Tonight will be a quick post as I have been busy with a presentation for my class tomorrow.
Today I made a quick visit to the Tracy Historical Museum. I had two purposes for the visit.
First, I am trying to track down some old pictures of where the Tracy library was.
Second, I wanted to see the model train layout.
Tracy is an old railroad town so it is always nice when the members of the European Train Enthusiasts bring their modules to display at the museum.
It is also great to see the creativity of some of the members. These new train cars are loaded up with logs that were cut from the creators back yard.
I like this picture as it makes me think of how logging is done in the mountains and the logs are sometimes brought to the sawmills by train.
The same member that made the logging cars also owns this train. I really like the old steam engine.
The passenger cars are just like the ones from when he was growing up in Germany, so it has special meaning for him.
It is really cool when you hear the stories behind why someone has specific trains, or how they have worked to construct one of the modules.
The train layout always brings back memories of the train set I had growing up.
Did you have a train set?