Ah, the fascination with trains. Real ones that make practical journeys; model ones that take us on flights of fantasy.
National Train Day is in May, a time to celebrate again all things connected to train. In Orange County, “Railroad Days” was held recently in the city of Brea. There were lots of things to see.
From the present: a locomotive from Union Pacific, one of America’s leading transportation companies. Visitors got to see up-close an environmentally-friendly low emission diesel locomotive. According to the spokesman, it was first launched in 2007.
From the past: another type of steam engine was on display. The American, a fire engine built in 1902, dazzled the visitors. It is said that the coal fired steam engine was a work of ingenious mechanical skills and craftsmanship.
And for the kid in us all: model trains with the its own universe of tiny people and buildings stirring our imagination and cheer.