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Monday, June 18, 2018

Branson Scenic Railway

Good morning,

The highlight of our trip to Branson, Missouri, was our ride on the Branson Scenic Railway.
We arrived at the station early in the morning, bought our tickets, then enjoyed sitting there watching the activity in downtown Branson as others arrived and bought tickets.
The historic engines pulled cars that had been in service during the heyday of rail travel in the USA.

Have tickets, will ride.  The cost for this trip was very reasonable!
And, off we go!
Across rivers...
...past small towns...
...and the ruins of buildings from the past. 
Our conductors were great fun...
...and obviously enjoyed their jobs!
We moved into hilly farmland and crossed tressels high above streams.
I snapped this image just before we returned to the station at the end of our ride.  What makes this rail road crossing unique is the speaker on that pole just above the lights.  That speaker blasts the sound of a train whistle when our train approached and was crossing.  Brilliant!  There was no excuse for traffic to miss hearing that whistle!

What a fun trip!  This was just fantastic!

All the best,
Lois

1 comment:

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

What a fun excursion, Lois, and thanks for all the photos. We've ridden on many small scenic railways and now I have another one to include if and when we get to Branson, MO.