Thanks to All who came Aboard!

Northeast Regional

That’s my train, the Northeast Regional crossing the CT River about 6:00 am

Yesterday was National Train Day. I mentioned in my post, that several of my writing friends were indulging my obsession with trains by joining me with posts on their blogs. I shared an early post by Sharukh and an early post by Mary, Mary added a second post about a train station brew pub (beer fountain anyone?) and then Mary cajoled Joanne into joining us with a story about Canadian trains and some wonderful photos of trains in the snow.

During the day, and after I was tucked in for the night, a few more friends joined as they had promised they would. I promised that I would mention their posts, so here we go. Sharukh, a bona fide train nut and travel enthusiast, brought us a post about five grand luxury trains in India. Kate Powell, a talented artist who uses paint instead of a camera shared her impression for the train station in Portland. Cheryl, who frequently shares stories from dream lands here on our planet and those that only exist in her creative mind, along with some inspiring photography, great food and behind-the-bar chatter(1), shared her dream train ride with us, just under the wire.

Unexpected but certainly welcome, National Train Day went international when a blogger/photographer in England joined David (see yesterday’s first comment) to represent the U.K.

I want to thank everyone who participated, and I encourage you to read these folks. I follow them regularly, and they never disappoint.

(1) Cheryl is the bartender when I am having a beer on this page.

About Dan Antion

Husband, father, woodworker, cyclist, photographer, geek - oh wait, I’m writing this like I only have 140 characters. I am all those things, and more, and all of these passions present me with opportunities to observe, and think about things that I can’t write about in other places. I have started this blog to catch the stuff that falls out, overflows and just plain doesn’t fit the other containers in my life.
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24 Responses to Thanks to All who came Aboard!

  1. joannesisco says:

    This train fest was a lot of fun :)
    On future train posts it’s going to be pretty hard to beat Sharukh’s contribution of luxury train experiences!!

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  2. Ruth says:

    Thanks for the mention Dan! :-)

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  3. Thanks Dan for gifting me the title of train nut. My friends usually call me Movie Maniac. Now I have one more title to my belt.

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  4. GP Cox says:

    I love trains. And it’s a good thing too, because there’s a lot of hub-bub going on here in FL with them now. I’ve got to send this post to Penny Vanderbilt!

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  5. I thoroughly enjoyed your post, and Joanne’s. I’ll have to check out the other’s too. I’m looking forward to next year’s National Train Day now.

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  6. Looks like Y’all had fun.

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  7. Prior-2001 says:

    Hey Dan – here is my photo to join in…. it is a picture from the bridge – and you can see many tracks all lined up – a reminder of the busy times in the past when trains were used way more….peace….

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