Saturday, October 06, 2012
a conductor on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. I was lucky to visit my grandparents often and stayed with them for longer stretches during summer. The village they lived in was a turnaround and maintenance facility for the Chessie System. I always loved to see the trains, hear their whistles, watch them rumble through on their journeys. My grandfather was my hero. He still is. So, I was really excited to find the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad in Garibaldi Oregon. The OCSR is being lovingly rebuilt and recreated by passionate and caring volunteers. They have a short run between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach. Last weekend, my partner and several friends and I took a ride on the train. Oh my goodness, did it bring back wonderful memories from my childhood. And, the train ride created new, wonderful memories for today. What a gorgeous ride it was. The scenery couldn't have been more beautiful. If you are ever near the Central or North Coast of Oregon, do yourself a massive favor and ride the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. If you aren't near here, check out your own locale. I bet you'll find your own wonderful version of our railroad. Check it out. Take a ride. Enjoy the journey.
Here are some photos from the trip: