Trainumentary 19: Experience this Train Ride Along “The Wall” on US-Mexico Border

In 2013 there was a nothing but a chain link fence along this same stretch. In 2017 this new replacement border was under construction. Here is what it looked like as of Aug. 25, 2019.

 

Watch the Erie Zoo train cross a 103-year-old trestle on Trainmentary 17

After winding through the zoo, this mini-train travels across a 200-foot concrete bridge/trestle twice. On the second crossing, on the way back to the station, the trestle comes into full view. The trestle was originally constructed as a bridge across the mighty Mill Creek, which flooded the City of Erie in 1915, killing over 30 people, including the fire chief. The bridge, which also serves as a driftcatcher to prevent further flooding, was constructed in 1916, and updated in 2010. It was adapted for use as a mini-train trestle in the mid 20th century. Still photos by Michael L. Morgan.

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Where Is She?

Trainumentary Trivia Question: Can you identify the railroad-related home of this stunning piece of art? To see the correct answer, scroll down below the statue.

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Answer: Chicago Union Station – this photograph was taken in February 2017, shortly after extensive renovations had been made to restore this incredible transportation hub.

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Trainumentary 13: Stop, Look & Listen to this Model Train Layout by the French Creek Valley Railroad Historical Society

 

Enjoy this latest episode in the ongoing “Trainumentary” series, which features a model train layout loosely designed after Meadville, PA.

 

 

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Challenge: See if you can find the above Erie caboose in the model train featured in Trainumentary 13. Incidentally, this caboose is parked in Meadville, PA for the public to enjoy.