Monday, August 25, 2014

Old Train

 Old steam engine

What is it about old trains that we find so fascinating?  One day last week my husband and I were in Tottenham, where a group of volunteers runs the South Simcoe Railway.
 Rickety wooden car on some side rails

Sadly, the railway wasn't open the day we were there so I took photos from outside the fence.

 Closeup of rickety old car

Well, I was brave enough to sneak through the open gate to take the last photo. I was actually looking for someone to ask permission to walk in, but when I saw no one, I went back out.
Line of old cars

NOW I'm wishing I had been braver to get closer to the old cars!
In celebration of the old and wonderful "stuff", I  am connecting to Rubbish Tuesday HERE.
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51 comments:

Buttons said...

Thank you sneaky you LOVE LOVE the train shots. There is something so very mysterious about these old relics. So many stories. Hug B

Sandra said...

so glad you went inside. I did not realize there are wooden cars, the last two photos are great and i can see the wood... never really thought about it, thought they were all metal

Revrunner said...

That engine looks like a classic.

Judy said...

I love the old steam engine, and the boxcars are awesome. Makes me think of the books The Boxcar Children.

Roan said...

Be still my heart! Love anything train and that engine is fantastic! Love the old train cars with their chipped paint and weathered boards. Thank you for sharing and linking up!

see you there! said...

I like old trains a lot. Then again I like new trains a lot too. My favorite form of travel.

Darla

William Kendall said...

Old trains have character. That's what draws us to them. Terrific shots!

Birdman said...

The 'line of cars' is a favorite of photos I've seen this morning.

TexWisGirl said...

wow. some seriously old cars there!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

First shot is very very cool!

Tom said...

You sure don't see wooden boxcars any more. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Sharon Wagner said...

Oh, those weathered red boards are pretty amazing.

RedPat said...

Love these shots, EG!

Judy said...

Those look so very old! I love to see old trains.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

With fantastic visions of steam engines chugging around hills, it is no wonder heritage trains captured our imaginations. They have evolved into something different and more dangerous at times but the love of what they used to be lingers on.

Karen said...

Neat old boxcars! I always thought it would cool to turn one into a garden shed. Now, how to get it into my yard ;)

Taken For Granted said...

Love seeing the old railroad equipment, especially that steam engine. It is probably a 4-4-4 or a 4-4-2 making it passenger engine. These are becoming rare, so it's good to see one even in this condition.

Small City Scenes said...

Very neat blog. I am glad you got some good pictures even though you couldn't get close. We have a town here called Snoqualmie that has a historic train--I call it a train graveyard. So many old old and decrepit trains. They do have a steam engine with cars that one can ride on too. MB

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a bit hard to imagine those rickety old carriages actually choofing along the line EG.. but yes I agree old trains make fabulous subjects.. beautifully captured here.

Indrani said...

Looks so good even today!
Nice pics.

Jette Hollesen said...

I love the patina at the old trains.
Great photos!

Hugs
JetteMajken

cieldequimper said...

It's a bit sad that they are in such a sorry state and yet they do look cool.

And thanks so much for telling me this was in Tottenham. Now I'm humming the Tottenham Hotspurs football team song. I hate football! ;-)

Ginny said...

This is wonderful!! You never see these old wooden train cars anymore. I'm guessing all the workers were gone and they didn't have a guard. Bravo for being brave!! Your first engine shot is wonderful! It looks like a poster and so professional. you really show the ricketiness, and make it into beauty.

Veronica Roth said...

Gosh, how lovely. Robert and I just saw a BBC documentary of the history of the steam engine and The Flying Scotsman. There are still steam engines and trains running in England and once in a while we see one come past. amazing things, aren't they? I've only managed new trains: The Spirit of the Flying Scotsman, the Chunnel train and the Rocky Mountaineer . Not quite the same thing, is it? Sometimes I wish I lived in the 1920s. :D

Magia da Inês said...

。.✿✿°°
Uma pequena viagem ao passado através dessas fotos.
Amei as flores do post anterior.

Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
♡♡彡

Lisa Gordon said...

What beauties these are!!
I especially love the steam engine.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Good for you!
There is something about trains...

Photo Cache said...

The call of the photographic subject sometimes is strong enough to take us where we shouldn't be. I think we've all been there at one point.

Sylvia K said...

I do LOVE trains, too! I always have and, yes, there is just something about them! These are such terrific shots, EG!! Love that steam engine!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Have a great week!

Stephanie said...

Love these old trains. Great captured.

eileeninmd said...

These are great shots of the old trains.. I know some men in my family that would love to see these in person.. Have a happy week!

Michelle said...

I love those rusty old cars.

Felicia said...

Old trains are great and your photos of this old train are superb.

Diana Petrillo said...

Beautiful photographs of a lovely old romantic train. So glad I stopped by--

Linda said...

What a neat old train!

Rajesh said...

Superb shots of old train.

Susan Anderson said...

I'm a sucker for old trains...It's the mystery...the wondering where they've been and who has ridden them.

=)

Randy said...

Nice shots!

ladyfi said...

Such a lovely old train.

Lew said...

Great shots! It looks like they have quite a bit of work to do on the engine and box cars.

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

A classic photo

thanks

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Beautiful photos. I think some of the appeal of old engines, for me at least, is that you can see so much of the workings. As for the old wagons being rickety: we bought some old wagons years ago on the farm where I worked to use as pig pens, a purpose which they fulfilled admirably. In time the wooden parts rotted and we thought we'd get rid of them - big mistake. It took weeks to cut up the massive ironwork into manageable sections.

Fun60 said...

Steam trains are so much more emotive than modern diesel/electric trains. We both had the same idea for our posts this week.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Great shots of the carriages......beautiful colours!
The old engine could tell a few tales!

Riby

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This is amazing!!! I gotta call Bud into my office to show him....he'll be thrilled.

Judy said...

I love all the peeling paint, and the whole feeling that these railway cars have seen a lot of miles!!!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This is a beautiful old train. I love it.

Anvilcloud said...

It's not just old trains but old things in general. They have character. Old people too.

Alexa T said...

Indeed, good question: "What is it about old trains that we find so fascinating"?... Wonderful views and so interesting details shown to us! HAve a sunny day! Alexa T

NatureFootstep said...

I think it is wonderful taht people takes care of them. And this one is aging in a wonderful way.

Rose said...

I love trains, too. They don't even have to be old. Wouldn't you have loved to be able to look at leisure up close and personal?

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