Train Spotting

06 Mar

Historic Steam Engine

Today, we visited a railroad museum near us. Jenna’s favorites were the HUGE model train set with multiple running trains, tunnels, bridges, etc., and the actual train engine that she got to “drive” and blow the whistle. I was thrilled with all the fantastic photo opportunities and kicked myself for forgetting my good Nikon camera. I had to resort to my Droid camera apps (Vignette & RetroCamera), but ended up being quite pleased with the results! The steam engine pictured above & below is one of the only two running passenger steam engines in the U.S. They’re currently restoring it and prepping it for hitting the tracks again.

Steam Engine

Given how much we all loved it, I think we’ll be going back, and I’ll make sure to take my Nikon the next time! Enjoy the rest of the pics!

Steam Engine 1



Wheel & Chain



Wood Train Car



Rust 2



Brick Arch






BW Caboose



Rail Passes



Snowy Tracks



Iron Steps



Railroad Station









Rail Yard Tracks



Rusty End



Beside the Steam Engine



Red Coat Girl (Serious)

She really did have a great time, I promise! She just wasn’t in a photo shoot mood, plus, it was FREEZING outside and we were all a little bit numb.


Posted by on March 6, 2011 in Family, Jenna, Photography, Random Fun


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4 responses to “Train Spotting

  1. Heather

    March 7, 2011 at 9:17 am

    That child is simply stunning. Of course, she does come from good stock! 🙂



  2. PsychMamma

    March 7, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Heather –

    Awww, shucks *blushes*. Thanks, sweets! Smooches back atcha.

  3. Beth

    March 7, 2011 at 11:36 am

    My husband said “We’re getting a Droid!”

  4. PsychMamma

    March 7, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Beth –

    It IS pretty awesome to be able to take such awesome pics with the phone I already always have with me! =)


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