Friday, December 15, 2006

Sagebrush Shortline Christmas Ride

This evening the whole family went up the hill to take a ride on the Sagebrush Short Line Railroad. Over the last few years a Christmas train ride has become an unusual christmas tradition for our family.

This year the lines were really long. It was warmer than usual even though the wind was blowing. I think they had a pretty good out of town envolvement. There were a lot of trailers and motorhomes parked up there. There were several trains running. Most of them were gasoline powered. When we first got into line to wait for a turn to ride they had three coal fired steam powered locomotives running together. I was hoping to get a chance to ride on them, but by the time we got to the front of the line, they had taken them offline for maintenance.

We took our train ride and the family vetoed my suggestion of getting back into line for another ride. So we loaded up the van and drove around the south side of town looking at Christmas lights.

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