The Pagoda, Reading, Pennsylvania

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Old Train Station, Wernersville, Pennsylvania

Pretty close to my neck of the woods John… when I was a little girl, my parents had a home about 1/2 mile from this train station. Brings back memories.

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Old Train Station Wernersville PennsylvaniaThis  is  an  old  train  station  in  Wernersville,  Pennsylvania.

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Old Logging Car, Titusville, Pennsylvania

Drake Well Museum, Titusville, PA — shared from John Cowgill’s blog. Thanks John!

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Old Logging Car Drake Well Park Titusville PennsylvaniaThis  is  an  old  logging  car  on  display  at  the  Drake  Well  Museum  in  Titusville,  Pennsylvania.

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Autumn and the Railroad

Often ride the trains, in fact, on a train today, love reading John’s stories and articles!

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There is a crisp coolness in the air.  Autumn has arrived.  The leaves on the trees are changing color, and they will eventually detach from the branch and fall to the ground.  It is a time when many people flock to the forest.  Some will hike.  Some will drive.  Some will take the train.

People arrive at the train station.  They get their tickets.  The train comes.  People get on the train.  The hoot toots.  The whistle blows.  The train has begun the journey.  All around you the colors of fall are on display.  The kids have their faces glued to the windows.  The lady has her bare feet across her man’s lap.  Two elderly men are just sitting talking about the good old days.  The train rolls down the track crossing bridges and grade crossing and passing through rock cuts and tunnels.  Everyone is enjoying the ride.

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Old Train Station, Salamanca, New York

From our buddy at Act 1 Productions, and another of his fun adventures: John Cowgill

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Old Train Station Salamanca New YorkThis  is  the  old  train  station  in  Salamanca,  New  York.  It  now  houses  the  Salamanca  Railroad  Museum.

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C.B.I. Theater – June 1945 (2)

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The First Military Railroad in America

Love this historical read! Thanks John!

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From the American Civil War to this present day, the railroad has played a role in the military not just in the United States but in other countries around the world.  Do you know where the railroad was first used for military service?  It was during the American Civil War, and it was used during the First Battle of Manassas although not on the battlefield itself.  General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson did use the railroad to transport his troops between Delaplane, Virginia to the Manassas Junction (now Manassas) to march his troops to the battlefield, but there was a railroad built specifically for military use.   Sadly, most of the railroad bed is gone, but there are a few markers at places where the train once ran.

It began north of the railroad junction (which is where Wellington Road crosses the tracks) past the old train station in what is now Old…

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