Had a great day, went to a Ma and Pa Railroad Heritage place. All volunteers, a step back in time to a place I'd never been. Took a ride on what looked like a tram but wasn't. The sound was neat. Clickety click, clickity click, clickety click, clickity click, de dum. No wonder music has been made of the sound of trains.
But the beauty of where this short ride takes you is magnificent. They built the Ma and Pa railroad in a gorgeous valley. Considered to be beautiful at the time and my word, it still is.
Private non-profit group run the establishment. With a rolling mill, and a general store - right out of the pages of history. Such a gentle feeling from caring folk who are enjoying being able to share a view into history. Equipment from the 18th century still there because it didn't fill the WWII needs for metal.
And the trees, wow, beautiful tall trees along the trip. I have to look one up to see if it is an oak.
If I was an engineer, even tho' it's a small gauge track with many, many curves - just to ride through that beauty would be worthwhile.
Talked to the father of one of the volunteers. He had worked on the railroad and retired from it. He commented that the trains were put along streams when they were built.
Had 1 penny candy - that was fun. The general store had a variety of things displayed that had been in the store when it was purchased. Covered the gamut from lemon squeezers to feed sacks.
The weather was perfect - not too hot or cool.
Couldn't take pictures on the train it was too bumpy. Next year they'll have a real train to ride. That will be neat. Although I wish it would be steam and it'll be diesel. Oh well.
Hope all is well with you.