Monday, March 19, 2018

Meatloaf's Rail Adventures #5

Allentown and Auburn

Another holiday finds Meatloaf adventuring along the rails. This time a trip much closer to home. We still got up early, but were able to get in breakfast and Meatloaf's morning walk before heading over the hills to Kutztown, PA.

Runs 1, 2, and 3

The motor cars set on by the Allentown and Auburn station located on Railroad Street. How convenient, right? Meatloaf got settled in the car after the safety meeting.
A very pretty run! It's four miles of farmland. 

At the end, by the engine house, Meatloaf got to stretch while the cars turned to go back to the station.

All the weather forecasts said it would be warmer, around 50. I don't think it ever happened and I'm glad we found a new sweater for Meatloaf to wear on these excursions. 

The tiny silver stripes are supposed to be reflective, but I think we need to add some safety green to it for next time.

As luck would have it a freight train passed. Meatloaf heard it and barked. Then we watched it pass.
Soon it was time to go back. 

We went up and back another time before lunch. Meatloaf explored a bit more this second time.
But was ready to head back again for lunch.

One group went to Basin Street Hotel for lunch. They have really good rye bread; makes for a tasty ham sandwich! We sat with two very nice couples and visited until it was time to go back to the station for run number three.

This time Meatloaf noticed a hand car.
Then went back to the motor car.
And decided it was time for a nap.
Meatloaf loves to supervise set off; he stays close to our car for safety.

It was a great day with a great group of people! A big THANK YOU to the Allentown and Auburn Railroad and the event coordinators for a neat trip. We hope everyone had as much fun as we did.

Ps. The railroad has Easter bunny trains coming up. Would be fun to do with the family.

Best wishes,