Romance of rail still beckons


Submitted photo Carol Edwards grew up a railroader's daughter and often traveled by train. She visited a railroad museum on vacation and the memories came flooding back.

School is back in session, which means teachers are scrambling to fit everything into a crowded day and students are getting accustomed to hearing that word homework.

For most of us, it means vacations are put off for another year, or at least until that first break hits sometime in October. Despite the hectic pace of fall, there is one trip that beckons me nearly every day — catching a train to Anywhere, USA.

I grew up as a railroader’s daughter. My father was an engineer for decades, and the love of trains still pulses within me. In today’s fast-paced world where kids are tied to video games or texting or emailing, I can’t help but think of what an incredible adventure they may have missed out on by not riding a train.

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