Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Night Train


As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the Skunk train has been running twice daily specials lately, with elves and music and enchantment, even in these dark evenings and cold temperatures. It's good to hear the not-too-distant horn of the engine as it rumbles through town, snaking off to the fields and forests to the west, and making life-long memories for the children aboard. Happy Solstice, everyone! From here until late June, the days grow longer.

9 comments:

Susie of Arabia said...

Reminds me of the Polar Express. Love the lights - I miss them.
Happy Holidays, Elaine!

Petrea said...

The photo can be enjoyed even more when enlarged. Magic! Memories for the children? Call me a child then, I'd love it.

Saretta said...

My boys would love a ride on that train!

Laurie said...

Happy solstice, Elaine! I love this festive train.

raf said...

This is wonderful, Elaine. Wanted to take a trip on the Skunk way back when living in SF, but never made it then. Thanks for the posts about it!

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous

Kym said...

I can almost taste hot chocolate and smell fresh cut fir. Very Christmasy.

USelaine said...

Susie - The final page of that book gave me goosebumps when I first read it! This does have that aura.

P - You would be a perfect volunteer elf for this too!

Saretta - I wonder if Italy has antique trains anywhere. They are so fun.

Laurie - And to you too! The weather prevented any night gazing this year.

Raf - The Skunk has sadly become an infrequent treat. I hope 2009 brings a better schedule, but hurry!

Miss H - Thank you! The station just glowed with cheer.

Kym - Thanks for those lovely sensory cues! Mmmmm.

In fact, thank you all!

eric said...

Great photos as usual.

Happy holidays!