|Last week I spotted an announcement that Union Pacific was making a stop in our city on their 150th anniversary tour. This was one opportunity I was not going to miss. |
As it happened, I went alone on a very hot day. It was worth it.
|There was a time when I frequently saw|
engines like this one going down the tracks
|I like this nostalgic setting at the station. |
The lamps and benches paint
a picture of men
and mothers tending their tots
while waiting for their train to arrive.
|Step up to the caboose but watch your step! |
The polished railings were so bright
I bet they were hot to the touch!
|Imagine standing on the platform and waving goodbye. In this election year it reminds me of the old "Whistle Stop" campaigns|
of a bygone era.