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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Thank you sneaky you LOVE LOVE the train shots. There is something so very mysterious about these old relics. So many stories. Hug B
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
That engine looks like a classic.
I love the old steam engine, and the boxcars are awesome. Makes me think of the books The Boxcar Children.
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!
I like old trains a lot. Then again I like new trains a lot too. My favorite form of travel.
Old trains have character. That's what draws us to them. Terrific shots!
The 'line of cars' is a favorite of photos I've seen this morning.
wow. some seriously old cars there!
First shot is very very cool!
You sure don't see wooden boxcars any more. Tom The Backroads Traveller
Oh, those weathered red boards are pretty amazing.
Love these shots, EG!
Those look so very old! I love to see old trains.
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.
Neat old boxcars! I always thought it would cool to turn one into a garden shed. Now, how to get it into my yard ;)
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.
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
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.
Looks so good even today!
I love the patina at the old trains.
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! ;-)
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.
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
Uma pequena viagem ao passado através dessas fotos.
Amei as flores do post anterior.
What beauties these are!!
I especially love the steam engine.
Good for you!
There is something about trains...
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.
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!
Love these old trains. Great captured.
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!
I love those rusty old cars.
Beautiful photographs of a lovely old romantic train. So glad I stopped by--
What a neat old train!
Superb shots of old train.
I'm a sucker for old trains...It's the mystery...the wondering where they've been and who has ridden them.
Such a lovely old train.
Great shots! It looks like they have quite a bit of work to do on the engine and box cars.
A classic photo
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.
Steam trains are so much more emotive than modern diesel/electric trains. We both had the same idea for our posts this week.
Great shots of the carriages......beautiful colours!
The old engine could tell a few tales!
This is amazing!!! I gotta call Bud into my office to show him....he'll be thrilled.
I love all the peeling paint, and the whole feeling that these railway cars have seen a lot of miles!!!
This is a beautiful old train. I love it.
It's not just old trains but old things in general. They have character. Old people too.
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
I think it is wonderful taht people takes care of them. And this one is aging in a wonderful way.
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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