Monday, July 27, 2015

Meatloaf's Rail Adventures #2

The North Shore Railroad

Saturday was a sunny summer day. It started out cool and by the end of the day was hot and humid. However, it was also a great day to ride the rails. This time we can find Meatloaf along The North Shore Railroad. The North Shore is a functioning freight railroad that is also very active in the community it serves. Xyra and Franz have participated in their Toys for Tots motorcar runs in the past.

Previously you have seen Meatloaf ride in a New York Central car and a SOO Line car. Saturday he rode in a Canadian National car. An MT-19 to be exact. The trip started out in Northumberland near the Joseph Priestley House. Meatloaf was excited while everyone set on the rails. 

After the safety meeting, they were off and headed to Berwick.
In Bloomsburg, they stopped for lunch. Meatloaf jumped out to stretch his little legs.

He went to visit friends in another car and found a vent he could look out.

Do you know what that symbol above him means?

After lunch they headed up to Berwick where the cars turned. Once again Meatloaf jumped out to stretch his legs and check out the flora and the shade.

Soon they were heading back to Northumberland.
At one of the major crossings, they waited for all the cars to get together. It was the perfect time to grab a drink.
Do some reading.
Before starting up again.
Meatloaf tried to stay out of the sun by getting close to Xyra.
The breeze blew through the open doors as they went around curves through the woods.
And along the road.
The wooded sections were Meatloaf's favorites.

Thank you to everyone at The North Shore Railroad and to Mr. Snickelfritz for a great day and run!

Best wishes,


  1. Meatloaf is so cute and he looks like he really enjoys these trips! Have you ever heard of this one? I was checking out the railroad schedule and came across this, thought of you and Franz immediately!

    1. I have heard of that tourist railroad, but I've never been there. It's neat that they have a special speeder day. That's a little over $1 per mile; not bad. The meets we go on can run from $50 - $200. Depends on the hosting railroad requirements and the coordinator.
      Depending on track speed and the number of public crossings it's a nice long trip too.
      Thank you for the information.