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.
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.
Enjoy Trainumentary 12, and please click on youtube’s red “subscribe” button to see more trainumentaries and other entertaining videos as they are released.
Vacationing Parakeet Productions (VPP) C. 2018
Music “Sail with Rails” C. 2016 Christine Lorraine Collection
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.
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
This brave Texas water tower leads the march of the telephone poles near Cleburne.
After you take this reality ride through Pennsylvania’s historic oil region, be sure to watch Trainumentaries 1-9 on youtube.
This journey into America’s railroad past features two revamped passenger cars and US Navy steam engine #3, which have operated as restaurant components in Ocean View, DE since the mid-2000s. Special thanks to the staff of The Salted Rim for allowing us to present this trainumentary. Visit them at saltedrimde.com.
This video is c. 2015 Vacationing Parakeet Productions (VPP). Three original musical compositions are c. 2015 Christine Lorraine Collection: “A La Dining Car,” “Grand Station Rock,” and “Train Ride in Blue.”
Watch Trainumentaries 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 all on this youtube channel. Click the orange “subscribe” button to see new VPP videos as they’re released.
All aboard! Enjoy Trainumentary 5: US Navy #3 Steam Locomotive, Cape Cod Hyannis 2526, Washington Baltimore 2524