Sunday, November 14, 2010

Vintage motorcar information...

I went in and found these images online...
they are from the 50s and 60s like I said before...
they were used to check the rails and transport personnel...
today, people buy them up to run the rails...
much like a motor cycle run on a day trip...
these owners do day trips when they can...
when they run, they book the track...
from point A to point B for a certain time frame...
our rails here are owned by ADM...
so there is no other traffic on them except to move grain...
so they rent the track out on a day when they are not using it...
it is always on a Sunday and we have only seen them in colder weather...
they will run 2 or 3 times during their "season"...
I am sure there are other rails they use...
they will go one way and stop and eat...
turn around and go back...
they make a day of it...
I am sure they are old retired conductors taking a look at the tracks and the views only you can see by rail...
if you have never traveled by train...
do so before they are gone...
it's a whole different world...
and the towns and cities you thought you knew so well...
will offer many fun surprises...
hope that answers all your questions...

6 comments:

Verde Farm said...

Thanks for this post. This is ver cool and I had no idea. I bet they have a blast running the rails. I would love it.
Amy :)

NanaDiana said...

After you said they were the cars that were used to check the tracks I knew what they were. I didn't know that people had bought them up and used them for enjoyment. Do you know I have never been on a train and I have wanted to go for years? There is a train museum here where they do rides around the train yard but that is a whole differnt experience. I think I will look into it because you are right- someday they will all be gone! hugs-Diana

Shirley said...

Very interesting post. Love those little colorful cars!
Thanks for letting me know my post wasn't working right. I think I fixed it now : ))

Rebecca said...

I just told my husband that I want one of those to decorate up-he just rolled his eyes!

Ann said...

Tete, thanks for the history lesson...I love it!! i still can't believe I had never heard of this group. RR is in my blood, I love to ride a train and especially love hearing one. I can hear the one that runs from St louis and goes through Greenup, when my cousin hears one she always says " there goes Grandpa" And I think Eric should get Rebecca one!! lol

Marydon said...

How fun an idea to share these with all ... I want to see what Rebecca would do to decorate these!

Have a great week!
TFN ~ Hugs, Marydon