Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Madison Drives a Train
Madison and I in the engineer's chair of UP 4971 during our recent camping trip to the Feather River Canyon:
During our recent trip to the Feather River canyon, we spent a night at Pulga. Early in the morning a Westbound train that was stopping for a meet stopped right by our truck! We took a walk over to wave to the crew and to our delight they invited us on board. As it was early in the morning I was holding my cup of coffee and didn't have have a camera with me, but the engineer had his . . .
The very friendly engineer and conductor let us climb aboard for a short minute and even let Madison honk the horn. She didn't really get to drive the train, but it was very exciting none the less. She even got a farewell gift from these two great guys - a UPRR standard issue yellow lantern.
It was the highlight of our trip!