On our way out west to Rochelle, I spotted a sign advertising Sunday afternoon train rides at a park in the small town of Waterman. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to get out of the car, stretch our legs, and enjoy something different -- the kind of spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment activity that makes a loosely-scheduled vacation road trip so enjoyable.Waiting to take a ride on the Waterman & Western park train: Waterman, IL
a curious logo At the station, M tried out the engineer's seat... ... but he had to ride "coach". "Action shot". "Roster shot" - Waterman & Western Railroad - Waterman, IL Leaving the station.
Best of all, we made it back to the BNSF tracks before we missed any trains. Coming next... a special locomotive display at the Railroad Days celebration in Rochelle. Stay tuned...
np: Hank Williams - "I'd still want you"
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