Monday, March 19, 2012

Trains on the Track

My husband and I were driving in the country roads looking for daffodils and anything interesting we might see along the road. We found the flowers and then came to a railroad track and look what we saw:


I was impressed while looking to see which railroad it belonged to. You can see the Union Pacific emblem on the front on the engine below.



The engine is painted traditional Armour Yellow with the flag on each side of the locomotive.  Looked impressive to me!






We drove on after a few pictures and about a mile further, we saw another train on the track. It didn't have a flag on the side but was still interesting to watch it.

This sign below made me think about the very old tricky question:

Railroad crossing look out for the cars can you spell that without any r's?



Thanks for stopping by to see the Trains on the Track - Judy.


Linking to:


Jenny Matlock for Alphabet Thursday - Letter R
Smiling Sally for Blue Monday


24 comments:

  1. My father used to work on the railroad; he was a yardman. Thanks for the memories! I'm glad you shared your blues today.

    Happy Blue Monday, Judy.

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  2. I love trains and especially hearing them off in the distance.

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  3. My dear hubby is a railroad nut. He has loved trains since he was a very young boy. When we married, I knew he liked train, but had no clue of how it would influence our lives. Now that he is retired, he spends 4 days a week involved with some aspect of trains. He has one day that he and a group of men work on a 5K sq ft layout for model trains. The other 3 days a week, he is at the local railroad museum, where he is the Vice President of the charter group. The museum is in downtown Nashville, TN and runs about 30 excursion trips across Middle Tennessee during a year. Like I said, he is a railroad nut.
    Answer is THAT!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  4. The riddle reminds me of my younger days.:-) THAT made the rounds a few times. My grandfather worked for Southern Railway long ago, and I rode the train a few times returning home on vacations from college. Nothing like riding a passenger train!:-)

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  5. That is a cool train..


    Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.sweetposh.info/2012/03/olay-cream-moisturizer.html

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  6. Calling by as another Outdoor Wednesday participant, that is some engine you came across.

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  7. That is one good looking choo choo train which I called them as a child. I have never had a train ride except at an amusement park which is not quite the same. What good luck you had to see this one.--------- Shannon

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  8. This is the week for trains! I just came from another blog that posted train pictures too. The only trains I see around here are pulling cars full of graffiti. Who knew trains could be so colorful!

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  9. The train is impressive looking with your flag on the side. I don't think I've ever seen the Canadian flag on the side of a train.

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  10. Hi,
    Thanks for stopping by today. Happy to follow you back. I love riding the train to Chicago. So much fun! Answer to the riddle.... THAT. We used to say that all the time, when I was a kid. :)

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  11. There is something very cool about trains! I love your shots. Thanks so much for visiting me, I'm now following you.

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  12. I love how the flag is placed, as though it is blowing as the train is moving! Beautiful photos! Thank you for stopping by for a visit. I hope to see you again soon :)

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  13. I love trains, but that one was especially interesting. The trains coming through my town are definitely not that nice!!

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  14. I love trains, but that one was especially interesting. The trains coming through my town are definitely not that nice!!

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  15. I love the engine with the flag. It looks like it's blowing in the wind as the train moves.
    Visiting from Outdoor Wednesday.

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  16. Thanks for all those cool photos! Very nice and did I hear the hum on the tracks? YES!

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  17. I see we had a similar idea for this week's Alphabe-Thursday post! I like the yellow engine.

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  18. Very impressive! I love the gorgeous flag against the yellow...

    awesome!

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  19. Cool train pix. I still love seeing trains, although I'm glad I don't live anywhere near where we would have to listen to them regularly.

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  20. the only trains I ever see are littered with grafetti Nice to see one that isnt

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  21. There is something truly awe inspiring about trains :)

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  22. My favorite Uncle Louie worked on the railroad. I love trains! My mom's oldest sister, my aunt Mary, use to say "When God was passing out brains, I tohught He said trains, and I said no thank you I pass!" and "When God was passing out noses I thought he said roses and I said give me a great big one!" I just was reminded of that. You made me think of train memories. My older brother had a basement full of trains. What I wouldn't give to have that train collection. Ah...such nice memories you conjured up for me!

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  23. These are Really interesting... They look so official!

    I love the Railroad Crossing sign...

    Great post for the letter "R"!

    Thanks for linking.

    A+

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