I remember that trip because for me it was one of the best trips we ever took. I loved the train!
At one of the stops there was a dust storm and our porter let us stand on the steps for a picture. For us that was a big adventure.
June Cleaver. Can you guess the year? It was 1956. People got all dressed up when they traveled. We're all a little more relaxed today.
Galveston Railroad Museum. The tickets weren't cheap, but I decided it would be a special day for us. Ironically, the last time I rode a train it was the same one that was involved in the accident in Hoboken, NJ a couple of weeks ago. I think that was back in 2005 or 2006, so it had been a while since I rode a train. (I don't count the Metro train we take from the Park and Ride to the Houston Texans games a real train. It's more like an above ground subway.)
The train ride was this past Sunday and we almost didn't make it. On Thursday evening Reid ended up in the ER with eye complications from the Graft vs Host disease. We waited until early Sunday morning to make the final decision about going and by then his eyes had responded some to the medication and he was game.
We were scheduled to leave at 9:00 and return at 4:00, but we ran a little late. There were three engines although we only saw the one that I think belongs to the museum. (These pictures will enlarge if you click on them.)
This was in Rosenberg, Texas at the the Rosenberg Train Museum. I wish the train hadn't been moving and the glass was clean, but you get the idea. People were there waving and taking pictures. This was the best of the bunch I took because we were moving too fast.
I think the thing that surprised me the most was all the people that came out to see the train. All along the route they were at train crossings waving and taking pictures. I couldn't get that many pictures along the route because by the time I saw them it was too late for a picture. I did get some when the train slowed down.
This was in Bellville, Texas. If you've ever been to Bellville you've probably stopped at the town bakery. The building on the right is the bakery. I used to stop there on my way to Round Top for the antique show. They've got some really good baked goods.
I did get this one in Sealy though. I just can't remember if it was when we were coming or going.
Dan Pastorini was on our train. He was a quarterback for the old Houston Oilers football team way back when. He was sitting in the seat in front of me and people were getting his autograph. I couldn't see who it was and wondered what was going on. After he left I asked the lady across the aisle. She told me and then gave me an extra autograph that she had gotten. I'm going to put it with my Warren Moon, Bum Phillips, Giff Nielson autographed Oiler's football. I was thrilled.