Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The clouds were hanging really low this morning; looking kind of eerie and cold.

I did manage to catch a UP Passenger special as it was coming through the valley this morning. Our Hot Rail telephone grapevine is great — friends call us or family members to let us know whenever they spot a special train coming through. This heads up notice gives us a chance to get out onto the deck in time to photograph the train. Our eldest son called to let me know he’d heard from a friend who had spotted this passenger special heading our way. It gave me about 2 minutes to grab my camera, make sure the SD card was inserted, and get out on the deck to catch the train as it rolled by. If there’s enough time, I’ll dash back inside and call the next railfan/friend around the curve and give him a heads up. And so it goes… one friend to another — sharing the joy of seeing something special coming down the tracks.

Today is Robert’s work day at the Depot and to have lunch with the other crew members. At the last Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, service pins were handed out to those who had volunteered for 10 years. We missed by one year, so next year we’ll be receiving our 10 year pin. It’s just a small token of appreciation for the hours put in by people.

Be safe, be well and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them.

 

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About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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2 Responses to Tuesday, May 24, 2016

  1. mageb says:

    I’d love train spotting if I lived near you, but boy, I would miss the beach and bay. Fascinating stuff.

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