Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Just like the old days

- Honey stop the car!
- What? Here? It's a highway!
- But the steam train is coming! Here, a dead-end roaaaaad! Pleaaaaase.
This dialog seems to have taken an eternity. We were on the road on the way back from church exactly at the same time as the steam train was coming! It only takes tourists on weekends and I was going to miss the chance to take pictures? Luckily, right after the bridge there is a dead-end road and I was able to photograph "Smokey Mary" or the steam locomotive-hauled train. The train rides about 16 miles (25 km) to a nearby town. School field trips have taken my kids to ride the train and they learned all about old train cars and wagons in a very amusing way.


Moi said...

haha.....i must have had that conversation with my husband ad infinitum...:D

love the second shot where u have captured Smokey Mary in all her glory...i have always found trains fascinating and steam engines even more so ..

hope u are having a great week, Cris :)

Ash said...

Old world charm :)

Susie said...

My husband loves the old steam trains and they are slowly dying out. Great pictures you've shared Cris!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Wow thats fatastic you only would expect this in 'the movies' beautiful to see a locomotif (I think you call that that name?) I can imagine you two sitting there , tlking to each other hahaha it made me laugh!:)

Perhaps you would like to visit my blog too? I posted photo's o our trip to Italy/Sicily fromold historic buildings to the food and shopwindows, you might like to see it?

Hope to see you on my blog Bye :) JoAnn

Mike said...


As you probably know I can not pass up a train, especially a steam train. Great captures. You have made my day!


Kerri said...

Well of course you have to take pictures!! That's what we bloggers do, right? My husband is used to me wanting to stop too :)
I'm glad your husband was obliging and you found a place to stop.
The old steam train has such charm. Thanks for sharing it with us.
We went on a short drive after church last Sunday to take pictures of the beautiful fall colors. They did finally become spectacular...we just had to wait a while longer than usual. Hope you're having a great week Cris :)

Paula said...

I would have been shouting the same thing! Great pictures. I especially like the first one with the steam drifting out. Perfect!

Connie Peterson said...

Beautiful train! Beautiful pictures .. so nice that your husband finally listened to you!!

a-xpressions said...

Steam engines....wwwohhh..!!!

work kept me busy and away from blogging world for more than a week and today I come back...what a pleasant feeling to see you post after long time.

I love trains and journey by trains too...I have few pics of steam trains...I should upload soon...:))

Sonia said...

Ótimas fotos, Cris! Parece uma viagem ao passado! Adorava andar de trem quando criança!

Luna said...

Great photos. This fits today to my toy train post.
I can remember when I was a child, we have every day to walk over a bridge where steam trains below are driven by and the steam comes to the bridge and I always was afraid of the train.

Tammy said...

I would love to ride on that old steam engine! :)

Ash said...

Thanks for doing my tag Cris...Enjoyed reading your list!

Cláudia said...

Cris, I loved the pictures and the Smokey Mary.My family and I went to take a ride in this train, it´s like to come back to the past. It´s such a beautiful trip!

Anonymous said...

Love riding the train...You can sit back with a book and not worry about time. Trains will get there when they get there. No worries.
Beautiful photos you shared.
Thank you.


JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Cris, I saw this train already but I wanted to wish yoyu a great weekend with some funny cows (art) :)

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi answer on your comment from JOANN:

Cris yes time-difference ( between our countries) is a fact, therefore I posted the clock on the sidebar....
You can do it too, just click on the clock and make your own, past/copie it in your sidebar...

Good luck!:)

a-xpressions said...

Thanks Cris for your recent visit...:) I will post remaining couple of shots tomorrow again...:))
Are you going to celebrate halloween tonight..??

Deana said...

I think that is so cool you got photos of the train! Glad your husband stopped for you....great shots. Who doesn't love a train?

Kelli said...

Those are amazing pictures, Cris! I love the first one especially!

Cris said...

Thank you so much for all your comments, everyone loves trains I believe and lucky are the countries that still have a regular train service connecting cities... and I miss that... so the steam train is fun, but I would love to see modern trains here.

Britt-Arnhild said...

How charming.
Thanks for the photos.

Sonia said...

Obrigada pelos comentários Cris!

Não é toda hora que vemos essa formação de patos, mas quando eles aparecem a gente sai correndo para ver, porque eles fazem um barulhão.
É mesmo muito bonito!


guild_rez said...

Just stopping by to thank you for your visit. Perhaps you want to see my latest blog entry and I promise you a surprise:-((

Have a wonderful weekend

Verena said...

Hi Cris,
we have such a steam train in the south of Austria too and it makes his tour like in Brazil too, for tourists. It seems as if it makes no difference, if you are a tourist in Brazil or Austria ;-)!
Lots of greetings, Verena