 of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway at the Heritage Farm Museum and Village in Huntington, West Virginia

I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving, and I thank everyone who is a part of this train.  I hope that this train gets longer as we add more cars.

The Arcade and Attica Railroad Passenger Train at the Depot in Arcade, New York

Special thanks to the Audobon Society in Bethesda, Maryland, the Colebrookdale Railroad in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, The Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, Virginia, the Heritage Farm Museum and Village in Huntington, West Virginia, and the Arcade and Attica Railroad in Arcade, New York.

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