Riding the rails

Reid is nuts about trains.

He has been saying “Choo Choo” when he sees a train, or train tracks, or a railroad crossing, or anything resembling a train for quite a while.

A couple of months ago, we saw two or three locomotives parked on a railway overpass on a weekend.  He said “Choo choo up” several times over the weekend and when we drove by that spot for a while.

A couple of months ago, I thought of taking him to a ride the Go Train (commuter train), but it didn’t happen that day.

Everyone else was busy today, and it was a nice day, so I decided to take him for the ride.

I told him we were going for a train ride.  After that, he asked every couple of minutes while we were driving, “Choo Choo ride.”  He fell asleep while we were driving.

Once we got tot the train station, I tried to figure out the best bang for our buck.  One of the ticket agents said to go about three stops.  There would be about a ten minute wait before the train would come back going the other way.

We had missed a train by about 10 minutes, giving us about 20 minutes before the next train left.

We found our way down the stairs, through a tunnel, and over to the platform.

We waited a few minutes for the train to come.  It arrived about 10 minutes before the departure time.

As the train was pulling in, Reid said, “Hi Choo Choo!!”  He was quite excited.

We went in and sat down, and waited for the train.

It took about twenty minutes to get to the third stop on the line.

We got off, and waited about ten minutes for the train to come back.

We made our return trip, and it was quite eventful.

When we got off, Reid was quite upset and wanted more.

All in all, I think it was a worthwhile adventure.  And a great way to spend a nice fall day.

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