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.
Watch Trainumentary 16: “Before” and “After” Views of a Railroad Crossing in Erie County, PA
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.
Answer: Chicago Union Station – this photograph was taken in February 2017, shortly after extensive renovations had been made to restore this incredible transportation hub.
Trainumentary 15: WWII Re-Enactment Aboard the Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad Reality Ride
Trainumentary 14: Reality Ride from Erie, PA to Maricopa, AZ in 7 minutes
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.
Stop, Look and Watch Trainumentary 12: The Roomette Movie-ette on Amtrak’s Texas Eagle
If you’ve ever wondered what a sleeper car looks like, the “play” button below is the place to click. Up until recently, yours truly thought they looked like depictions of movies from 1939. They don’t. Sometimes it’s good to be mistaken.
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Vacationing Parakeet Productions (VPP) C. 2018
Music “Sail with Rails” C. 2016 Christine Lorraine Collection
Savor the flavor of America from a train window with these cross-country photos
Trainumentarians have traveled from Pennsylvania to Arizona several times in the past several years, photographing extraordinary places and eye-catching scenes as the train cut through America’s splendor.
Here are some samples of the magnificent imagery that was captured digitally in November and December 2017.
The High Desert Emporium – Marathon, TX
Pegasus Place – Dallas, TX
St. Joseph Catholic Church – Joliet, IL
Willis Tower – Chicago, IL as seen pulling into the train station
Although the el Charro cafe in Lordsburg, NM is no longer serving meals, its sign mural tells a rodeo story of the real west.
One of the surprising views of traveling through Springfield, Illinois’ capital, is this view of such an imposing and architecturally brilliant government building.
This bank in Lemont, IL is unique as there is a “mini-me” bank in its lower storefront.
The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge is stunning, but at night its lighted silhouette dazzles train passengers.
Ft. Hancock, TX – a small town that sits near the US-Mexican border
Street level view of Anywheresville
The big sky paints overhead beauty somewhere in Illinois.
ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Broadcasting – Phoenix, AZ as captured from the light rail train traveling through downtown.
Another downtown Phoenix, AZ aesthetically-stimulating structure as seen from the light rail train.
All Aboard for WWII Re-Enactment Weekend July 14-16 with Train Ride on Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad
Jump on for this July 15 Re-Enactment ride, and learn details of the other weekend-long events here http://www.octrr.org/index.php?siteID=873&pageID=17231_2
Passenger-eye view aboard the historic Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad June 2016