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Monday, June 18, 2018
Branson Scenic Railway
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!
...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!