Sunday, November 24, 2013

Big Boys and Their Big Toys

   After a wrong turn in a small town, I came across a portion of railroad track along the edge modern townhomes.  And on those tracks was someone's personal collection of railroad memorabilia.  I know some guys who collect model trains, but these big boys apparently collect the real thing!


One engine . . . .

A few old boxcars for hoboes . . . .

Passenger car with observation windows . . . .


A caboose from Canada . . .



Add some accessories . . .

 

A little station and milk cans ready for the milk run . . .

 
   Someone's dream come true!
 
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24 comments:

  1. Wow! What a fantastic find and great photography ~ thanks, carol, xxx

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  2. I agree with Carol, what a terrific find and your captures are wonderful! I love old trains!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great week, Cynthia!!

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  3. What an amazing collection. Sometimes the best finds happen when we least expect them.

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  4. Wow, what a find!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

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  5. Big boys with big toys. It was your lucky day, when you stumbled on this collection. Loved the photo of the old milk cans.

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  6. Amazing stuff Cynthia ... I'm sure glad you took that wrong turn.
    Enjoy your week.

    Adelaide and Beyond

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  7. Nothing wrong with that I love seeing old trains, the guys lucky to be able to afford a hobby like that.

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  8. Those were the days! We all feel attracted to the past and the objects which were used then.

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  9. Great photos and an amazing collection. Wow! I haven't seen proper milk cans for years!

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  10. What a great find!

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  11. I once had a flat behind/above a shop that specialised in selling railwayania - nothing as big as these though.

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  12. Such a nice collection. I hope someone is actaully looking after it to preserve the history.

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  13. I don't see horses in the fields and I don't see milk churns at the station either - although I do remember the churns!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  14. Love trains... Thanks for sharing

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  15. That's awesome! I wonder what our homeowners' association would say...

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  16. We love trains! That must have been something to see! :)

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  17. Not sure why, but I too am fascinated by trains! We grew up in one of the few counties in the country that had NO train tracks..Asotin County in Eastern Washington State?

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  18. Now that is quiet a collection ! I like old steam trains.

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  19. I love it when my husband takes a wrong turn and we find such a treasure! I'm very fond of old trains.

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  20. it is quite impressive. :) Love to see the old machinery.

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  21. That quite a collection of trains. It would be fun to spend a night in one :)
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving :)

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  22. That is a fun hobby but I'm glad its not in my back yard.

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  23. These are fantastic collections from your wonderful shots!

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