Thursday, June 2, 2011

Our Trip to the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum

Over the Memorial Day weekend, Livie, Nonno, Andrew, and I took a train ride on the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad. We all had a lot of fun riding in a Pullman car (with a snack bar in the dining car, which was connected to the one we were riding). Our trip went from Boone to Fraser (an old mining town) before heading back to Boone. We even went over this super tall trestle (I think it's something like 190 feet tall), which made Livie think we were actually flying!

Andrew had a blast, since he's a BIG train fan. He was telling us all sorts of info about the trains that we saw (and the one that we rode).

Here are some of the photos from that ride:

Here's the entrance.

Nonno and Livie are looking at the ticket booth exhibit in the museum.

Thumbs up! We're excited to ride the train!

Thumbs up, again! We're looking around the museum before we board.

Here's a quick shot of the ticket counter exhibit in the museum.

This is the train we're going to ride.

Here's the railway we're riding.

The water tower!

Another view of the train . . .
When we told Livie what this sign said, she cracked up and asked me to take a photo of it!

Daddy and Livie are looking around.

These are some of the museum items.

Posing in front of a train!

We were impressed by this steam train.

Livie loved the caboose.

Livie and Andrew are giving thumbs up. Nonno is giving Livie horns.

We're just about to head out of the station.

Guess who's excited!

Taking in the scenery . . .

They're being hams for the camera!

We've stopped in Fraser while they move the engine to the other end of the train. We also took this opportunity to visit the "snack car" which had treats (sodas, chips, cookies, etc). 

The Pullman car seats were made in Wakefield, MA.

We're just about to go over the trestle (and we're approximately 190 feet up). A still photo doesn't do it justice.


Nancy said...

How fun! I love a good train ride.

The trestle would have scare me though.

Great photos, Sonya!

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